Griva Vasti is an Ayurvedic therapy where the Griva (nape of the neck) is subjected to a therapy called Vasti where warm medicated oil is placed over the nape. Vasti denotes “a compartment that holds” (in this case a pool of medicated oil).
Griva Vasti is a procedure localized to treat diseases in the cervical region of the spine. It also has an effect on the upper back and shoulders. Essentially, warm, medicated, Dosha-specific oil is kept in contact over the skin of the nape, for a particular time, using a ‘well’ made of a special, black gram dough. This relaxing therapy has an extremely soothing and healing effect on the skin, muscles, joints, bones, and underlying structures. It is an effective therapy to treat cervical spine disorders. Your doctor will assess the disease condition and choose a herbal oil specific to your disease and Dosha imbalance.