SHIRODHARA (TAILA DHARA)
Shirodhara is a unique form of ancient therapy of pouring medicated 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. Shirodhara is a purifying and detoxification technique used to manage physical and mental exertion and fatigue. It revitalizes the central nervous system
Takradhara is a procedure of pouring medicated buttermilk over the forehead of the patient. After the preparatory application of oil on the body, the patient is made to lie on his back. Medicated buttermilk from a dhara vessel is poured to patient's forehead in a continuous stream.
Takradhara is an excellent cure for chronic Insomnia, psoriasis and other pitta aggravated diseases. It reduces burning sensation of palms and soles, and helps reduce headache. It reduces Stress and Hypertension, cures premature greying of hair and improves vision.
Dhanyamla is a specially fermented medicinal preparation. Medicated oil may or may not be applied on the body as per the individual condition. Dhanyamla is then is poured over the body in lukewarm condition as a continuous strain. Dhanyamla is kept lukewarm during the full course of the treatment procedure. The therapy is very effective in kapha-vata predominant conditions. It helps in compacting obesity, reducing inflammations, and muscular pain and activates nerves. It is a remedy for hemiplegia paralysis, rheumatic complaints also.
Sirovasthi is an effective treatment in Ayurveda for nervous system disorders. In this therapy, warm medicated oil is retained over the head for a certain amount of time. Herbs and oil are boiled in a special way in order to extract their full medicinal properties. Sirovasthi is ideal treatment for facial paralysis, head diseases etc.
The first step of Sirovasthi starts with the application of warm herbal oil all over the body. This nourishes the nerve endings and prepares the body for the main treatment. Then a cylindrical shaped leather cap is fitted around the patients head. Certain mixture of the lukewarm herbal oil which is prescribed by the Ayurveda Physician according to the individual body type are poured into it. Normally the oil is retained on the head for about 30 to 45 minutes.
KATI VASTI / JANU VASTI / GREEVA VASTI
Kati vasti is specialized therapy relieves and nourishes the lower back using herbal oils. A specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured over the lumbo sacral area and retained inside a dam made out of dough. The hot medicated oils helps melt lower spine rigidity and strengthen your bone tissue.Increases the circulation in the region, as the herbal oil gets deeply absorbed into the skin, and both nourishes and strengthens the muscles and nerves
Janu vasti is a special ayurvedic treatment which offers relief from pain of knee joints and osteo arthritis of the knee joint. The treatment also strengthens the knee joint by improving blood circulation. Warm medicated oil or herbal decoctions are used for the process
In Greeva Vasti, medicated oil or herbal decoction is used to bathe the back of the neck. The process is similar to Kati Vasti. Treats Cervical Spondylitis. Relieves chronic pain and stiffness in the neck region and strengthens the neck muscles, thereby facilitating proper mobility.
Udwarthanam is special therapeutic deep tissue massage using herbal powders. This massage involves upward stroking, where the powder is rubbed forcibly on the body. The massage is done in the opposite direction to hair follicles. This pacifies the aggravated Kapha dosha,reduces the excess fat softens and exfoliates dead skin cells, thereby giving a lustrous glow to skin,Improves mobility of joints,improves blood circulation and reduces the blood cholesterol
AKSHI TARPANAM – NETRA TARPANAM
Akshi Tharpanam treatment is effective in strengthening optic nerve and muscles.Therapeutic, medicated oil is poured near eyes. This therapy has a relaxing and cooling effect on irritated and stressed eyes. It relieves eyestrain, improves eyesight and other eye-related problems. It also prevents eye diseases and strengthens the optic tissue, Combats headaches & treats corneal problems
Talapodichil is a special ayurvedic herbal paste applied on the head for 30-45 minutes. Talapodichil relieves headache, depression, hyper active conditions, burning sensation in the eyes, insomnia, skin disorders. This treatment helps to balance conditions in the head, eyes, and mental function.
Pichu is a palliative treatment for ailments of the head and spine. During this treatment, a long, thick layer of cotton wool soaked with warm medicated oil is applied over the affected area. The oil is replaced periodically to keep it warm and therapeutic.
Cotton and linen pads ‘Pichu’, soaked in hot medicated oils are gently placed on sore joints or back to offer immediate relief from pain and discomfort. The warmth of the soaked pads seeps into the body and induces a deep sense of relief.
In thalam medicinal paste applied on the crown or forehead. . It is the process of retaining medicinal oil over the head with the help of a suitable cap to provide nourishment to brain cells to prevent brain cell damage.
Thalam is the best treatment to cure variety of conditions like insomnia, stress, tension, and different mental conditions. In the past this therapy was prescribed only for people with mental illness.
Inducing perspiration by applying the warm paste of Navara rice is referred as Annalepanam. Pakshaghata (Paralysis), sarvangavata and similar other diseases, particularly in children are best treated by Navarateppu. It is also good for Muscular dystrophy, skin problems, muscle toning etc.