The word Swedana is derived from the Sanskrit word, meaning to sweat or perspire. Swedana Karma is a group of procedures used to induce sweating. Swedana helps in relieving stiffness, cold, heaviness in the body and produces sweat. Swedana also refers to internal excreta of the body.
According to Ayurveda, Swedana Karma is instrumental in helping to liquefy the sticky and adherent doshas that have lodged in the peripheral tissues. Swedana will help soften and melt the toxins, opens up the pores of skin and help in expelling them from the body in an efficient manner.
- Sarvang Sveda (Sauna)
- Nadi Sveda (herbal steam)-Nadi or medicated steam is directed through a hose or tube (nadi) to the entire body or to specific areas of the body.
- Shashti Shali Pind Sveda (Rice Milk Massage)
- Balooka Sveda (Sand Massage)
- Patra Potali Sveda ( Leave oil Massage)