Ayurvedic Therapies India

Ayurvedic Therapies and Benefits

Ayurveda offers various cleansing and rejuvenation therapies for overall well-being. These work as a support system for specific health issues. Let us know about the various Ayurvedic Therapies and their benefits.


It can be simply defined as Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage. Medicated oils are properly massaged into your body with specialized strokes and marma pressure point. It is deeply relaxing and nourishing kind of massage which rejuvenates all the tissues of your body.


The term 'Shirodhara' can be simplified as Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy. In this therapy, warm oil is poured in a slow stream on your forehead that pacifies the subtle aspects of doshas. This treatment nourishes the nervous system, enhances mental clarity and promotes relaxation.

Bashpa Swedana

This is basically Full Body Herbal Steam Therapy, which includes steaming the entire body excluding the head. A sweat box is used in this method. Used after Abhyagna or other oil massage, it aims at detoxifying your body and providing healing effects.

Nadi Swedana

It is a Localized Steam Therapy for Pain Relief. In this method, a localized application of steam is done with herbal medicated oils. Focusing on specific areas of the body like joints or muscles, it improves flexibility and reduces pain. It is helpful in diseases with chronic pain.

Marma Chikitsa

It is a kind of Ayurvedic Acupressure or Energy Point Therapy. Marma points are the bridge between physical body and its subtle energy pathways, known as nadis. It is aimed at stimulating specific organs or systems. With an emphasis on key marma points, it helps in releasing blocked energy and promotes flexibility.

Shila Abhyanga

It can be simplified as Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage. The therapy is used to enhance healing and longevity. The session involves a deep relaxing massage with the use of Ayurvedic herbal oils and with the application of water-heated basalt stones of different sizes. The benefits include stimulating the circulatory system, releasing toxins and relieving pain.

Shiro Abhyanga with Nasya

Known as the Ayurvedic Head Massage & Nasal Therapy, it is basically a blend of Ayurvedic head massage with nasal administration of herbal oil. It stimulates vital organs and systems by clearing the energy pathways in your head. Highly beneficial for headaches, allergies, neck, ear and throat problems.

Nabhi Basti or Chakra Basti

You can understand it simply as Navel Region Balance and Emotional Release. Helpful in balancing the nabhi marma, it increases the digestion power and helps in releasing the deeply seated emotions. It is performed by filling a dam made out of dough, placed over the navel area with lukewarm medicated oil or ghee.

Marma Massage

It is a popular Invigorating Ayurvedic Massage that stimulates vital marma points and energizes organs and tissues. As a result, it enhances overall blood circulation. It is helpful in relieving tension, removing energy blocks and energizing you.

Netra Basti

It is simply an Eye Rejuvenation Therapy. Performed by filling a dam (made out of dough), which is placed around the eyes with a lukewarm medicated oil or ghee, it helps in relieving eye strain and improves vision. It also pacifies the doshas in the head area and treats various eye diseases.

Pinda Sweda or Swedana

This is an Ayurvedic Therapy to Restore Strength and Vigor. It includes scrubbing warm blouses (prepared with herbs and grains) over your full body using specific strokes. It enhances blood circulation and muscle tone. Done in a series, it is used for several neurological disorders and promotes vitality and longevity.

Kati Basti

This is called as the Lumbo-Sacral Rejuvenation Therapy. A localized treatment for relieving the lower back, it also pacifies the sites of Vata and relieve pain, soreness and tension in that area. Made out of dough, a dam is placed on the lumbo-sacral area with lukewarm medicated oil.

Hrud or Uro Basti

This therapy is better known as Ayurvedic Heart Support Therapy. Focusing on the area over the heart, it is helpful in nourishing and strengthening heart functions. A dam is placed over the heart and filled with lukewarm medicated oil or ghee to regulate the heart functioning.

Colour Therapy

The therapeutic attributes of colour are used in this Ayurvedic Vibrational Healing method. Based on a clinical research that says certain glandular functions respond to specified colours, it is used to treat various ailments. The therapy involves exposing different parts of your body to coloured lights in a totally dark room.

Prana Therapy

The therapy aims at Traditional Ayurvedic Energy Work. It utilizes the vital energy to remove blockages within one's subtle nerve pathways, tissues, organs, and channels. The therapy promotes healing of specific areas as well as overall well being of humans.

In Ayurveda, these therapies are directed to eradicate the disease completely and permanently


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