Basti + Abhyanga

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Basti+Abhyanga Treatment

Indications : immune system strengthening, stress relief, pain relief, joint complaints, bone growth, circulatory disorders, PCO, in case of mental complaints such as depression, grief, deep muscle spasms, menstrual pains, back pain, headaches caused by a stiff neck, joint wear, inflexible, stiff joints , constipation, chest complaints, deposits in the lungs, heart muscle complaints, complaints caused by gout, rheumatism, sciatica, spondylosis (calcification of the vertebrae), neuralgia, complaints caused by the facial nerve and other nerve fibers, as well as in all cases where your holistic doctor prescribes this complementary therapy recommends you.

Your entire body is treated with warm oil, massaged and further relaxed with herbal steam. We hold plenty of warm oil in a pasta pool on the painful, blocked joint on the body part (waist, knee, spine, navel, neck, shoulder, chest). We always choose the oil and materials used in harmony with your personality and the season!

” Abhyanga (oil massage)  is a form of Ayurvedic medicine  that involves massaging the body with warm herbal oils tailored to an individual’s dosha.” /Source: wikipedia/

Abhyanga is a snehan (स्नेहन) treatment, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning gentle and loving. This is exactly how we deliver the abundant oil to the skin in order to loosen the toxins trapped in its structure, the substance trapped there undigested during cellular metabolism, which Ayurveda calls ama. During the treatment, ama, which has blocking, clogging, covering, blocking properties for the body, is directed towards the excretory organs. At the end of the treatment, the herbal steam cabin (swedana) therapy ensures the liquefaction of the ama and thus its final removal from the body. Used as a cure, it is an introductory (purva karma) part of the great cleansing ritual, which Ayurveda calls pancha karma, five actions.

In our case, this treatment is usually carried out with cold-pressed vegetable oils, which are 100% natural, free from artificial dyes, artificial fragrances, additives, and parabens. No animal experiments were performed during their production. Examples include sesame, almond, coconut, mustard seed and pumpkin seed oils. The choice of material is always justified by the existing complaints, so we like it if we can find out about your needs in a few words at the time of check-in, which could be, for example, stress relief, pain relief, insomnia, treatment of arthritis with medicinal herbs, bone growth on the knee (for example), nervous system diseases or nervous system immaturity, circulatory disorders occurrence of memory loss . Here I would like to draw your attention to the pleasant side effects, which are: the skin becomes elastic and radiant , the wrinkles caused by the abundant use of oil are replenished , the body becomes youthful, the libido increases . In necessary cases, we also use classic Ayurvedic oils, so-called tailams, which are made today based on the same ancient recipes as they were thousands of years ago. Examples are Dhanwantaram tailam, Mahanarayana tailam, Karpooradi tailam.

This massage begins with abundant warm oil dripping on the scalp and continues with smoothing, rubbing and light tapping movements. The sensation of warm oil dripping on the head and skin results in an extremely soothing, meditative state. It significantly calms the nervous system. When we do this, the guest, even if he had been talking until then, without exception becomes silent and obviously wants to concentrate only on his body sensations. This part is done while sitting, wrapped in a fragrant, snow-white warm towel. After that, we perform further movements on a heated massage bed. The entire therapy is characterized by the abundant use of oil, in a ritualistic hand gesture from the therapist’s palm to the guest’s body. This is important because the operator and the person being treated and the oil used are aligned on the subtle physical level as well. During the rite, depending on the sensitivity of the guest (we always find out about this in advance), we use incense, mostly sandalwood, but myrrh and frankincense can also be recommended. If you don’t like smoke, it’s not a problem either, because in this case we use a candle to release essential oils into the air, helping to achieve the ultimate goal of the treatment. During the therapy, soft music is played, which is also carefully selected music that helps the harmony of body, soul and mind. We primarily recommend healing raga and gandharva veda music suitable for the time of day, but we also try to meet individual needs. We refrain from bright lights until the last minute of the steam treatment, unless part of the therapy is to strengthen the eyes and for this we keep a ghee lamp in focus.

After that, the guest lies back on the treatment bed, which has been rearranged in the meantime, and his body is properly supported so that he feels comfortable during the basti treatment for the next 30 minutes. In most cases, the guest spends this time in deep relaxation or sleep.

Ayurvedic treatments in which warm oil is applied to the affected body part in an area surrounded by a dough wall are collectively called basti. The temperature of the oil is raised continuously, but very slowly. It is the composition of the special oil or concoction used and the heat that exerts its beneficial effect.

Depending on which part of the body it is placed on, they go by different names. The best known is the kati basti placed on the waist. There is also janu basti for the knees, uro basti for the chest, griva basti for the back of the neck, netra basti for the eyes, chakra basti for the navel, prustha basti for the entire spine. If the word basti is used by itself, enema can also refer to therapy!

If you only come to us for basti treatment, we will lay the guest in the correct position on the heated treatment bed and place the pasta wall. There is a way to cover two areas of the body in 60 minutes if the therapist can reach them in a lying position (e.g. knees). Untreated body parts are thoroughly covered. During the treatment, the healing sounds we are used to play and stress-relieving scents accompany the process. We avoid bright lights in order to ensure a meditative state, when you can focus your attention on the treated area, thereby also giving energy and attention to your “number”. At the end of the procedure, the body area is massaged to help the dissolved ama (substances not digested by cells) to be emptied, and to provide caring and corrective movements to the stiff joints that have been dissolved. This type of therapy is most effective 3 times in a row, but a significant improvement in pain relief can be seen even on the first occasion. At the end, we apply steam therapy or a warm steam bath.

Indications for Basti therapy: deep muscle spasms, menstrual pains, lower back pain, headaches caused by a stiff neck, joint wear and tear, inflexible, stiff joints, constipation, chest complaints, deposits in the lungs, heart muscle complaints, gout, rheumatism, sciatica, spondylosis (calcification of the vertebrae) caused by in case of complaints, neuralgia, facial nerve and other nerve fiber complaints.

If you feel that this treatment, based on what has been described, serves your health, you can use the button below to find out about available appointments. We look forward to seeing you!

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