Purification therapy is a unique feature of Ayurveda involving the complete cleansing of body. Shirodhara is one of the great purification and rejuvenating therapy.
The word shirodhara breaks down into two ideas: “shiro,” meaning head, and “dhara,” which means flow. Together they form a concept that aims to bring physical and emotional balance by rejuvenating the spirit and preserving health. Shirodhara has many benefits in store as it offers a way to relax the body and the mind with the help of oils and medicated liquids. This is a way to purify one’s body and mind. Shirodhara helps to remove all the built up elements that cause harm to the body. This also helps one to feel relaxed and helps a person to have a positive approach towards life.
Our concept of shirodhara includes head massage and oil pouring on forhead. (90 minutes)
Benifits of Shirodhara:
Regular shirodhara enhances blood circulation to the brain, improves memory, nourishes hair and scalp, assists in providing sound sleep and calms the body and mind. Shirodhara is one of the most effective treatments for reducing stress and nervous tension.
Ultimate mental and emotional relaxation therapy
Beneficial for many diseases connected with the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose and throat
Beneficial for many diseases of the nervous system like nerve disorders, facial palsy, paralysis and ptosis (drooping) of the eyelids.
Beneficial for curing long standing insomnia and schizophrenia
Beneficial for fits in epilepsy when used in conjunction with other medicines
Prevents hair lose, premature graying and cracking of hair
Relieves headache and burning sensation of the head
Nourishes and rejuvenates the body
Stimulates the nervous system giving sturdiness to the body
Sharpens the sense organs
Improves the quality of voice
Gives strength to the neck and head
Improves the health of the skin
Cools the body and relieves pain.
Invigorates the body and mind and stimulate cognitive memories
Helps relieve fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, hair problems and stress
Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate at the skull and hairline from stress.
Renews the sweetness of life
Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
Opens the third eye of lord Shiva by this therapeutic Marma based head massage
Activates the pituitary gland
Increases spiritual awareness
Regulates mood and depression disorders
Activates the memory & stimulates the 6 & 7th charka which regulates our breathing patterns.
Increases intuition It improves concentration, intelligence, confidence and self-esteem
Three steps of shirodhara are:
Patient/client is advised to sit on the massage table and the medicated herbal oil is poured through hair.
Then the client is advised to lay down on the massage table in supine position (face upwards). Oil is released from the bowl onto the forehead.
Ideally for a severe illness, the treatment lasts for 14 or 21 days depending on severity the problem. For relaxation purposes it can be used occasionally or weekly. The Ayurvedic physician determines the number of days of treatment for different problems.
With weekly sessions, you will find relief from stress and strain from daily life. To achieve the maximum benefits from the therapy, it is advisable to follow Ayurvedic lifestyle. An Ayurvedic physician decides appropriate foods, exercise, yoga and herbal preparation to optimise the benefits.
It is recommended to use medicated oil with Sesame oil for shirodhara for long lasting benefits.