Whole Body Heat Therapy - Guest Blog by Dr. Scott Gerson
Sarvanga Swedana (whole-body heating) is a treatment modality common in Ayurvedic clinical practice. Practiced either as a purvakarma (preparatory component) to Panchakarma (five detoxification procedures) or as an independent intervention, Swedana is an important part of Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation treatments. The procedure can produce between 0.4 to 2.0 liters of sweat per treatment. Since water is the main content of sweat, many water-soluble waste products can be eliminated through swedana.