Good Morning, hope you all had a wonderful weekend :) Over the weekend I traveled to place called Ooty, it is a town and district capital of the Nilgiri's District in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular hillside station that is based on tourism and and agriculture. Check out some of the pictures from my holiday in Ooty on my Facebook page.
Today in practical, we learned how to perform a Kati Vasthi, which is a treatment that is specific to the joints such as the lower back or sacral area called Kati Vasthi, if it is the shoulder joint it is called Greeva Vasthi and lastly the knee joint would be called Jnau Vasthi. Vasthi is typically referred to administration of medicine in through the rectum. I promise this isn't the case! Any external Vasthi treatment would be done on the specific joint. In this treatment the oil retention from the medicated oils provide nourishment for the joints. The dough is made out of black gram powder that is kneaded into the skin as a barrier to hold the oil and it allow it to absorb directly into the problem area. The therapist provides this treatment for 45 minutes by changing the oil to ensure that is remains a consistent temperature. The healing properties of herbal oils used for this treatment, deeply cleanses and enriches the blood. It also builds and maintains strong muscle and connective tissues while lubricating the joints keeping them flexible and pain free. This is recommended for those with spinal disorders, helps in relieving any type of back pain as well as stimulates nerves relieving pain and numbness.