Swedana is a therapy which is used to induce sweating. Swedana is generally done after snehana, before the administration of Pradhana Karma in panchakarma treatment. The therapy uses steam generated from medicated herbal decoction to induce sweat or perspiration. The objective of the therapy is to dilute the channels of the body to detach the toxins out of the body. This therapy is ideal to establish a state of balance and also promote general health and well-being.
In Swedana oil is gently applied to the body and the patient is made to lie down in the chamber where steam emanates from boiling herbal decoction. Eyes are to be protected and wrapped in a piece of cloth while doing sudation. Treatment should be continued until the forehead and abdomen sweat very well.
Swedana treatment is extremely beneficial for relieving excess doshas from the body and establishing a state of balance. It also provides relief from muscles aches and pains, removes any blockages of channels of the body, rejuvenates the skin and detoxifies the body.
Swedana Therapy helps with a wide range of medical conditions including: