Greeva Vasti

One of the major therapies in Ayurveda, Greeva vasti is the most specialized treatment for neck pain and diseases related to cervical region. The procedure involves retention of warm medicated oil over the neck region for a stipulated period of time. The treatment gives an amazing relief from the pain and stiffness associated with the neck pain or cervical spondylosis.


This treatment is recommended when there are indications of:

Pain and stiffness in neck.

Cervical spondylitis.

Sore neck muscles.

Headache and giddiness.

Referred pain in hands.

Shoulder pain.

Upper backaches.


It is retained there for a particular period of time depending upon the condition of the patient. When the oil cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated few times. After removing them, the affected area may be gently massaged with the same oil.
The patient is then made to take rest for a short while. The therapy improves circulation, muscle and connective tissue strength, lubricates the joints and promotes its flexibility. The treatment alleviates cervical spondylitis, stiff neck, sore muscles, upper back aches etc.

“The patient is made to lie face down on the treatment table (Droni). A leak-proof reservoir made of black gram dough is built up on the neck. Medicated lukewarm oil that alleviates pain and strengthens the bone and joint tissues is poured into the space inside the reservoir in a slow constant and continuous stream.”

Health Benefits

Lubricates the cervical joints.

Stops the degeneration of cervical joints.

Reduces the numbness caused due to nerve compression.

Nourishes the muscles, bones and nerves of cervical area.

Improves blood circulation.

Reduces pain and inflammation.

Removes muscle spasm and rigidity.

With multitude of healing benefits, Greeva Vasti is one of the most effective Ayurvedic treatment for diseases related to the Cervical region!