Shirodhara is a form of treatment that has been in practice for the 5000 years. It is an ancient Ayurvedic healing practice. The word Shirodhara consists of two terms. Shiro means head and dhara means pouring in a stream or sprinkling. The impact of this treatment is immense on the nervous system. It immediately provides calm and relaxes your mind and also cleanses your nervous system.
This therapy is very useful for all those who are suffering from Vata and Pitta. If the Vata is out of balance, then a person will suffer from fear, insecurity, worry, etc. Imbalance of Pitta makes a person to get angry, irritated, frustrated and even makes them to lose sense of what is right and what is wrong. Shirodhara uses herbal oil that helps in countering the negative effects because of the out-of-balance doshas or conditions. This liquid when applied on the forehead, scalp and nervous system soothes as well as pacifies the doshas.
Shirodhara Therapy is suitable for diseases
Shirodhara not only helps in reducing stress but it also soothes the nervous system. Other than this, Shirodhara also treats insomnia, lowers high blood pressure, bring relief from migraines, decreases hair loss, and reduces stress. It even improves your mental focus as well as concentration.
This treatment gives optimum results when done in the morning or in the evening. The treatment begins with the Ayurvedic massage of the body or abhyangam once the person lies down with their eyes closed. After that, about 2 litres of luke warm oil is poured continuously like a stream and in an oscillating manner over the forehead. It is important to ensure that the oil does not enter the person's eyes or ears. Based on the patient's condition, this procedure will last for 30 to 60 minutes. The therapist will also provide a light head massage either before or during the procedure. Normally, oil is poured on the forehead as large numbers of nerves join here and is a highly sensitive area. Once oil is poured, the person will feel vibration on the forehead because of the pressure of the oil. This oil after saturating in forehead and scalp will penetrate the nervous system. The oils used are also improves the blood circulation to the brain by vasodilating all the channels. It reduces the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and provides respite from angry and related disorders. This system provides deep rest to body, mind and nervous system which is similar to post meditation.
Why Shirodhara Therapy at Panchkarma therapies
Panchkarma Therapies is ideal for Shirodhara treatment, as our highly trained professionals will provide you with the much needed peacefulness for your mind through this treatment. This will in turn reflect in your overall health.