Musculoskeletal Treatments for sciatica, lower and upper back pain, tightness, RSI, knee and elbow problems and restricted movement of the neck, back and shoulder area. A dam made of dough is placed over the affected area and filled with warm medicated oil. This helps to soften, repair and nourish aching tight muscles. After the oil is removed the therapist will perform a back massage followed by a herbal steam to help deepen the effect of the treatment. Kati Basti is deep tissue therapy using heat to heal and oils to repair the tissue. Heat increases blood flow, the increase in blood flow can reduce swelling, assist with pain relief and soften ligaments, tendons and muscles. This in turn allows joints, tendons and ligaments to be stretched further where there is little movement.
Kati Basti and its unique features:
- Non intrusive and passive treatment
- Restores the alignment of the spine
- Pain free deep tissue therapy
- Medicated oil helps to reduce toxins accumulating in the muscle tissue
- Medicated oil acts as a anti-inflammatory, antispasmoic and anti pain
- Medicated oil helps restore the cellular memory of the muscle tissue
- The specific temperature of the oil adds to the overall impact
- The increase in blood flow to the area aids in the healing process
- Strengthens the extremities of the body
- Completely distresses the body
How often should you have Kati Basti?
Depends on the individual for acute cases 1 or 2 visits will give you the relief you need with long term results, for more chronic cases a program is recommended which would include treatments weekly to every 10 days depending on the individual.
Our Yoga therapy sessions are highly recommended to assist with the healing process and for improved long term results.
After treatment care
- Try to avoid heavy lifting and excessive exercise for 24 hours
- Follow therapist home recommendations
- Leave the oil on for at least 1 hour
This treatment involves the use of oil, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting oil on until you can shower.
“I have had lower back pain for about 2-3 months now in the lower L5 and S1 area causing me pain for sometime now. Before I first started using Scott for Kati Basti treatments, I had tried chiropractors, in which I found only relieved the pain for a short period of time. I was a bit skeptical at first of Scotts treatment as I hadn’t really heard much about the practices. But after using them for a couple of weeks I noticed a dramatic improvement in my lower back. The treatment uses warm oil combined with a massage which relaxes the muscle of the pain effected area. Since getting the treatment on my back I have been surprised by the results and when combined with Yoga Therapy with his wife Kim, I haven’t had back trouble since”– Cale, NSW
“I am a Head Chef in a kitchen on Lord Howe Island. I am 6 foot 6 and have been working in kitchens leaning over benches for over 10 years. Being so tall I have always had back problems and have tried different sorts of treatments such as chiropractors, deep tissue massage and osteopath treatments. About 3 years ago I had a boat problem meaning my boat was on the rocks and I had to pull the boat off the rocks myself and hurt my back. Being on Lord Howe Island I was forced to try a new treatment for my back. I knew of Scott’s treatments and thought it may have been a little pretentious and silly. Getting my first Kati Basti treatment with Scott changed my mind on these practices completely. It really worked and gave me relief from my back problems in which other forms of treatment didn’t always help. Over the last 3 years I have received at least 15 treatments and every one of them has been beneficial”– Dennis, NSW