Process of Takradhara Treatment
Takra meaning ‘buttermilk’ and dhara meaning ‘pouring’ is a form of Shirodhara procedure that involves the pouring of buttermilk over the forehead followed by a head massage. As buttermilk has cooling properties, Takradhara treatment helps in fighting symptoms of hypertension, hair fall, digestive problems, psoriasis and insomnia-related problems. Takradhara done for the whole body also known as Sarvanga Takradhara which invigorates the body from stress and fatigue.
The procedure of Takradhara Treatment:
An affiliated Ayurvedic physician thoroughly evaluates the prakruti (nature), vikruti (design) and dosha (bodily humor) inequality of the patient before prescribing the herbs. After then, the patient is required to either lie in the straight position (for shirodhara) or sit (sarvanga dhara) on the droni. Then steadily flowing and moderately warm medicated takra is flow either on the forehead or on the complete body of the patient through a vessel. The dropping takra is collected and flow again into the vessel without interruption. The treatment is repeated for about half an hour and is accompanied by a light massage.