The Process: The process of Shirodhara involves continuous pouring of lukewarm herbal oils or a decoction of milk, medicines and herbs, or medicated butter milk, based on the requirement of the receiver. The thin stream of liquid is poured on the forehead, which supposedly houses the concentration of nerves. The continuous flow creates pressure and vibration, as a result of which the liquid saturates both the scalp and the forehead and penetrates into the nerve center. The whole experience of Shirodhara is akin to meditation which relaxes, rejuvenates both the mind and body.
It is one of the most divine Ayurvedic experiences and is a part of the Panchkarma therapy. Delivered by experts, the warm liquid is placed just above the forehead in a pot, with a hole at the bottom which is fitted with a wick that aids in slow and precise trickling.
Duration: The duration of each session is about 45 minutes and the therapy itself may continue from anywhere between 7 to 21 days as prescribed by the Ayurvedic specialist Doctors.
Shirodhara is effective in relieving stress, providing clarity of thought, calmness of mind, rejuvenation and relaxation. It is known to enhance energy and youthfulness.