It is the 25 minutes treatment where by the lukewarm medicated milk is made to flow in a slow constitend rate over the forehead for a particular duration mostly over the glabellar region or the whole body with simultaneous soft massage. For ksheera dhara on head, a thin strip of cloth (varthi) is tied around the head just above the eyebrows. The medicated milk is heated till it becomes lukewarm.
This lukewarm milk is poured in to the dhara vessel placed above the forehead of the individual. Medicated milk is then made to flow in a continuous and constant stream over the starting over the glabellar region. The medicated milk flows from the forehead to the scalp and hair which is accompanied by a gentle relaxing massage. For ksheera dhara over a whole body lukewarm medicated milk is poured in a constand rate over the body by three trained therapist followed by a gentle massage. This therapy is highly beneficial for vata and pita predominant headaches, stress, insomnia and anxiety. It nourishes the skin and gives a lustrous appearance.
It has proven effective in certain cases of arthritis. In certain neurological conditions especially those accompanied by burning sensation and numbness, Ksheera dhara is found to be highly beneficial. It rejuvenates and nourishes the body. It is therefore done as a therapy even for a healthy person in certain seasons. Generally duration of the treatment varies from 25 to 45 minutes.
This treatment is done in a course like seven days, 14 days etc. as per the instructions of the physician or conditions of the patients. For ksheera dhara treatment traditional bronze vessel called ‘kindi’ is used or a common vessel in which milk can be poured. The main ingredient of Ksheera Dhara treatment is milk. This treatment is based on milk and is known as milk treatment.
The benefits of Ksheera Dhara are for proper blood circulation of the body and relaxation of the mind, as well as lubricating the joints, relieving pain, spasms and stiffness of the muscles and joints.