Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Kizhi treatment is one of the most effective therapies in Ayurveda. It is used for the treatment of several common and chronic ailments and is basically a part of Panchakarma. Kizhi ayurveda treatment is a complete healing therapy
that purifies and rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul.
Foot massage is called "Padabhyanga",and it has a very special place within the Ayurvedic tradition. It is commonly practiced as a daily ritual, especially before retiring at night. Padabhyanga includes massage of the feet. Feet
are very important part in our body, as many nerves from many organs terminate in the feet. So massage helps to strengthen these nerves and restores health to many parts of the body. The marma (vital) points are massaged which gives
balance to your doshas and is very helpful for people with insomnia, fatigue and cramps.
Holding medicated oils over eyes and surrounding areas for certain period of time. ‘Akshi’ means eyes, Tarpan means nutrition. This process is done with different herbal medications in certain eye diseases, like refractive error,Xerophthalmia
etc. and this is also a treatment to add beauty to eyes. In this process the eye is filled upon with medicated oil or ghee for a certain period. The patient is asked to lie down on the table comfortably. Then a circular boundary is
made with a height of about one and half inch around the eye socket by using dough of black gram(masha). Then the slightly warmed medicated ghee or oil is slowly poured in this cavity,while keeping the eyes closed. During this process
the patient is asked to remain calm, motionless and open and close the eyes frequently,so that the drug may remain well in touch with eyeball.
Kati Basti is a musculoskeletal treatment for disorders that involve muscle (mamsa), ligaments, bones (ashti), vertebrae and nerves (majja). Symptoms associated with such disorders are inflammation, pain, stiffness and restricted
movements. One of the most commonly seen causes in today’s modern world is the increase of sedentary occupations and many hours spent sitting at a computer where the back looses its strength, with the addition of poor body posture,
lack of mobility and stress, over the years this can accumulate to severe back issues that need a specific therapy that works on a very deep level other than just a regular massage.
The phrase Greeva Basti is from Sanskrit. The word Greeva refers to neck and Basti stands for container or retaining something inside. It is an Ayurvedic neck care and basically a hot oil therapy. Greeva Basti is bathing the neck
region with medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. The procedure does oleation and sudation around the neck region simultaneously. Due to present day lifestyle which involves continued and glued sitting position and lack
of body movements the problems of the spine, muscles and skeletal tissues of neck and shoulder arise. Greeva Basti addresses these issues effectively.
The knee joint is called Janu Sandhi in Sanskrit; hence the name Janu Basti is given to the proceduredone on knee joints. In this the knee joint is bathed with warm medicated oil or freshly prepared herbal decoction. Depending
on the condition it can be practiced over both the knee joints or on one knee joint. Knee joints are considered as sandhi Marma in Ayurveda (joint type of vital areas) which measure about three fingers (three anguli pramana).So the
janu vasti is specialized knee therapy or massage which rejuvenate the janu marma.
the ayurvedic oil massage — is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. Traditional ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits. Here's what one says — "Give
yourself a full-body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing; pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep; enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin; promotes longevity; and nourishes
all parts of the body." Abhyanga provides the means for transdermal absorption of the healing qualities of the material used in the massage, and it helps the skin.
In Ayurveda, there are perfect remedies for mental abnormalities and neurotic disorders. Ayurveda ensures guaranteed result for all kind of nervous related ailments.Thalam is one of the best treatment especially meant for variety
of diseases. Thalam is an Ayurvedic therapeutic remedy. Thalam is the Malayalam name for Shiro Vasti (Shiro Basti) and the Ayurvedic Theraputic measure Shiro Vasti can define as Thalam in Malayalam. Thalam enhance and nourishes the
brain cells. It’s a very effective treatment and it cures insomnia, stress, tension and different kind of mental conditions. Thalam is pure and natural in every aspect. It has everything to prevent mental abnormalities. The way of
Thalam activity is very special. The medicinal oil is retaining over the head in a sealed manner. A suitable cap is using for retaining the medicinal oil over the head.
Shirovasti is an ayurvedic therapy or procedure in which outer area of head is covered by a leather cap keeping hollow inside to put oil in it for a certain period in such a way that oil should not be leaked out. Shiro means head
and Vasti means container that holding liquids. Therefore, shirobasti means holding oil on the head for a specific period of time with use of cap fitted on the head in such a way that oil does leak out. Shirovasti is used for the treatment
of diseases concerned to the head, brain and neurological diseases such as migraine, chronic headache, depression, and throbbing pain in head, hemicranias or recurring headache. It is also beneficial for lowering stress and building
immunity against psychosomatic diseases. Shirovasti is categorized in ayurveda as external Snehana (Oil is used) or external oil application to treat an ailment. It is a part of panchakarma, a sub-branch of ayurvedic internal medicine.