Greeva Basti is an Ayurvedic neck care and basically a hot oil therapy. Greeva Basti is bathing the neck region with medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. The procedure does oleation and sudation around the neck region simultaneously. Due to present day lifestyle which involves continued and glued sitting position and lack of body movements the problems of the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of neck and shoulder arise. Greeva Basti addresses these issues effectively.
Medicated oil or herbs for decoction are selected depending on the bodily constitution and the state of the humors (Doshas) of the person. This oil is poured in a ring of dough placed over the neck to cover all the vertebrae of the neck and 2-3 vertebrae of the thoracic region when patient is lying face down. The treatment lasts for about 30 minutes & the oil is changed when it gets cooled. This Greevabasti is beneficial as it-
Relieves the burden of stress and congestion in nerves, bones and muscles of neck and shoulders and thus relaxing and rejuvenating them
Improves the flexibility and brings smooth movement
Improves circulation around the neck and shoulder region.
Greeva Basti gives relief from the following conditions: