Shirodhara, also known as Moordhanya Dhara is the process of streaming medicated oil onto the patient’s forehead for a specified time. This therapy is highly beneficial for the vasodilatation within the brain, increases the flow of oxygen to brain and nourishes the nervous system.
Takradhara, a version of Shirodhara, is the most demanded therapy in Dhara treatments. Takradhara is best for those suffering from memory loss, severe headache or insanity. In this, Shirodhara is done using buttermilk mixed with a medicated decoction. The decoction used in Takradhara is efficacious in the treatment of diseases affecting head and eyes, chronic sinusitis and in some cases of mental illness. The soothing effect of this therapy on the central nervous system helps to alleviates stress and calms the mind. This in turn improves the power of comprehension and memory.