During Tharpanam, hollow wells of black gram paste and gently sculpted around the eyes. Therapeutic, medicated oil is poured in these wells. This therapy has a relaxing and cooling effect on irritated and stressed eyes. It relieves eyestrain, improves eyesight and other eye-related problems. It also prevents eye diseases and strengths the optic tissue.
This therapy is a beautiful combination of two classical Ayurvedic treatments, Snehana and Swedana. The whole body is bathed in streams of lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Three therapists attend to the client, focusing on their particular needs. More than three liters of relaxing, medicated oil is used in this therapy. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, paralysis, sexual weakness, neurological disorders, blood pressure, nervous weakness and helps to arrest the aging process.
Shirodhara is a simple yet profound technique that works specifically on balancing and stabilizing the nervous system and the activities of the mind. In this application warm specific herbal oils are streamed over the forehead and “third eye”.Shirodhara is highly effective in normalizing sleep cycles, reducing stress, infertility and is unique in its ability to calm the nerves while at the same time awakening the senses.