Vasti (targeted treatment for specific pain and discomfort)

Practitioners: Virginia Compton

£50 for one session or 4 sessions £180 (45-60minutes per session)

This is a very beneficial treatment specific for lower back pain, sciatica, herniated and ruptured discs cervical pain, stiff neck, whiplash, migraines, knee pain, upper back discomfort or knee problems. A well made of dough from gram flour, is placed over the problem area and filled with warm oil heated and kept on the site of discomfort for a specific period of time. This helps to soften the rigid, tight and hard tissue which results in circulation and mobility of the affected area as well as easing nerve pain.

Once the dough dam is removed a massage is given to help deepen the overall effect of the treatment. A course of a minimum of four treatments is recommended. The vasti treatments available are Janu Vasti (knees), Kati Vasti (Lumbar spine), Greeva Vasti (cervical spine) and Prishta Vasti (whole spine).