Pinda Swedais a ayurvedic massage made with warm medicinal herbs and herbs and bags – the Indian word is bolus. These are small bags made of linen. The herbs are carefully selected, sliced and tied in different combinations depending on the client's body type and health status. The next step is the plants are immersed in warm oils and are purposefully placed on the patient's body.
As part of the preparation, the leaves of the medicinal plants for their intended use are placed in a pan and heated well. Also, herbs can be immersed in oils that are heated at a constant temperature. Once the bolus is warm enough, it is rubbed carefully over the joints and other parts of the patient's body.
The bolus must be quickly replaced with another after it has cooled to maintain a moderately high temperature at the treated site. After the treatment is over, the treated parts are wiped with paper or a sterile cloth cloth dipped in warm salt water.
The benefits of Pindasveda massage
Osteoarthritis (Sandhigata Vata)
Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown or damage of the protective articular cartilage at the ends of the bones and underlying bone. It can affect every joint of the body. The most common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. Joint swelling and reduced mobility are also present in many cases. Pindashweya prevents the progress of the degeneration process and strengthens the joints and muscles.
Rheumatoid arthritis (Amavata)
It is a chronic disease that progresses over time and causes inflammation of the joints and leads to painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles, which has an autoimmune component. Pindashveya is used for the purpose of rejuvenation and strengthening of joints, muscles and soft tissues.
These are neck pain caused by damage to the cervical bones and joints or osteoarthritis of the bones of the neck.
Pain that affects the back,caused by compression of the spinal nerve in the lower back. This is due to the effect of intervertebral disc degeneration causing squeezing on the sciatic nerve.
This is a form of arthritis that mainly affects the spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae, which can eventually lead to chronic pain and complete damage. The disease causes pain and stiffness in other parts of the body. Other joints, such as shoulders, hips, and knees, may also be affected.
This is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and begins to compress the spinal cord, which gradually occurs over time. Symptoms include:
- weakness in the limbs
- Lower back pain while standing or walking
- Shaking legs or buttocks
- balance problems
The benefits of this massage are:
- Supporting blood circulation
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Soothes the nerves
- Relaxes muscles
- Improves skin texture, making it smoother
- Reduces pain, swelling and stiffness
- Eliminates metabolic waste
- Reduces stress
- Helps for better sleep
- Contributes to complete relaxation for both body and mind
- This massage is highly recommended for arthritis, muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulders, neck and stiffness, back pain, autoimmune diseases, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, fibroids, menopause, thyroid or hip problems such as hyperthyroidism, infertility, endometriosis, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, gout.
Many attempts have shown that Pindasveda can be a particularly effective means of emotional balancing, energy purification of the body and spiritual progress if the client is open and receptive to it.
Before the final Pindasveda procedure is completed, the receiver undergoes a complete body massage. What oil will be used is determined by the characteristics of the patient's body. Pre-procedure massage is performed for about half an hour. Then, to keep the body cool during the procedure, a wet cloth is placed on the head. This protects against dehydration but also from sweating.
The Pinda Sweda procedureis performed by two therapists. Both are on both sides of the patient – one at the top and the other at the lower body. The rhythm of the therapists adds additional benefits to the overall health and vitality of the patient.
Practiced postures during massage are:
- In sitting position with legs bent
- lying on your back
- lying on the right side of the body
- lying on your stomach
- lying on the left side of the body
How long does it last?
The massage usually lasts60 to 90 minutes, but in some cases it can last longer, depending on the patient's needs. The course of therapy may vary from 7 to 28 days to fully improve the patient's health.
How to prepare for a massage?
Before you go for a massage, you must bathe and exfoliate the parts of your body that will be treated. This way, herbal oils will absorb well into your skin for maximum benefit and immediate results.
What to do next?
At the end of the session, it is recommended that the patient rest for the first day or two so that he slowly and calmly returns to his normal daily tasks without exerting too much pressure on the body afterwards.
Pindasveda is an unobtrusive ayurvedic therapy in which warmed natural herbs and oils are used only externally. However, some precautions must be taken to prevent possible future side effects.
- Patients with high blood pressure should avoid it
- This therapy is also not suitable for pregnant women
- You should always make sure that your chosen therapist is professionally trained in Ayurveda
- This treatment is not good for people suffering from skin diseases, diabetes, allergies or sensitivity, as the heat applied can cause annoying skin irritation and itching
Pindasveda is a particularly effective treatment for rejuvenation. It is used to treat chronic back and spine pain.
Warm massage is done with over 70 types of medicinal herbs that reactivate the body, eliminating the accumulated stress during one session only. The heated natural herb bags give a warm, warm feeling to the body and penetrate deeply into the tissues of the muscles such as:
- reduce joint pain
- cure insomnia
- Remove the signs of stress and fatigue
- Provide lasting relief and serenity
Pinda means a canvas bag full of medicinal plants and herbs. Sweda means sudding, sweating.
The treatment is carried out by heating the healing leaves tied in a bag of muslin forming a bundle. This bolus is immersed in warm medicinal oil and used to massage the patient's body, which aids in detoxification by sweating.
This treatment mainly focuses on clearing the micro-channels in the body that carry sweat, which is especially important for the patient's health.
The leaves used in this treatment are Nirgundi, Shigru, Shireesh, Arka, Eranda and many others.
This procedure is important to perform after Abhyangam. This is a massage performed on the area in need of treatment, a few minutes before starting the main procedure, which can take about60 minutes.The treatment is used to treat conditions such as paralysis, arthritis, pain in joints, cervical and lumbar spondylitis.
Even if there are no symptoms present, massage is good to do as part of preventing various health issues. In addition, the procedure is a pleasant, soothing nervous system.