Basti means “well” and in this treatment a dough ring forms a well into which warm, medicated oils are applied. The oils are repeatedly replaced with more warm oil as they cool. Basti treatments can be used for variety of physical and mental health conditions depending on the location of the basti.
Greeva Basti (upper back/neck) 60 minutes/£70
Medicated herbal oil is poured into a dough ring on the upper back or neck area. Greeva basti is particularly good for relieving neck and shoulder pain.
Kati Basti (lower back) 60 minutes/£70
Medicated herbal oil is poured into a dough ring on the lower back area. Kati basti is particularly good for low back pain, sciatica, digestive issues such as IBS and menstrual problems.
Hrdaya Basti (chest/heart) 45 minutes/£55
Medicated herbal oil is poured into a dough ring on the chest area near the heart. Hrdaya Basti is particularly good for suppressed emotions and heart and lung conditions.
Netra Basti (eye) 45 minutes/£60
Following a short face massage, luke-warm ghee is applied to the eyes and held in place by a dough ring. The ghee is applied while the eyes are closed then, during the treatment, you will be asked to blink so that the eyes are cleansed and nourished by the ghee. This treatment is helpful in many eye-related conditions and is also good for reducing excess Pitta.
All timings refer to the full appointment and include time for a brief introductory discussion, changing clothes, etc.
Courses of treatments must be booked and paid for in advance.