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Griva Vasti

Neck Therapy

What is Griva Vasti?

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.

Service Cost
$ 60-130

Can be mixed with other therapies

  • $60 30 Min Griva Vasti
  • $130 30 Min Griva Vasti + Abyanga

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Please Note:

Ayurvedic therapies such as Griva Vasti, must be done under expert guidance. Please consult your doctor for a treatment plan, tailor-made to your body constitution and Dosha imbalance. This will ensure hassle-free treatment and will enrich your Ayurveda experience.

Why Griva Vasti is Best?


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The Process on the Spot

The patient is asked to lie down on the treatment table. (Shiro Pichu is done in a seated position). The cotton pad (Pichu) is chosen according to the area to be covered and is soaked with the warm medicated oil or ghee. It is then placed carefully over the affected part. As the pad of oil cools, it is soaked with warm oil throughout the procedure, to maintain a uniform temperature. This process is continued for a specific time. (In some cases a band of cloth is tied to keep the Pichu in place for a few hours). Following this, the Pichu is removed and a light massage is given to the regions and surrounding area. Pichu therapy is most often followed by Sweda (except Shiro Pichu), such as Pinda Sweda, Swastika Shali Pinda Sweda, Nadi Sweda etc. It is often repeated daily for 7 days or more, depending on the disease condition.




Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour. This time may be reduced or increased as per your doctor’s advice.

Combination Therapies:

Depending on the disease condition, Nasya or Shirodhara may be combined with Shiro Pichu. Local Pichu may be combined with different types of Swedana, Vasti, Abhyanga, etc.

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