This is a method of sweating done by means of water vapor enriched with some volatile oils. This process helps to sweat the body by opening the skin pores and removing the toxins. As this is done by wet heat, it won’t make the patient uncomfortable and the smell of the herbs used like Cymbopogon citratus(lemon grass) makes a fresh feeling by relieving the tiredness and body aches.
Mode of action
The sweating makes the skin pores open and thereby relieves the muscle tensions and tiredness. Sweating makes the skin soft and supple and because of the increased blood circulation, the absorption of the medicaments will be easier.
- Skin diseases in which sweating is minimum or absent
- Joint pains and stiffness
- Before the panchakarma as a method of sweating