Shirodhara therapy relaxes the mind and helps to eliminate mental toxins by giving a purifying effect. It stimulates the vital points on your head, which further permeates into the internal peripheral nerves of the forehead. The treatment improves cognitive abilities, reduces stress and also improves sleep. A shirodhara pot is traditionally used by skilled professionals in the Ayurvedic therapy that involves gently pouring liquids on the third eye. The name Shirodhara comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).