Dhara– pouring warm liquid as a continuous stream over the entire body (sarvanga) or the affected local area (ekanga).
Dhanyamla– A fermented medicinal water made with multiple grains and herbs.
This versatile therapy is effective in all kapha and vata predominant ailments.
Dhanyamla dhara is a body alkalizer (counteracts and neutralizes acidity of the system).
The body starts sweating which is a sign of increased Cellular metabolism which leads to flushing of toxins from the body.
After this treatment body feels light and energetic.
Sometimes Dhanyamla dhara is used as a Poorvakarma (preparatory procedure) for increasing metabolism or reducing body acidity to enhance Pradhanakarma (main therapies).
Dhanyamla dhara relieves pain, stiffness and swelling of joints as well as overall body edema.
Detoxifies and strengthens tissues; mainly muscle tissues.
Prevents wasting of muscle, degeneration of joints and soft tissues.
Improves digestive capacity and metabolism.
Rheumatological conditions- ex. Arthritis, Gout etc.
Neuro-muscular conditions- ex. Diabetic neuropathy, Myopathy etc.
Musculoskeletal conditions- ex. Fibromyalgia, Spinal disorders etc.
Obesity- Increases metabolism for faster weight loss.
Initially a general massage is done to improve circulation.
Dhanyamla is poured using a small kindi (a small brass/steel vessel with a narrow spout) in a specific sequence in various positions.
Upper body is addressed first before moving on to lower body and then sides thereafter.
The temperature and timing of the therapy are controlled according to your body conditions.