Basti therapies are ancient Ayuvedic methods for dealing with various types of pain and stiffness caused by various types of diseases. The main Basti therapies are: Griva (neck), Janu (knee), Kathi (back), Hrid (heart) and Netra Basti (eyes). In Basti therapies, dough is prepared in the shape of a ring and attached to the particular part of the body. Subsequently, authentic Ayurvedic herbal oils are placed in the ‘ring’. The therapies end with a massage and Svedana (steam therapy) for deeper, additional absorption of the oils into the tissues. Basti therapies are also effective in the presence of chronic problems, requiring daily or weekly application, depending on the nature and duration of the problem.
Main benefits of Basti therapies:
Soothes pain and stiffness
It reduces the presence of edema and inflammation
Improves range of motion
Strengthens the musculoskeletal system (bones and muscles)
Improves blood circulation
Calms the nerve endings
Relieves subsequent symptoms (radiating pain, numbness, etc.)
Griva Basti relieves chronic pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper limbs. It is used for headaches, migraines, fractures, disc herniation, pain caused by crooked posture, and diseases such as: spondylosis, trauma/impact, sprain, deformity, crooked neck, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica, spinal stenosis and bone disease of Paget.
Janu Basti is a useful therapy for pain and stiffness in the knees caused by degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis, patello-femoral deformities, contusion of the anterior cruciate ligament, torn meniscus, bursitis and tendinitis of the patella.
Kati Basti is a useful therapy for pain and stiffness in the lower back, resulting from diseases such as: lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, sacroiliac disorders, coccyx disorders, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis and spina bifida.
Netra Basti is a therapy that nourishes, restores and purifies the eyes. The eyes are directly connected to the brain and nervous system, and this therapy improves the functioning of all three. Gii’s lipid structure is similar to the body’s natural moisturizer, making it particularly suitable and nourishing for optic nerve tissue. The therapy is effective for fatigue, dry and itchy eyes, and migraine headaches. It is used in diseases of the retina, glaucoma, cataract, chronic conjunctivitis, etc. Increases visual perception, focus and concentration, reduces wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes.