The word ‘Avagaha’ means to immerse. Avagaha sweda is a type of sudation therapy where the patient is made to sit or lie in fluid like decoction, warm water etc to produce fomentation to the body.
Avagahana is the best means of invigorating the whole body and mind. It is the means of deep relaxation to one’s body in the most traditional way.
Procedure of Avagahana:
The Whole Bath-tub is filled with herbal decoction or any suitable liquid like milk etc selected according to the condition of the patient and disease. Abhyanga (massage) is performed with prescribed medicated oil around the umbilicus up to the thighs or all over the body according to the condition prior to the treatment. It can be performed without Abhyanga in certain conditions. The patient is made to sit or lie down in the tub containing medicated Liquid in such a way that the whole body upto the neck is submerged in the liquid in the most comfortable manner. The temperature is maintained during the whole procedure till proper sudation is achieved. This procedure gives a sense of deep calmness and relaxation to the body in the most authentic way.
Benefits of Avagahana Sweda:-
- For deep relaxation & calmness of mind.
- Relieves painful urination.
- Relieves muscular and joint pain.
- Deranged vata humor.
- Helps in rejuvenation.
- Increases the sexual potency.
- To relieve from stress, anxiety.
- Deep muscular relaxation
- Menstrual disorders
- Disease of spine, hip, low back
- Constipation, piles, fissure etc