Katibasti is a general Ayurvedic therapy for the rejuvenation of the lumbar-sacral region. In general "Katti", means low back or lumbar region,
vasti, means retention of hot fluids in that particular lumbar region. This is a very effective and a skillful treatment in the management of back pain,
sciatica, low back pain, lumbago, and other back aches etc. One can achieve both oleation & sudation in the pain region. Pacifiers Vata, reduces
pain & inflammation, good blood circulation in the lumbar region, removes rigidity and spasm in the lumbar region, repairs the chronic pain in the
lumbar region. (Similarly Janubasti-concentration of the oils on the knee, greeva-vasti, oil retention in the centre of the neck are commonly
adopted other vasti therapies).