The word 'Swedana' is inferred from Sanskrit word 'swid', stand for 'to sweat or to perspire'.
When abhyangam: a full body oil massage is carried out by an ayurveda teacher at center, an ayurvedic steam bath called Swedana is continued after that. Steaming the body post abhyangam is very necessary. It increases the effectiveness of the oil massage. The steam treatment is practiced at an ayurvedic center or clinic by Ayurvedic doctors or professionals who have a very good knowledge of ayurvedic steaming. The treatment is applied in a closed chamber. The patient has to sit or lie down in the chamber. The head remains out of the chamber.
While massaging the body with oil heals many health problems, steaming opens your skin pores. It helps the oil applied during a massage in penetrating the target organs. There is a lot of sweating and perspiration when steam is taken. Direct heat is not given to the body. Instead of that, indirect heat in the form of steam is given to a person. Steam is also given to a person before the ayurvedic procedures that are required for detoxifying the body. It is the best remedy for getting rid of toxins that can cause diseases if not removed from the body. Application of steam helps in dilating or expanding various channels present in your body. Steaming is very necessary for separating the harmful toxins from your body so that it can be eliminated.
The procedure of swedana involves exposure to steam inside a box or cabin made of wood. You need to sit in the box in a comfortable position. After that, herbal steam is released in the box. The steam contains healing herbs that reduce pain and inflammation. This steam treatment is requires around ten to fifteen minutes. It helps in rejuvenating the body.
|Duration||10 mins – 15 mins ( depending on the body type and disease )|
|Cost||200 rs ( if taken along with Abhyangam (oil massage) ).|
|400 rs (just steam).|
This technique is being used as pre-treatment for Panchakarma Detoxification and Rasayana Rejuvenation program etc. This therapy offers tremendous amount of relief to your body & mind and leads a healthy living.