Kati basti also known as Kati vasti is a popular deep tissue treatment for low back pain and associated health issues. The term Kati basti is formed from two Sanskrit words; kati meaning low back and basti/vasti meaning dam. It gives quick relief and relaxes the muscles of the whole area. This is a unique treatment of low back where a dam filled with warm pain oil is made on your low back. The dam is located at the point of origin of pain, inflammation and/or stiffness.
After giving you a quick session of head massage, the dam is made on your back. It is filled with warm herbalized pain oil. The oil is chosen according to your imbalance and body type. Oil will be reheated periodically to ensure the required temperature. At the end of the session, a thorough back and leg massage will be given.
Kati basti is ideal for stiffness, low back pain and neuropathies of legs. It is highly beneficial in disc bulge. Even though a single session can give you a lot of relief from pain and stiffness, multiple sessions are recommended to get the desired long lasting effects. A session of steam can boost the results of Kati vasti.