As per Ayurveda, the head is to the body like the roots are to the tree. The effect of the treatments performed on the head reaches the whole body. The procedure of application of oil on the head rejuvenates the entire body. It has a special effect on the nervous system, which controls the sensory and motor functions, helps remove wrinkles, promotes healthy growth of hair, improves the memory power and concentration, increases stamina and retains normal functions of sensory organs.
This specialized therapy involves a suitable combination of the following treatments depending on the individual’s PRAKRITI (body constitution), as prescribed by Dr Kanada Narahari after physical examination.
SIRO ABHYANGAM is the application of blended medicated oils on the head repeatedly for 1 to 7 days or more, depending on the body constitution of the individual. This is done in combination with special Mukha Lepam applied on the face, which works wonders to relieve tension, relax the mind, and also provides a golden hue to ones complexion.
SIRO DHARA or THAKRA DHARA is a popular ayurvedic therapy designed for problems related to the nervous system, insomnia, head aches, and mental stress. This involves pouring specially blended medicated oils, medicated butter milk or other decoctions over the forehead, in a continuous to and fro motion, for approximately one hour each day. This treatment is done for 1 to 7 days or more, depending on the needs of the patient, as determined by Physician
PIZHICHIL is an effective treatment done to improve ones immune system. It adds vigour and vitality, heals rheumatic disorders, joint pains and other muscular/skeletal disorders besides relieving tension, arthritis, sexual weaknesses etc. It involves squeezing warm, specially blended medicated oil over the whole body, in a continuous manner with simultaneous soft massages. The duration of the treatment is 1 to 7 days, as decided by our physician
SIRO VASTHI involves pouring lukewarm oil, prepared from certain herbs, into a cap placed on the individual’s head, for 15 to 60 minutes each day, for 7 to 14 days as prescribed by the doctor. This is highly effective for dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, facial paralysis, severe head aches and other vatha based diseases.
ELA KIZHI is made of herbal leaves and powders, fried in medicated oils and packed in muslin cloth, which is then warmed and used for massage of the whole body. This is done for 45 to 60 minutes continuously, for 1 to 14 days, depending on the physical condition of the individual.
HERBAL FACIAL involves a herbal face pack with specially made herbal powder and fresh cream, which helps in preventing wrinkles and in improving the skin tone.
MATHRA VASTHI involves Injection of herbal oils, extracts etc through the rectum daily for 1 to 7 days or more, depending on the acuteness of the problem. This therapy is done for relief from numbness, gastric complaints, constant constipation etc.