Duration – 5 to 15 minutes (depending on the individual’s condition)
Ayurvedic Herbal Steam Bath, known as Swedana (meaning heat or sweat therapy) in Sanskrit, is a simple and effective Ayurvedic therapy designed to enhance your well-being and promote the process of detoxification. The power of Ayurvedic herbs helps eliminate toxins and cleanse the body, thus providing an all-encompassing feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation to your body and mind.
This holistic healing system is an integral part of Ayurveda, and it combines the therapeutic benefits of steam with the medicinal properties of Ayurvedic herbs boiled in water. The warm and humid environment created by the steam from the boiling medicinal water helps open up the pores on the skin and allows the active compounds in the herbs to penetrate the body. The steam also causes sweating, which flushes out toxins from the body.
The medicinal herbs used for the steam bath are selected to target and pacify the specific doshas (Vata, Pitta or Kapha) that are imbalanced. Before the steam bath, herbal oil is applied all over the body, allowing the medicinal properties of the herbs to be better absorbed by the body. The herbal steam bath is advised for various health concerns, which include pain management, obesity and detoxification.
- Detoxifies and improves the skin
- Clears the respiratory system and provides relief from congestion
- Promotes weight loss by reducing fat tissues
- Relieves muscle pain, joint pain, and inflammation
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces stress and relaxes the mind