SHIRODHARA – AYURVEDIC TREATMENT THERAPY
- 04 Oct, 2021
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WHAT IS SHIRODHARA ?
Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic healing technique which is used to cure neurological issues , cure eye problems , certain skin problems , sleeping problems , gray hair , memory loss and some type of allergies .
In sanskrit shiras meaning head and dhara meaning flow .
During this therapy liquids such as warm oil , milk , butter milk or even water is poured over patients forehead depending on the issue of the patient .It is very useful for both spiritual and physical body
PROCEDURE OF SHIRODHARA :-
During this therapy the patient is ask to lie down on the bed ( made up of wood) in supine position .
The first step is soft full body massage for 15 mints with medicated oil and later gently wiped off the oil from the body .
Second step is to pure the liquid ( oil , milk or water ) on the forehead of the patient and cover the eyes with a sterile gauze piece . Liquid is kept in the cooper vessel with a hole of standard size at the bottom , the rate of dripping is approximate which depends on the size of hole . The temperature of shirodhara liquid should be kept at a normal level that can be comfortable to the patient . This procedure is done for 45 to 50 mints.
Third step is to clean the liquid from the forehead with a warm towel and cover the hairs .
BENIFITS OF SHIRODHARA :-
1 Shirodhara For Relieving Stress :- Stress is body`s reaction to physical or emotional alteration which in turn results into anger , nervous and frustration . Shirodhara brings calmness , promotes tranquillity and relaxation. This therapy help your body to conserve energy , dilates blood vessels , lower the heart rate and relaxes muscles . It is very beneficial for treating Arrhythmia and Hypertension .
2 Shirodhara for Awakening Intuition :- The point between the eyebrows is third eye . By practicing shirodhara , it help to open third eye which help to uninterrupted flow of Prana or life force . And also help recall events lying deep in your past , the rundown of warm oils brings immense mental clarity , resolve pain , traumas and unfavorable emotional experiences .
3 Shirodhara to Increase Sleep :- Sleeplessness is a common problem now a days. Shirodhara is effective in reducing cortisol which is body`s primary stress hormone therefore it help to relieve stress and improve sleep .
4 Shirodhara for Diminishing Anxiety :- It act has a natural stress – buster . Herbal oils massage help to clear the toxins out of brain and bring improvement in cognitive abilities such as concentration and memory . It also balances Pitta and Vata Doshas in the body . It regulates the serotonin hormone which reduces anxiety symptoms .It losses the nerve and relieves tension
5 Shirodhara for Paccifying Vata Dosha :- Shirodhara help to elements excessive accumulation of Vata within the body .
6 Stabilizes the nervous system.
7 Provides relief in migraine headaches.
8 Increases mental concentration.
9 Reduces high blood pressure.
10 Reduces hair fall and fatigue.
11 Help to cure Dandruff :- Shirodhara is very helpful to overcome Dandruff problem and to reduce hair fall.
SHIRODHARA IS AVOIDABLE FOR :-
1 It is avoidable for pregnant women in third trimester of pregnancy .
2 People with rashes or sunburn on forehead .
3 It is avoidable to the patient which are Allergic to particular oil used in Shirodhara therapy