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Swedana

  • Swedana is a treatment procedure in which sweat is induced by application of heat and warmth in the form of steam or by bringing the body/body parts in contact with heated medicaments (powders, leaves, processed rice, sand, etc) Swedana provides relief from Stambha (stiffness and catches), Gaurava (heaviness) and Sheeta (coldness) in the body or body parts.
  • Duration 10- 20 min Depending on the case, swedana may involve the entire body, or the treatment may involve only a very specific part of the body, and the duration of the treatment can vary.
  • Benefits: Swedana has different therapeutic and physiological advantages. It enhances blood circulation by vasodilation and increases cardiac output. The increased blood flow supplies vital nutrients to subcutaneous tissue and skin hence stimulating both cellular activity and growth of cells.