Sirodhara, also known as Shirodhara, is a popular Ayurvedic therapy known for its calming and cleansing effects. Here are the key details about Sirodhara:
Procedure: During Sirodhara, a continuous and gentle stream of warm herbal oil or herbal milk is poured onto the forehead of the patient using a clay pot. The oil is poured in a rhythmic and steady manner, moving from one side of the temples to the other. This process creates a soothing and uninterrupted flow of liquid over the forehead.
Duration: Sirodhara treatment typically lasts for about 45 minutes. The duration may vary depending on the individual’s needs and the recommendation of the Ayurvedic practitioner.
Benefits: Sirodhara has a profound effect on the nervous system and provides relaxation and calming benefits. The steady flow of warm herbal oil or milk over the forehead helps to pacify and balance the mind, body, and spirit. It is known to be beneficial for various conditions such as insomnia, memory loss, headaches, stress, mental tension, physical tension, and specific skin problems. Sirodhara promotes deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and mental clarity.
Two Therapists: Sirodhara is typically performed by two therapists who work in coordination. One therapist controls the flow of the oil or milk, ensuring a consistent and gentle stream, while the other therapist monitors and adjusts the temperature and rhythm of the treatment.