The term Griva basti (also known as Griva vasti) is derived from two Sanskrit words; griva meaning neck and basti/vasti meaning dam. Griva basti is a deep tissue treatment of cervical area. Similar to kati basti, a dam is formed out of dough over cervical region and filled with warm herbalized oil.
Griva basti is also administered similar to Kati basti. After a quick session of head massage that helps to relax muscles and reduce stress, a dam will be made on neck at the origin of stiffness and pain and it will be filled with warm anti inflammatory oil.
Griva basti is highly effective reduce pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, weakness and so on at neck and that radiates to shoulders and arms. Griva basti can be placed over the back of shoulder to support with problems with shoulder as well.
Griva basti is an ideal therapy for cervical problems and neuropathies of arms like
- Cervical degenerated disc disease
- Cervical herniated disc
- Cervical osteoarthritis
- Other problems of cervical spine
- Myo fascial pain
- Spondylo listhesis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
A session of steam is highly recommended after a session of Griva vasti. Even though a single session can help you to relieve pain and relax muscles improving quality of life and wellness, 3-7 sessions are required to get long lasting substantiate results.