Steam therapy has been used since ancient times as a traditional healing system all over the world. Finnish saunas, Turkish baths and Japanese steam rooms are some of the traditional types of steam baths. Swedana is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment which usually follows the Abhyanga treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine, the term ‘Swedana’ refers to the treatment which involves sweating. This treatment is used to relieve the excess doshas or toxin from the body. This helps the person to establish a state of balance and also promote general health and well being.
Swedana is a glowing therapy wherein a person sits inside a box keeping their head out. This box contains a mixture of herbs and medicinal leaves. The person sits in the steam box which is filled with herb-infused steam for about ten minutes to half hour. The herbs are added to the steam therapy according to the individual’s state of imbalance. This therapy helps to drive the herbal oil deeper into the layers of the person’s skin. The sweating helps to remove toxins. In Avagha Swedana, a deep bath is filled with herbal decoctions or essential oils. Essential oils like lemon grass and eucalyptus oil are used to speed up the process of detoxification.
The steam therapy is truly an enjoyable and rejuvenating experience for the individual. In this therapy the body is nourished by the herbal steam and a cool damp cloth is placed on the back of the neck and the forehead in order to keep the head cool. The practitioners gently mists or moistens the face with organic rose water. This process results in the release of endorphins which make the individual relax absolutely in an invigorated and blissful state of being. The herbs that are used in the steam help to remove the toxins, soften the muscles and also support the increase of healthy blood circulation. To rehydrate and cool the individual’s body, room temperature cooling teas like hibiscus or rose-mint will be given. elixir is a popular Ayurvedic massage centre in Pune which offers this highly beneficial Ayurveda treatment of steam bath for individuals which will definitely help to improve your overall health.