A Steam Fomentation (Nadi Sweden) session consists in receiving a jet of herbally infused steam to specific areas of the body, after medicated oils are vigorously massaged on the site.
This drives the properties of the herbal oils deep into the tissues, stimulating circulation and burning away toxins.
The steam is infused with blood moving herbs like eucalyptus, sage, cinnamon, camphor, ginger, or calamus to remove stagnation, dispel waste products and counteract the cold qualities of vata in the muscles and joints.
This helps to soften the stiff ligaments & tendon, to accelerate the repair of damaged tissue and eases the movements at the body joints, improves circulation and enables you to resume back your work and activities.
Nadi swedana is very useful for treating sports and other injuries and is more appropriate than ice in most cases, especially after the first twenty-four hours.
If ice must be used to prevent swelling, then contrast therapy is essential, alternating cold with heat and always ending with heat. Ice is not recommended after twenty-four hours by us.
Benefits of Steam Fomentation (Nadi Sweden)
• Relieves pain
• Relieves oedema
• Brings softness to the body
• Reduces the stiffness of the joints and keeps them mobile
• The sudation improves the process of blood circulation
• It helps in removing the toxins of the body
• It removes the muscular stiffness
A Great Addition to a Massage
Nadi swedana can often more effective than massage by itself when dealing with a serious condition, and can often provide almost instantaneous relief from pain.
It is perfect during the rehabilitation stages of injury and joint surgery once any wounds or incisions have completely healed.
This treatment is used in cases of chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, stiffness, cramps, atrophy, paralysis, bursitis, sciatica, sprains, strains, arthritis, rheumatism, and misalignment of the spine.
It can also be combined with other Ayurvedic therapies and types of massage. If you are in pain, you have to experience it to believe it!
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
Member of AAA (Australian Association of Ayurveda)