Herbal Steam: Boost Your Winter Wellness

Ayurvedic massage, known for its therapeutic and healing properties, can be significantly enhanced by incorporating a herbal steam treatment, known as Swedana. This powerful combination not only amplifies the benefits of massage but also introduces a host of additional advantages for your body and mind.

An Ayurvedic steam chamber does not include the head to prevent excessive heat build-up and so as not to disrupt prana. In Ayurveda, excessive heating of the head is known to be detrimental to your brain as, well as the other sensitive areas such as your face and eyes.

Ayurveda recognises the concept of "prana," which refers to the vital life force energy. There are important energy channels, or nadis, in the head region and so the exclusion of the head from the steam chamber helps maintain the natural flow of prana in this area, as excessive heat could potentially disturb this energy balance.

The addition of steam (also known as Swedana or Swedanam) is especially important in colder temperatures, helping to further your progress:

  1. Improves muscle relaxation and release: The steam chamber creates a warm and moist environment, which helps relax the muscles and soft tissues of the body. The heat from the steam promotes vasodilation and increases blood flow, leading to improved circulation and the release of muscle tension.
  2. Promote detoxification: Steam therapy promotes sweating, which is a natural process of detoxification. As the body perspires, it helps eliminate toxins, impurities, and metabolic waste through the skin. This detoxifying effect can leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and cleansed.
  3. Enhanced absorption of oils and herbs: Ayurvedic massages often involve the application of therapeutic oils or herbal preparations on the body. The steam chamber aids in the absorption of these oils and herbs, allowing their beneficial properties to penetrate deeply into the tissues. This can enhance the effectiveness of the massage and maximise the therapeutic benefits.
  4. Improve skin health and hydration: The steam and moisture in the chamber promote hydration and nourishment of the skin. It helps open up the pores, allowing for the removal of impurities and dead skin cells. This can result in improved skin tone, texture, and a healthy glow.
  5. Stress reduction and relaxation: The combination of the massage and the steam chamber creates a deeply relaxing experience. It helps calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and promote a sense of tranquility. The warmth and comforting environment of the steam chamber can induce a state of deep relaxation, allowing you to let go of tension and unwind.

Adding a herbal steam treatment to your Ayurvedic massage routine brings a multitude of benefits that extend beyond relaxation. From enhanced detoxification and improved circulation to deeper muscle relaxation and respiratory relief, this powerful combination can elevate your Ayurvedic massage experience to a new level of holistic wellness.

Just add 7-10 minutes to your treatment to reap the benefits of this add-on.

Some of our treatments already include our Swedana steam treatment:



Our therapeutic full body marma-point massage ends with a steam treatment. Your ideal treatment for unblocking and releasing stagnant energy, tense muscles and detoxifying.




Our traditional herbal poultice massage is your ideal treatment for deep muscle aches, joint pains, skin issues and detoxification. Ends with a deep steam treatment.


Winter Wellness Package

3 seperate treatments in one package

This package has been curated for you to keep up with regular massage therapy over Winter. Specially chosen treatments include: Abhyanga, Vishuddhi and Moksha treatment.


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