Kativasti (Spa & Massage)

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A dough is prepared out of black gram flour or whole wheat flour and water.

Medicated oil or herbs for decoction  is selected depending on the bodily constitution and the state of the humors (Doshas) of the person.

The person is made to lie face down on the Massage Table (Droni).

The dough is made into a ring of four to five inches in diameter which is placed over the lumbo-sacral area of spine.

After it is glued with some water to make it leakproof, lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly  poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with more warm one.

At  the end of the procedure the dough is removed; a gentle massage is given over the area. The person is made to take rest for a while.

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