Shirodhara is a very good and traditional therapy in Ayurveda in which therapists pour warm herbal oil on the forehead; this happens in a constant stream. If you are looking for reduction in stress and want to get a good sleep, this therapy is simply the best. Well, it is considered to be among the best external or Bahiparimarjana chikitsa treatment in Ayurveda and offers a good amount of benefits to one and all.
In Sanskrit, Shira means head and Dhara means stream. Hence, Shirodhara is a constant stream of oil on your head to reduce all stressful conditions. This unique therapy has its roots to ancient Ayurveda. It has a great effect on the nervous system as well. With this treatment, the nerves and mind can be perfectly relaxed and calm too.
Shirodhara is beneficial in treating memory loss, sleep problems, chronic headaches, poor concentration, hypertension, mental tension, depression, stress as well as defects in the brain. Our therapists use medicated oils which perfectly get absorbed by the follicles of your hair. It also helps in stopping hair fall and premature greying of hair.
SHIRODHARA: KNOW THE MAGICAL METHOD
Well, Shirodhara is an ancient method and there is constant stream of oil on the forehead i.e. Ajna Marma. It is believed that this is the area where most of the nerves are concentrated. Since there is pressure on the forehead, a kind of vibration is created and the scalp and forehead is saturated. The oil is deeply penetrated into your nervous system.
The gentle pressure of oil is soothing and you will love the warmth of the oil too. In fact, the relaxation is just like that of meditation. In the procedure, shirodhara oils are used; the therapy is effective and safe. Ayurveda says that Shirodhara is good for pitta and vata dosha too. Whenever there is an imbalance, there is frustration, irritability, anger and sadness is cropped in. The doshas are pacified, nourished as well as soothed as liquid oil is applied to nervous system, scalp and forehead.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The treatment starts with Abhyangam i.e. a body massage. In this, our therapists will ask you to lie down on the droni so that the body gets completely relaxed. In shirodhara, 2 litters of warm herbal oil is poured on your forehead. While the oil is flowing on the forehead, the therapist might give a light head massage as well.
DURATION OF THE THERAPY
The duration of the therapy differs from person to person. Some prefer to go for a 30 minute therapy while some others prefer to go for a 60 minute therapy. Everything differs and it’s good to consult the Ayurvedic doctor so that he can give an idea depending on your situation.
MEDICATIONS USED IN SHIRODHARA
As we mentioned above, Shirodhara makes use of herbal oils. Sometimes, therapists use Tila Tailam, while sometimes they use Narayana tailam or Ksheera bala taila. It depends on the conditions of people.
BENEFITS OF SHIRODHARA
As we have mentioned above, the benefits of Shirodhara are many and are not just restricted to one or two.
- The mental state of the person is greatly improved
- Emotions are calmed down
- Face of a person is rejuvenated
- The facial lines are removed
- The neck and the head is strengthened
- Good for insomnia
- Good for patients suffering from schizophrenia
- The quality of voice is greatly improved
- Good for dealing in diseases of eyes, throat, neck, ears and head
- Mood swings are controlled
- Depression is eased
- Body becomes fit and nice
- Nervous system is stimulated
- Good for nervous system diseases
- Treats nerve disorders
- Effective for drooping eyelids
- Cures paralysis facial palsy
- Digestion is improved to a considerable extent
- Overall skin health is enhanced
- Headache is reduced
- Burning sensation experienced in the head is reduced
- Pituitary glands are revitalized
- Body is cooled down
- Good sleep becomes possible
- Insomnia is cured
- You become free from all sorts of depression
- Hair fall is stopped
- There is no premature greying of hair
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre offers Shirodhara at a very low cost. You can get multiple benefits in just one therapy and so, you must book the appointment without any kind of delay. Our therapists are experienced and they know how the therapy will work the best. Completely relaxing atmosphere is guaranteed.