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Kati vasthy

Kati vasthy is a special type of low back therapy or lumbar therapy. The word Kati stands for low back or waist and Vasti, for retaining something inside. This is an Ayurvedic lumbo-sacral rejuvenation therapy using hot oil. One can achieve both local oleation and sudation by this procedure.


Dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour and water. The dough is made into a ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the lumbar-sacral area of spine. The person is made to lie face down on the Massage Table (Droni). After it is glued with some water to make it leak proof, lukewarm medicated oil is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with warm oil. At the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.

  • Pacifies Vata Dosha.
  • Reduces pain and inflammation.
  • Deeply purifies and improves blood circulation around lumbo-sacral area.
  • Removes rigidity and spasm of muscles around lumbo-sacral region.
  • Nourishes and strengthens the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, muscles of the lumbo - sacral region.
  • Lubricates the joints.

  • Chronic Backache
  • Degenerative spine changes
  • Compressed discs and spinal nerves
  • Disc prolapse
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Rheumatic arthritis
  • Sciatica

Duration: 30 minutes