What are the benefits of doing this therapy?
The benefits of a Svedana steam treatment include:
1. Greater balance between Vata and Kapha doshas
In Ayurvedic tradition, the doshas are the vital life energies that are part of our mind-body constitution. The doshas are affected by external sources such as the food we eat and can be thrown out of balance. Excess of the watery Kapha dosha can lead to water retention, and the sweating produced by Svedana helps to reduce Kapha to restore the balance between this watery dosha and the dry, airy Vata dosha. – Ayurvedic Svedana is far superior to general steaming because we use Ayurvedic herbs according to your condition and doshas.
2. Intensified Detoxification
Sweating is the body’s natural detoxifying process, as toxins are expelled through the skin’s pores when we work up a sweat. Svedana provides a more intense version of this that effectively flushes out toxins that would otherwise build up and potentially cause illness.
3. Revitalized skin
Your skin will feel more hydrated after your first Svedana treatment and after each subsequent session. The deep penetration of the steam into the pores also helps to clear up blemishes and promotes more even skin tone.
4. Improved circulation
Like Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage, Svedana treatments improve circulation. Immersion in hot steam dilates blood vessels which allow the blood to circulate better.
5. Reduced muscle pain
Svedana warms while promoting the flow of blood to stiff muscles, alleviating muscular pain and symptoms of painful joints/frozen shoulder/arthritis.
Localised steam is used in the management protocol for Infertility
7. Weight loss
Svedana is also used in the management protocol of weight reduction
Does it hurt? What can I expect?
Sweating is a natural function of the body and Svedana thus does not hurt. A qualified Ayurvedic practitioner will make sure that the steam is hot enough to provide the full health benefits but not so hot that it will scald or injure you in any way. You can expect a revived and relaxed feeling post-treatment.