“Siro” means “oil” and “vasti” means “pool”.
Sirovasthi is a treatment that is highly beneficial for psycho-somatic problems, nervous disorders, facial paralysis, multiple sclerosis etc. This treatment addresses many diseases of the head, ear, eyes and nose such as dryness of the nostrils and throat, certain varieties of cataracts and headaches.
It can also be used to improve mental functioning.
- You will be made to sit on a chair and a massage will be given to the head, neck and shoulder. The therapist will make a crown or hat using a rexine sheet and will paste it firmly around your head using a dough.
- This will form a well for the warm medicated oil to be retained on the head.
- Oil will be poured inside this well and is retained for about 30 – 45 minutes.