Swedana or Steam Bath is being used since ancient times as a traditional healing system .
The term “Swedana” refers to treatment that involves sweating. Abhyanga (massage) of lukewarm medicated oil is done prior to swedana.
Person is made to sit in a chamber keeping the head out, for about 10-20 minutes. The box is filled with the medicated steam (made by the infusion of few drugs). It enables the body to perspire profusely helps in opening the pores / channels of the body. Thus helping in unblocking the channels.
Which ultimately removes the waste from the body through sweat and pacifies all the doshas. This treatment helps the person to establish a state of balance, and also promote general health and well being.
Swedana can be done in many forms