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Shirodhara is a purifying and rejuvenating therapy designed to as well as to relieve physical and mental stress and ill effects of the nervous system. A therapeutic head massage with herbal oil (Ksheerabala oil) medicated milk or herbal decoction by pouring in special rhythmic style on to the forehead from a perforated earthen pot suspended above for 30 minutes. It helps in relaxing the nervous system and balancing the Prana Vayu around the head. It improves the function of all the five senses, helps in insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, hair loss, fatigue, imbalance of Vata and makes one cool, calm and relaxed.

Shirodhara has benefited to variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Ménière's disease and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis. It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.The specialized forms of Shirodhara are Thyladhara, Ksheeradhara, Thakradhara and Jaladhara.

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