It is an external oleation therapy in which a stream of medicated oil, decoction (kwath), herbal milk (dugdha) or herbal buttermilk (takra) are poured over the forehead in a streamline for a specific period while you lie down. It helps in relieving DEPRESSION, STRESS, INSOMNIA, EXCESSIVE HAIR LOSS, dandruff.
shirodhara works by pacifying the 'Vata' dosha, simulating pineal gland(also addressed as the Third Eye) thereby enhancing secretion of seratonin, it also regulates bodies circadian rhythms(sleep-wake cycle), and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
Massaging the body with individually prepared herbal oil, herbal Ghee, herbal paste or Herbal powder by applying mild pressure. The herbs in the oil, ghee etc penetrates into the skin, stimulates both arterial and Lymphatic circulation and relaxes the body and mind.
Individually herbalised steam bath which is usually done after Abhyanga. During swedana, the head is kept cool to keep a sense of calm while the body is made to sweat so that the toxins which are lodged deep within the tissues are removed.
Massaging and rubbing the body with dry herbal powder. this is an exfoliating massage that removes toxins and cleanses pores. Udvartan with individualized herbal powder is done to reduce cellulite by stimulating hair follicles and subcutaneous fat tissue to break down subcutaneous fat storage so it has a promising effect is the slimming of the body. It also reduces blood cholesterol, obesity, skin problems, imparts mobility to the joints, strengthens muscles and refreshes the body
Relaxing massage of the head and face and neck is done followed by herbalised aromatic steam, then Nasya is done by administering herbalized oil or herbalize liquid through the nostrils. Since in Ayurveda nose is considered the gateway to the head, this therapy is highly effective is curing a number of diseases pertaining to the head ie: eyes, nose, ears, sinus. Nasya opens the channels of the head, thereby improving the process of oxygenation, which has a direct effect on the functioning of the brain.
In this treatment luke warm Herbal oil is applied and kept in the specific treated area for 30-45 mins. It helps in reducing and curing BACKACHE, JOINT PAIN,LOW BACK PAIN, INTERVERTEBRAL DISK Problems.
Greeva Basti is done by retaining the warm herbal oil specific to the need on the back of the neck, oil is kept warm by reapeating the process of pouring warm oil several times. At the end of the procedure a gentle massage is given over the back of the neck all the way to the palms and to deepen the effects of the procedure herbal steam is also applied. It addresses problems related to the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of the neck and shoulders.