Upanaha Swedana

Upanaha Swedana – Herbal Bolus Massage

Upanaha swedana uses hot, herbal poultices prepared with medicated herbal oil and may be applied in varying degrees of wetness. The poultices consist of a combination of cooked herb with herbal oils. Upanaha swedana is particularly effective in conditions such as gout and arthritis, where the joints are inflamed and painful. First the affected part is gently massaged by warm oil. Then the prepared Upanaha material selected according to the condition of the patient is heated gently and applied on the affected part. After applying the hot paste, the part is covered with leaves and is then bandaged with cotton and cloth.The application of heat and the herbs applied causes relaxation of the muscles and tendon and relieves pain and inflammation

Benefits & Indications:

  • Reduces pain and restores mobility to the joints
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder