The word "shiro" means head and the word "dhara" means stream. This beautiful, deeply relaxing treatment involves pouring a stream of warm oil over the forehead. Shirodhara is a powerful treatment for relieving mental stress and nervous tension .
The oil has been chosen according to the client’s dosha. The oil is poured slowly in a steady stream from a freestanding or hand-held vessel directly above client forehead. For 15-30 minutes, Client lulled into a tranquil state of well-being and peaceful meditation, as the oil caresses client skin and hair as it wends its way down and into another vessel below client head.
Shirodhara may good for eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.
Abhyanga" is a type of massage in Ayurveda, which rejuvenates the nervous and muscular systems of the body and enhances the blood circulation. It is done by applying herbal oil on the body. The oil may differ according to the physical nature and the physical condition of the person.
Herbalized massage oils contain a blend of carefully chosen herbs known for their ability to strengthen the physiology and balance the mind.So the massage with an herbalized massage oil has twice the beneficial power.
-- the benefits from the performance of the actual massage and the added healing wisdom of the herbs.
Abhyanga is deeply relaxing and an experience your entire body. During Abhyanga, marma points (vital spots found in specific areas all over the body) will be stimulated which helps with detoxification and energy flow. It may improves lymph flow and boosts your immune system as well as simultaneously calming and strengthening the nervous system.
"Abhyanga may effective for the rheumatic patients and it also helpful in paralytic stroke, breathing problems, arthritis, spondylitis, slip disc, nerves weakness, cramps and other disorder.
The term “swedana” is used in Ayurvedic medicine to describe treatments which involve sweating. Many people use it specifically to refer to one swedana treatment, the closed steam box .
The immediate benefit of this type of swedana is better skin, as the heat and steam helps keep the skin clear and healthy. It may also relieve muscle aches and pains, and for people who follow ayurvedia principles, it can relieve an imbalance of doshas which may be causing health problems. Many people also believe that sweating helps the body detoxify.