Pinda sweda can be categorised depending on the material used for making the bolus. These are as follows:
1) Valuka sweda –where sand is used
2) Shashtik Shali Pinda sweda(Navara kiszhi)- Navara rice cooked in medicated milk is used
3) Patrapinda sweda- Leaves of medicinal plants are used
4) Churna Pinda sweda – where combination of medicinal herbs is used.
The selected material is kept at the center of 1 X 1 ft cloth & a pinda is skillfully tied to make it easy for holding. This is either dipped in hot liquid or is heated with the oil on a girdle. Then applied on the requisite site with careful movement.