The word Kati refers to Low back and Basti stands for or retaining something inside mainly the medicated oil. The procedure of applying heat to the sacral or lumbar region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame on this area is popularly known as ‘Kati Basti’. This is form of giving fomentation localized manner.
Mainly Housewives who are more prone for the kitchen get the strenuous pain in their low back work due continuous standing for long time and lack of bending movements. Continuous sitting to one certain place also low back pain many times. Kati basti is best remedy for them.
The healing properties of herbal oils used for this basti deeply clean and fortify the blood, build strong muscle and connective tissues, and lubricate the joints. This special technique is aimed at providing relief by bathing the lower back for twenty to fifty minutes.
A frame of black gram paste is made around the sacral region. Warm medicated oil is poured into this frame. This warm oil heats the sacral region including perspiration this is followed by massage and fomentation to the part of the body.
Benefits of Kati Basti
1) Increases the circulation in the region, as the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves
2) Pacifies one of the primary sites of Vata, relieving pain, soreness, and tension and restoring flexibility
3) Relieves chronic lower backaches and painful muscle spasms, stiffness, and degenerative problems.
Painful low back region
Degenerative spine changes