Shirodhara involves a continuous stream of oil that is gently swayed on the forehead which completely relaxes the nervous system and calms the mind. It is very beneficial in conditions like hypertension, anxiety, insomnia and psychiatric problems and also is effective for paralysis, senile dementia and other neurological disorders and improves the memory as well.
PATRA PINDA SWEDA / ELAKIZHI
Finely chopped herbal leaves and herbal powders are warmed in medicated oil and bundled in a poultice which is used for the fomentation massage. In cases of rheumatism and other diseases, fomentation in the affected area brings great relief. Elakizhi promotes better circulation, relieves stress, and treats osteo-arthritis. It is also administered to those with spondylosis and sports injuries resulting from soft tissue inflammations and joint pains.
It is special therapeutic deep tissue massage done in opposite direction to hair follicles using herbal powders. This massage involves upward stroking, where the powder is rubbed forcibly on the body. It helps to reduce weight, the most promising benefit is an over all slimming and toning effect on the body.
It involves holding warm oils on the affected areas, that help immensely in cases of lower back problems, cervical problems, arthritic knees .
SHASTIKA SHALI PINDA SWEDA / NAVARA KIZHI
A bolus of Navara or Shastika rice cooked with milk and herbal decoctions is made into a small bundle called a kizhi which is used for fomentation. It is indicated in muscular and neurological disorders from paralysis to neuralgias,and emaciation. This in healthy individuals gives a sedation effect, improves blood circulations and metabolism, makes body feels lighter and relaxed. It makes skin soft and gives special luster and glow.
It is a procedure of squeezing large quantities of warm medicated oil all over the body with one hand and massaging with the other hand. Its been proved to be highly effective in hemiplegia, paralysis, muscle spasms and other degenerative diseases affecting the muscles. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, sexual weakness, blood pressure, nerve weakness and helps to arrest the ageing process.
Netra Tarpana is a unique procedure where medicated ghee is retained over the eyes for a specific amount of time. The medicated ghee nourishes and strengthens the eye structure. This is a very beneficial treatment for dryness of eye, optic nerve atrophy, eye strain, macular degeneration, drooping of eye lid and and helps to correct the refractive errors in diabetic retinopathy, etc.
SWARNA BINDU PRASHANA
Swarna Bindu Prashana is an Ayurvedic technique to improve immunity in children. It is a method of administering gold (Swarna Bhasma) in very minute quantities to improve immunity, strength, memory and intelligence in children.It is administered every month on an auspicious day called Pushya Nakshatra day as this day got a lot of significance in Ayurveda.