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Traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves retaining warm medicated oil over the lower back area
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Kati” refers to the lower back region, while “Vasti” means holding or retaining, thus “Kati Vasti” specifically targets the lower back area by retaining warm medicated oil over it. Kati Vasti is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves retaining warm medicated oil over the lower back area.

It’s mainly done to alleviate various lower back issues, including chronic pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and sciatica. The procedure is beneficial because the warm oil penetrates deep into the tissues, lubricating the joints, nourishing the muscles, and promoting relaxation.

The therapy is particularly effective for conditions like lower back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spondylitis. During the procedure, a reservoir made of black gram dough is formed around the lower back, and warm medicated oil is poured into it. This oil is retained for a specific duration, usually around 30 to 45 minutes, allowing the therapeutic properties of the oil to work on the affected area. Kati Vasti is a rejuvenating therapy that helps relieve lower back ailments, enhancing flexibility, and promoting overall well-being. At Apollo AyurVAID, our trained Ayurvedic doctors and therapists ensure this traditional practice’s safe and effective application.

Therapeutic Uses of Kati Vasti

  • Musculoskeletal System: Lower back pain, Sciatica, Herniated discs, Degenerative disc disease, Spondylitis (including Ankylosing Spondylitis), Muscle spasms and stiffness, Postural issues
  • Digestive System: Digestion-related back pain
  • Circulatory System: Poor-circulation-related back pain
  • Women’s Health: Menstrual cramps, menstrual back pain 
  • Respiratory System: Respiratory conditions affecting posture (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma)
  • Psychological Well-being: Stress-related back pain

Benefits of Kativasti

  • Alleviates lower back pain
  • Reduces stiffness and muscle spasms
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Nourishes muscles and lubricates joints
  • Helps in relieving sciatic pain
  • Promotes relaxation and stress relief
  • Enhances overall well-being of the lower back region


Kati Vasti is contra-indicated in:

  • Acute fever or infections
  • Recent lower back surgery or injury
  • Open wounds or skin infections
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Active inflammatory conditions
  • Recent spinal fractures or tumors
  • Bleeding disorders or anticoagulant use
  • Allergy to medicated oil components

Apollo AyurVAID’s Approach 

Apollo AyurVAID focuses on precision classical Ayurveda treatment protocols, following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in addressing the root cause of diseases. At Apollo AyurVAID, Kati Vasti is used in the treatment of various acute and chronic back pain conditions. It is not only a therapeutic treatment but also a rejuvenating therapy for stress-induced back pain or postural pain. Our expert Ayurveda doctors and skilled Panchakarma therapists are trained to treat any disorder that requires Kati Vasti therapy. Patient centricity is the core of our treatment approach.

Why Choose Apollo AyurVAID Hospitals?

Kativasti Treatment Cost

The cost of the Kati Vasti Treatment Program at Apollo AyurVAID varies depending on several factors, including the city, the patient’s specific condition, and the type and duration of treatment. As a result, pricing is tailored to individual needs and requirements. Typically, Kati Vasti treatment costs INR Rs. 1,300 to 2,000 per day. The cost comprises localised Abhyanga, and Kati Vasti treatment, followed by Pashchat Karma. Actual costs may vary based on the treatment duration, type of Raktamokshana, whether it’s outpatient or inpatient, and the specific medications prescribed.

Note: *It’s important to note that this cost does not cover doctor consultations or any medication.*

City Price Range
Kativasti Cost in Bangalore

 ₹1300 - ₹1700

Kativasti Cost in Delhi 

 ₹1700 - ₹2000

Kativasti Cost in  Gurugram 

 ₹1700 - ₹2000

Kativasti Cost in Chennai 

 ₹1300 - ₹1700

Kativasti Cost in Kalmatia 

 ₹1300 - ₹1700

Kativasti Cost in Kochi 

 ₹1300 - ₹1700

FAQ on Kativasti Treatment

What is done during Kati Vasti, and how does it work?
Kati Vasti is an Ayurvedic therapy involving the retention of warm medicated oil over the lower back. It works by penetrating deep into the tissues, lubricating the joints, nourishing the muscles, and promoting relaxation, thereby alleviating lower back issues.
What conditions can Kati Vasti treat?
Kati Vasti is effective for various lower back conditions such as chronic pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, sciatica, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spondylitis, among others.
How long does a Kati Vasti session typically last?
A Kati Vasti session usually lasts around 30 to 45 minutes. However, the duration may vary depending on individual needs and the specific condition being treated.
How many sessions of Kati Vasti are usually required to see results?
The number of sessions required varies depending on the severity and nature of the condition being treated. However, typically a course of multiple sessions, ranging from 5 to 7 or more, may be recommended to achieve optimal results.
Can Kati Vasti be combined with other Ayurvedic therapies?
Yes, Kati Vasti can be combined with other Ayurvedic therapies such as Abhyanga (oil massage), Swedana (herbal steam therapy), and Panchakarma detoxification procedures for enhanced therapeutic benefits.
Do I need to follow any specific post-treatment care instructions?
Yes, following post-treatment care instructions provided by your Ayurvedic doctor is crucial. This is called Pashcat Karma which includes certain dietary recommendations, lifestyle adjustments, and any follow-up appointments to ensure the best outcomes.

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