Bashpa Swedana(Herbal Steam Therapy)
Bashpa Swedana is a traditional herbal steam therapy in Ayurveda to relieve pain and stiffness and detoxify your body.
What is Bashpa Swedana?
In Sanskrit, “Bashpa” means steam and “Swedana” means to sweat or perspire.
Ayurvedic texts describe many forms of Swedana and define it as “whatever relieves stiffness, heaviness, and cold in the body and produces sweat.”
Bashpa Swedana consists of applying herbalised steam evenly to your body as you sit comfortably in a wooden steam box. With this method, your body can be fully steamed while your head remains cool. In Ayurveda, it is believed that the eyes and head should be protected from overheating.
This treatment often follows a massage to further relax your body, reducing pain and stiffness. It also promotes the elimination of impurities through the sweat.
- Joint or muscle pain and stiffness
- People who have trouble sweating
- Low energy levels
- Conditions of stagnation, coldness and stiffness
- Relieves pain, decreases muscle spasm and relaxes muscle tension.
- Improves circulation and promotes the elimination of toxins through the sweat.
- Revitalises and rejuvenates your skin.
- Counteracts the cold qualities of Vata and Kapha doshas, which are responsible for pain, stiffness, and heaviness.
Price for Bashpa Swedana
$15 – 20 minutes
For more information about Bashpa Swedana, or to see what treatment is best for you
Massage treatments that Bashpa Swedana can be added to:
Kalari Marma Massage
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Ayurvedic massage is a deeply rejuvenating and balancing treatment involving the application of warm herbalised oil to your body.
Udvartana is a treatment in Ayurveda in which specially prepared herbal paste or herbal powder is massaged over the body. It is a treatment used to support weight loss or detoxification programs.
Chavutti Thirummal is an ancient south Indian warrior massage specially developed to increase flexibility, agility and strength.
Brisbane’s Kalari Ayurveda Centre uses the traditional Indian healing systems of Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa to effectively treat your aches, pains and injuries.