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what is Shirodhara Treatment and benefits of Shirodhara Treatment ?


‘Shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means flow. Hence shirodhara is the flow of medicated oil, decoction, ghee, water, buttermilk etc from a certain height on the head. Centres offering shirodhara massage in Delhi is extremely relaxing and rejuvenation. 


Shirodhara treatment in Delhi offers all the types of shirodhara. Shirodhara treatment cost may vary from 1200 to 6000.

Shirodhara is classified according to the nature of the liquid used for the flow.

Sneha dhara
The procedure is carried by flowing a stream of warm herbal oil on the forehead for a certain period of time.

Ksheer dhara
Combination of medicinal herbs and milk is flowed in a stream on the forehead. It is very effective form of shirodhara.

Takra dhara
It is a combination of ayurvedic herbs and buttermilk that is flowed in a stream on the forehead.


Before performing shirodhara the doctor makes sure that warm oil/ghee etc should not enter ear, nose and eyes. And also proper hygiene need to be maintained. Hence people opting for shirodhara massage in Delhi or shirodhara treatment in Delhi must select a skilled professional for this.


After massaging the patient to make him/her relaxed, process of shirodhara is started with a thin stream of lukewarm medicated oil continuously falling on the forehead where there is maximum nerve endings and is highly sensitive. The duration may be decided by the doctor depending upon the condition of the patient, which may vary from 30 to 60 minutes. A light head massage can be given to the patient before or during the procedure


Ayurvedic herbal shampoo is applied first and then water is used to clean the hair.
Avoid caffeine and aerated drinks.
Food that is easily digested must be consumed. Eg khichdi


Shirodhara is extremely beneficial in people with vata and pitta imbalance.
Relieves stress and anxiety
Rejuvenates mind
Enhances the function of central nervous system
Balance the three doshas
Helpful in jet lag and insomnia, migraine
Effective in hair related issues
Cures depression, loss of memory, hypertension, facial paralysis and some brain conditions.


Shirodhara works by stimulating and soothing the hypothalamus that regulates the function of pituitary gland and thus induces sleep. It also improves the blood circulation. It helps in decreasing blood pressure by widening the blood vessels.

The pressure of the oil that falls on the forehead in a stream created a vibration on the forehead.


Shirodhara is contraindicated in pregnancy, person with sunburns or rashes on the scalp and people who are allergic to oil.

Head is the main functioning part of the body and so it is really important to keep it healthy. The sense organs is also controlled by the brain. Any of the doshas when vitiated may cause diseases. Shirodhara is thus a therapy to balance the doshas and relieve stress. Shirodhara treatment cost is not much high and is affordable.

Shirodhara massage is done in various ayurvedic centres in Delhi. Aasha ayurvedic centres offer shirodhara massage treatment performed by skilled therapist under guidance of specialists.


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