Ayurvedic Kati-Basti Therapy offers a very effective approach using a topical oil retention dam for alleviating disorders associated with the lower back and lower abdomen, also knows as swadhisthana, the sacral chakra. Sciatica, lower back pain, hip pain, constipation and reproductive disorders can be remedied by using this ancient oil technique called Basti or Dough Dam Basti. It is an important therapy utilized in Ayurveda to apply diffused medicated herbal oils, herbs, ghee, milk, water or essential oils directly on the area of the body treated. This practice allows the herbs to deeply immerse into the tissues for a therapeutic effect. A Dough Dam is placed on the body, which is used to contain the oil for the treatment, allowing the recipient to receive the warm oils for deeper nourishment. Oil is lipophilic, which means it can dissolve oil-like toxins that are stored in certain tissues in the body that are plagued with pain. Pain is always associated with toxins, so this therapy is a form of detoxification in order to remove pain in specific areas of the body. Learn about the Essential oil and specific herbs which have an affinity to the Swadhisthana ~ Sacral Chakra energy center and how they are used to impart nourishment and clearing.
Use this as a single therapy for your clients for a 30 minute treatment for $50 or integrate it into your current massage practice as part of your current treatment. Be sure to increase the price of your treatment though to cover time and costs. You could integrate this nicely with abhyanga and charge $100 or more (depending on your demographic) for 1 hour that would include the kati basti. This is a tried and true, authentic and extremely effective technique for even the toughest sciatica cases. It often takes 1 treatment per week for 1 month to see results, but each client will respond differently.
DAY 1: Clinical
Ayurvedic and Yogic history, theory and practice for healing the Chakras.
Clinical aspects of the Swadhisthana ~ Sacral Chakra: Use of Mantra, Pranayama, Yoga asana, Herbs, Essential oils, Gems.
Making the dough dam
Day 2: Practicum
Preparing the oils.
Preparing the client to receive the dough dam.
Applying the dough dam.
Care for the client following the application and Dough Dam Basti therapy.