Basti for neck and spine
Basti: warm oil treatment for stiff and painful neck or spine
This warm oil treatment alleviates pain and stiffness in the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nervous system. Pacifies Vata dosha. Treats sciatica, radiculopathy (nerve pain in arm), compressed muscles, nerves or vertebrae, inflammation in the nerves, muscle spasms, muscle rigidity, whiplash, spondylosis, ankylising spondylosis, spondelolysthesis, disc degeneration. The affected area is massaged with warm oil, heat is applied, then a warm oil bath is placed on it for 20 minutes. Minimum of three treatments is necessary. 45 minutes.
Manya basti: for neck pain (cervical vertebrae).
Kati basti: for lower back pain (lumbar vertebrae), slipped disc.
Prushta basti: for middle back (lumbar/thorasic area).
Contraindications: tumour, abscess, boils.