Unique Healing Benefits of Shirodhara

26 Dec

The oldest form of natural healing technique, “Shirodhara” therapy, involves pouring liquids such as Oil, Milk, and Buttermilk or plain Water over the forehead of the person undertaking the therapy.

The name Shirodhara is a combination of two Sanskrit words Shiro (head) and Dhara (flow).

In Ayurveda, the different forms of Shirodhara are known as Ksheeradhara (use of Milk), Takradhara (use of buttermilk) Taildhara (use of oil) and Jaladhara (use of water). Shirodhara is one of the steps of Panchakarma.

Shirodhara is a therapy that balances and helps stabilize the mind. Depending on the therapy recommended by Panchkarma practitioners, any one of the above-mentioned liquid is poured in a thin steady stream directly on the forehead. Shirodhara is known to relax the mind, alleviate anxiety, reduce headaches, and expand awareness.

Shirodhara therapy can also be used to treat eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, etc. The therapy is followed by a relaxing head massage.

So, what are the benefits of Shirodhara? Let’s find out.

  • Awaken Senses: Shirodhara activates the pituitary gland which awakens the senses. Pituitary gland helps control growth, blood pressure, metabolism, and other physical aspects.
  • Betters Nervous System: It helps in stimulating and relaxing the right nerves in the right manner to restore the balance of Pran Vayu.
  • Evokes Mental Clarity: Shirodhara is an excellent remedy to evoke mental clarity, maintain the right flow of chemicals in the brain and other parts of the body.
  • Prevents Hair Loss: Combination of natural herbs and oil is allowed to flow on the scalp which prevents and repairs hair loss and hair damage. Plus, the oil nourishes and promotes growth.
  • Improves Sleep: Helps improve sleep by restoring the natural functioning of the brain during the day and renewing the natural rhythm of the body at night.

For best results, Shirodhara therapy should be undertaken in the morning or in the evening through experienced and qualified Ayurvedic Shirodhara experts.

We do not wish you suffer from any of the above ailments, but in-case you wish to enhance your mental health, ask for a round of Shirodhara therapy at Shaashwat Detox and Repose Clinic.

Call us on 090292-11201 or visit, 8, Damji Shamji Udyog Bhavan, Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, 400053 Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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