Kati-basti is a classic Ayurvedic treatment for the lower back. A barrier is created with dough and warm, herbalized oil is poured into the barrier and retained for some time. As the lower back soaks in the warm oil, the muscles get relaxed and the stiffness starts to ease
1 Relieves lower back pain
Kati Basti is commonly used to alleviate lower back pain, which can be caused by a variety of factors such as poor posture, muscle strain, or nerve damage.
2 Improves flexibility
Kati Basti can also help to improve flexibility in the lower back and hips, which can be beneficial for people who have stiff or tight muscles in these areas.
3 Supports healthy digestion
According to Ayurveda, the lower back is considered the “seat of Vata,” which is the dosha (energy) responsible for movement and elimination in the body.
4 Promotes Relaxation
Kati Basti can be a deeply relaxing recommendations that can help to reduce stress and tension in the body.
5 Nourishes the skin
The warm oil used in Kati Basti can also help to nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth