Bashpa Swedana(Herbal Steam Therapy)
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
Massage treatments that Bashpa Swedana can be added to:
Kalari Marma Massage
Brisbane’s Kalari Ayurveda Centre uses the traditional Indian healing systems of Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa to effectively treat your aches, pains and injuries.