Janubasthi is a treatment for rejuvenate the knee joints, considered as sandhi Marma in Ayurveda (joint type of vital areas) which measure about three fingers (three angulipramana).In this procedure the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. Depending on the condition it can be practiced over both the knee joints or on one knee joint.
• The person is made to lie on his back on the massage table (Droni).
• Reservoir made of black gram dough is built upon the Knee Joint. The dough ring should be such that it covers the knee joint.
• After ensuring the ring is leak-proof, the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it. When that cools down, it is squeezed out with cotton gauze and the procedure is repeated.
• At the end of the procedure, the ring is removed, and the affected area may be gently massaged. The person is then made to take rest for a short while.