In Sanskrit the word Greeva refers to neck and Basti stands for a container. So the procedure, in which warm Medicated oil is allowed to sit on back of neck is called Greeva Basti. This procedure is very useful in maintaining normal structure, alignment, and ease of movement of the neck region.
- Bathing the back of the neck using warm medicated oil or herbal decoction for 30 minutes followed by a neck and shoulder massage with warm medicated oils relieves stiff neck, cervical spondylosis, chronic pain in the neck region, and compression fractures. This treatment also brings circulation to brain and helps improve all neurological functions, including memory loss.