'Shiro' means the head and 'Basti' means to retain or pooling - the herbal mix of sesame oil is heated up to warmness over the water bath and poured slowly inside the leak and oil proof head cap. The warmed medicated oil maintained throughout the process by replacing the warm oil in pool is a form of giving fomentation to a localized area helping in the better circulation to the already rich blood circulated scalp region.
A cap with a leather material placed over the head is sealed from the sides with the dough of bean flour, which holds medicated oil for 30 to 45 minutes with a course duration of 5 to 14 days.
This highly effective oil pooling therapy of Ayurveda which Improves memory and mental abilities, helpful in cranial nerve disorders, stress, and neurological disorders, advised in facial paralysis, leaves a remarkable luster and glow on the face, beneficial in Insomnia and sleeplessness.
Clinically it is proven that Shiro Basti is a natural, safe, and effective therapy in the management of sleep disorders in many neurological and psychological conditions. By retaining the herbal oils followed by the THALAM (herbal paste) application to the scalp the hydration of the scalp increases which in turn nourished the scalp and maintains excellent scalp health.
Combined with SHIRODHARA
these therapies have shown better results in the management of anxiety and sleeplessness,