“Takra” means buttermilk. Takradhara is Shirodhara using buttermilk instead of medicated oil.
Takra or buttermilk is a cooling agent by nature and reduces excess vata and pitta of body and mind.
Takradhara is an effective treatment against mental tension and depression. It is effective in skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis and aids in diabetic control as well.
These are treatments that can be done in any phase of the program, intended for special purposes like pain relief, reduction in inflammation, improvement in eye-sight, improving sleep, fat loss etc.