The herbal stamps are an indispensable part of the Pancha Karma; the fivefold detox according to the Ayurveda.
A herbal stamp consists of a cotton cloth filled with a particular selection of organic herbs and sometimes also Himalaya salt. The herbal stamps are steam heated to bring out the potency and aroma of the herbs. Sesame oil or medicated sesame oil is used to prepare the body for the stamp massage.
Although Indian stamp massage can be part of a detox program, it is also deeply relaxing, comforting and tonifying for the body. The fragrance and qualities of the specially selected herbs contribute to this double effect.
The warmth of the stamps activates the blood circulation and the metabolism, making the muscles and joints more flexible. The healing effects of the herbs not only penetrate deeply into the underlying tissue but also to the internal organs themselves.
Toxins are eliminated quicker, because they are being loosened by the pulsing movements and the heat of this stamp massage. It also relieves pain (diminishing Vata excess) and heals tissue.
This therapy is also preceded by a pulse diagnosis, to direct the treatment specifically to your needs and Dosha imbalance.