Shirodhara means Shiro (head) and Dhara (flow). Shirodhara therapy invigorates the mind and brings oneness in the body. Its one of the powerful Panchkarma treatment which brings full calmness in the body and mind. This therapy is ultimate stress buster.
Shirodhara Procedure :
In Shirodhara following procedure is adapted at Ayulife :-
- Patient is asked to lay on the therapy bed which is fitted with Dhara Yantra
- Based on the medical condition of the patient , decoction is prepared which is also dependent upon the season.
- This decoction could be of oil, milk or buttermilk.
- Its allowed to pour over the forehead or the third eye of patient from from certain height using a special instrument Dhara-yantra
- The oil is flown in such a way that the stream of oil does not break.
- This Oil stream is moved in a particular to and from motion .
- This oil is allowed to flow over the scalp .
- Gentle head massage is also carried by therapist to give better effect of therapy.
- Almost 1 to 1.5 liter of oil is allowed to flow over the head and this oil is allowed to flow 3 times in a session.
- It almost takes 45 minutes for this therapy.
Types of Shirodhara :
Depending upon the type of problem or need of the patient the following types of Shirodhara may be performed:
- Shirodhara with herbal Oils
- Takra - Shirodhara - With decoction of Butter Milk + Herbs
- Ksheer Dhara - Shirodhara with Milk & medicated Herbs
Benefits of Shirodhara:
Shirodhara helps to calm the nervous system and following are major benefits:-
- Releases mental stress, anxiety and depression
- Promotes deep relaxation and brings calmness in mind
- Controls graying of hair
- Increases Concentration
- Enhances Memory (Esp. Package for kids preparing Exams)
- Induces Sleep
- Strengthens the nervous system
- Benefits memory, cognition, and alertness
- Brings clarity and strength to the senses
- Supports balance of the brain’s chemistry and hormones
- Its also found that Shirodahra is quite effective for patients suffering from Autism (Refer attached docs)
To get the best results from therapy, please avoid using mobile phone for watching texts/video etc. for half hour. And it’s best to keep the head covered for a half hour with the old towel or cloth etc. If you can wait, wash your hair the next day.
Cover head to protect it from air and cold drafts. Try to keep the oil in the hair overnight, put a towel on your pillow to protect your linens.
Please Note :- Shirodhara also helps to cure Neurological disease like Depression, Parkinson’s disease , Migraine etc. but for these therapies, we recommend to consult with our doctors at AyuLife Clinic and chose the proper treatment procedures. The body should not be immediately exposed to cold or cold weather.