Pinda Sweda

Navarakizhi (also called Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda) is a type of Ayurvedic treatment in which a sweat-inducing massage in given to the patient using a preparation containing milk and rice to provide relief from pain and stiffness. This therapy is also used to improve the muscle strength. It also rejuvenates and re-energizes the body.

This therapy helps to derive the rich nutritional content of milk and a special type of rice through external application by processing these substances with some medicinal herbs. This treatment also provides nutrition and strength to the body tissues, including the muscles, bones, and soft tissues.


According toAyurved classics there are approximately 14 tpyes of Swedan vidhi , at DrGarje Ayurevd Panchakarma Clinic we are performing following types according to Medical conditions of patients & Diagnosis

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Muscular pains
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Myalgia
  • Prolapsed of intervertebral disc
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankylying Spondylitis

Navarakizhi (Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda) relieves pain, swelling and stiffness caused by the joint disorders like arthritis. It energizes and rejuvenates the body. It improves the strength of the tissues of bones and muscles.

Prevents degeneration of the joint tissues and wasting of muscles
  • Induces sweating and brings about a feeling of lightness in the joints, soft tissues, and muscles
  • Corrects the morbidity associated with the Vata, and Pitta dosha
  • Enhances flexibility and movements of the joints
  • Improves blood circulation in the skin, and improves its colour and complexion

Duration of procedure & course of the treatment

Each session of this treatment takes about 70 to 105 minutes. The duration of treatment varies from 7 to 21 days depending on the severity of the condition.