It is also known as third eye treatment of lord Shiva, a therapeutic Marma head massage with herbal oils is done and herbal oil, medicated milk or herbal decoction is poured in gently and steadily over the forehead in a continuous stream using a special rhythmic swaying movementShirodhara is a purifying and rejuvenating therapy designed to eliminate toxins and mental exhaustion as well as relieve stress and any ill effects on the central nervous system. Shirodhara is a unique form of ancient therapy of pouring oil on the forehead from a specific height and for a specific period continuously and rythmatically allowing the oil to run through the scalp and into the hair.
This is a subtype of Murdha taila which means keeping the medicated oil on the head region. The types of Murdha taila other than Shirodhara are Shiro Abhyanga, Pichu And Shiro Basti. So the concept of shirodhara is mainly concerned with the application of oil though the other liquids are also used for the therapy but they are associated with specific clinical conditions.
1) Person is made lie in supine position on dhara table.
2) Eyes and ears are coverd with cotton in order to protect it from the overflow of the decoction or oil.
3) Slowly the dhara pot is oscillated and the oil is made to flow on the head in rhythmic manner.
4) The procedure is done for atleast 45 min.
This results in a fantastic sense of deep relaxation and inner peace. It works on cerebral system, helps in relaxing the nervous system and balancing the Prana Vayu around the head. It improves the function of five senses, helps in insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, hair loss, fatigue, imbalance of Vata and makes one calm and fresh.
1) Vata disorders
5) Neurological disorders.