Unfortunately many folks have become accustomed to this discomfort, and this dull body becomes the norm and they don’t recognise this as an issue, nor act on it. Their cells have lost the memory of a free and healthy body that is their natural state and their brith right.
This method to treat musculo-skeletal disorders is unique from any other methods out there today.
This keeps getting restated at Vital Veda through the astonishing results we get from patients who undergo this treatment. Some who have lived with pain or discomfort for years and tried so many other therapies.
Other treatment approaches, conventional or alternative medicine, all certainly have relevance and may even be used in congruence with this treatment.
- Firstly a massage is performed over the target site to activate the tissues and prepare the body to openly invite the basti to do its work.
- Medicated, analgesic oil is “held” by a well (made from flour), localised over the targeted site.
- The practitioner maintains the oil at a comfortably hot temperature so the oil and the herbs in it can penetrate all layers of skin, deep into tissues of muscle, fat (includes ligaments and tendons), bone, bone marrow and nerves.
- Stiff and tight muscles will instantly be lubricated and softened. This solves the problems of many issues such as:
Nerve Pain, Slipped Discs, Sciatica, Back Pain:
- When muscles get stiff, they loose the ability to expand and contract.
- Here nerves get compressed and conduction does not pass freely.
- The energy of movement (Vata) is obstructed and will try to create path with force, thus pain.
- This may cause a disk to bulge and slip.
- When the intervertebral disc slips, nerves will touch edges and produce pain. Sometimes manipulation (e.g. soft or deep tissue massage) treatment will tear tissues and can pinch nerves even more.
A back Basti counters the roughness, dryness, stiffness and tightness, allowing conduction to pass uninterruptedly, totally free from one neuron to the other.
Various Types of External Bastis
Kati Basti: Lower Back
This is an effective therapeutic treatment for conditions like sciatica, sports injuries, herniated discs, stiff neck, lower and upper back pain. Includes back massage.
Greeva Basti: Neck & Shoulders
This is an effective therapeutic treatment for conditions like frozen shoulder, sciatica, sports injuries, herniated discs, stiff neck, back pain, migraines. Includes back massage.
Janu (Knee) Basti: Strengthens and Nourishes Knees
Helpful for knee replacements, torn tendons & ligaments, excess fluid, arthritis etc. Clears toxins in the area and can delay surgery. Includes legs massage.
Chakra & Hridaya Basti: For the Heart and Energy Centre
Hot oil deeply penetrates into the heart and navel chakra for emotional balance, physical heart health, energy and immunity. Begins with torso and back massage to activate body.
Puppus (Lung) Basti: Respiratory System
Any respiratory ailment including asthma, bronchitis, difficulty in breathing, hyperventilation, shallow breathing etc. Begins with torso massage to activate the respiratory tract.
Yakrit (Liver) Basti
Any liver issue, to the cleanse liver, increase functioning of liver, increase blood cell formation, to strengthen liver and prevent further diseases etc.
“I had pain and troubles with my knees for quite a while. At one point I was in excruciating pain for 2 weeks, waiting for Dylan to get back from travel. After just 3 of these treatments, the pain is almost completely gone..I haven’t felt the way I feel, in a hell of a long time.”
~ Sandy during a Janu (Knee) Basti series.
“I recently attended Vital Veda for a series of Janu Basti (Knee Basti). After suffering with discomfort in my knees and calves for as long as I could remember, the tension and pain has incredibly disappeared since having this treatment. Dylan is learned, thoughtful and combines the treatment with a holistic approach to wellness management. Will be returning for future treatments ASAP!”
“Dylan is a dedicated talented Ayurvedic practitioner who studied under the renowned Raju family in India. He has access to high quality special herbs and traditional Indian medicine. I had lower back issues and completed a series of 7 Basti’s which included massage with medicated oils. The quality of the treatment , the setting , even down to the relaxing whale music, made it a very special experience. Not only has it alleviated my back pain but also gave me a rejuvenated psychological boost.
I don’t hesitate to recommend Dylan who can offer other high quality Ayurvedic treatments that will make you feel on the top of the world. I actually attended a brief mini panchakarma session for a week in India with Bastis but found Dylan’s Bastis to be more effective, this might have to do with his strong healing energy, his intention and use of quality medicated oils.
I only met Dylan through Ayurvedic treatments so sincerely give this review with utmost truthfulness and hope you try it out for yourself, happy healing.”
~ Trevor after a series of “back Basti’s”
Our Treatments are Effective and Unique
The medicated oils used in our treatments contain complex and precious formulations of a vast range of organic, wild crafted and rare herbs. Purified and prepared with love and mantras (primordial sounds) by the Raju Family of Vaidyas.
This ensures safety and enhances a divine potency, and is one of the factors that make our treatments profoundly effective and treasured by so many.
A series of treatments is recommended to administer a more complete and deep effect. However, do one and see how you feel (you’ll probably want more).
Take home oil is included in external basti treatments.
How to make your own “Basti dough” – Mix 2 cups of wheat flour + 1 Tbsp urad flour + 1 cup water. Mix and knead well.