Swedana

Swedana

Swedana is a steam treatment. The word Sweda is derived from Sanskrit  ‘swid’,  meaning ‘to sweat or to perspire’. Swedana is the process of inducing sweat with the help of steam. The steam is generated from the boiled medicated herbal decoctions. Ayurvedic fomentation is usually given after an oil massage.

Benefits of Swedana:

  • Balances Vata and Kapha humors in the body
  • Detaches toxins; expels them through the tiny pores of the skin along with sweat
  • Increases circulation; reduces inflammation
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates the skin
  • Improves digestion
  • Removes stupor
  • Acts on fat tissues
  • Relieves stress
  • Eases sore muscles
  • Reduces numbness, stiffness, rigidity, heaviness; improves mobility