The word Sweda is derived from Sanskrit swid, meaning ‘to sweat or to perspire’. So swedana is the process of inducing sweat with the help of steam, generated from medicated herbal decoctions. This opens up your pores and begin to rid the body of impurities through your sweat glands. It helps to dilate circulation and speeds up the elimination of impurities that have been loosened by oleation. It also encourages a general state of relaxation.
Swedana provides following benefits:
Balances Vata and Kapha humors in the body
Detaches toxins; expels them through the tiny pores of the skin along with sweat