Shirodha Therapy

The term Shirodhara consists of two words: Shiro means Head and Dhara means Flow… It is one of the Bahiparimarjan Chikitsa (External Treatments ) described in Ayurveda for Mental health. Shirodhara is one of the panchlkarma procedure which involves poring of herbal oil, medicated milk, medicated buttermilk and other liquid herbal preparations onto forehead in a continuous flow for 45 mins- 1hrs depending upon the condition and recommendation by Ayurvedic physician. As Ayurveda aims to treat the physical and psychic imbalances through herbs, consultations and therapies. Shirodhara aims to detoxify the blood circulatory channels in head and rejuvenation of nerve cells and functioning. This specific treatment has proven its tremendous benefits towards mental health and relaxation.

How it works?
The Shirodhara treatment starts with head and facial massage followed by continuous and non-obstructed pouring of selected medicated oil or herbal preparation on forehead in a silent environment for 45 minutes to one hour. The treatment is done in lying position on Ayurvedic massage table in a holistic environment. The pouring of the selected herbal preparation stimulates and soothes the hypothalamus and thereby regulates the Pituitary activities. The treatment results in vasodilation and hence increased the blood circulation in head with the stimulation of Marmas (Vital) points in head. This treatment is very beneficial in stress Management, Insomnia and concentration. It is a calming therapy for Distressed Mind. Shirodhara therapy has its own benefits in Scalp disorders, hair fall and nourishment, eyes care, vertigo and other mental health issues.

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