Known in Sanskrit as svedhana, sweat therapy is the third-step in the panchakarma therapies.

Sweat therapy simply means the use of a heat and humidity to cause the body to perspire freely. This helps to eliminate toxins from the body. We use a steam cabinet, which permits your head to remain outside and cool while your body absorbs the heat.

As with all the Panchakarma treatments, the method used for sweat therapy varies depending on your body type. Vata types tend to be dry, so we do a shorter session. Pittas tend to be fiery hot already, so we do the sweat at a lower temperature. Kaphas with their liquid nature can withstand the highest temperatures and longest sessions.

After treatment, a cooling down period permits the gradual return of the body to normal temperature. This is followed by a shower to remove the excreted toxins.

Completion of svedhana leads to the next step in the panchakarma process, enema therapy.

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