This is a relaxation technique in which a stream of warm oil is held over a patient’s forehead for an extended period of time. There are specialized forms of ‘Shirodhara’ called Taildhara, Ksheeradhara, Takradhara and Jaladhara. Shirodhara works primarily on the mental sheath or ‘Menovaha Srotus’ as it is referred to in Ayurveda. Shirodhara is traditionally used to calm the nerves, harmonize vata constitutions, restore the nerves, release stored emotions & purify the mind. Stress is found to be the main factor in case of infertility. Especially the female facing problem of infertility undergoes tremendous pressure and stress. Which in turn increase the problem by imbalancing the hormonal levels. Shirodhara as it acts on the brain, maintains the hormones and provides positive energy to the patient.
Benefits of Shirodhara-
Regular Shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes hair & scalp provides sound sleep & calms the body & mind. Shirodhara is one of the most effective treatment for reducing stress & nervous tension.
1) Ultimate mental & emotional relaxation therapy.
2) It repairs hormonal imbalance.
3) Beneficial for many diseases connected with head, neck, eyes, ears, nose & throat.
4) Beneficial for many diseases of the nervous system like nerve disorder, facial palsy, paralysis, ptosis (drooping) of eyelids.
5) Beneficial for curing long standing insomnia & schizophrenia.
6) It improves digestion, sharpness of sense organs, quality of voice, strengths the neck & head region.
7) Beneficial for fits in epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy.
8) It improves the health of skin.
9) Prevents hair loss, premature graeing & cracking of hair.
10) It renews the sweetness of life.
11) It is believed to open the third eye of lord Shiva by this therapeutic marma based head massage.
12) Regulates mood & depression.
13) It improves concentration, intelligence, confidence and self esteem.
14) Activates the Pituitary Gland, which controls all other glands in the body. E.g. Thyroid, Ovaries, Pancreas, Liver, Testis, Adrenal etc.
Shirodhara decreases negative electrical impulse in the brain & help to maintain hormonal balance.
Blending Old & New (Automatic Shirodhara Machine)
To make this shirodhara really effective the medicated oil or decoction have to be poured on the forehead from constant height, with continues as a constant flow in stream. The medicated oil or decoction must have a constant temp through-out the procedure. The procedure has to be continued for an extended period of time. For avoiding a human error, this tedious job has been automized. Now we can use automatic shirodhara unit- ‘an integration of tradition with modern technology’.