The Greeva Vasti means a treatment in which medicated oils are poured and pooled for a fixed duration of time in a compartment or a cabin constructed over the neck or nape of the neck (back side of the neck) area using wet flour of black gram, covering the cervical region (nape of the neck / over the neck bones).

In simple words, Griva Vasti is pain relieving oil-pooling treatment conducted for neck pain caused due to many causes. Vasti or Basti is a term used to describe the urinary bladder in Ayurveda. Urinary bladder is a bag which holds urine for a certain amount of period till it is voided.

Similarly in Greeva Vasti a compartment (cabin or compound like structure) is constructed over the back of the neck area by using flour of black gram and the pain relieving medicated (herbal) oils are pooled and left in place (retained) in this compartment for a fixed duration of time. Therefore the procedure is called Greeva Vasti.

In today’s times people are getting more workaholic which involves a continuous and glued sitting position, more exposure to computers and lack of body movements, in such people the problems of the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of neck and shoulder arise. Greeva Basti addresses these issues effectively.

The word Greeva refers to neck and Basti stands for retaining something inside mainly medicated oil. It is an Ayurvedic neck care and basically a hot oil therapy. Greeva Basti is bathing the neck region with medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. The procedure does oleation and sudation around the neck region simultaneously.


  • Relieves the burden of stress and congestion in nerves, bones and muscles of the neck and shoulders and thus relaxing and rejuvenating them.

  • Improves flexibility and brings smooth movement.

  • Improves circulation around the neck and shoulder region.

  • Relieves pain and stiffness.


  • Cervical spondylosis

  • Cervical disc lesion

  • Vertigo

  • Tingling, numbness of hands

  • Compression fractures

  • Chronic pain in neck region

  • Frozen shoulder

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