Shirodhara

Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic healing practice performed in India for over 5,000 years. The word shirodhara consists of two words: 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. This is achieved through a relaxing technique in which warmed oil is poured over a patient’s forehead for an desired period of time. Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, and buttermilk. Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, graying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, Meniere’s disease and certain types of scalp diseases like psoriasis.

Benefits

  • 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
  • Prevents hair loss, premature greying and cracking of hair
  • Relieves headache and burning sensation of the head
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Sharpens the sense organs
  • Improves the quality of voice
  • Gives strength to the neck and head
  • Invigorates the body and mind and stimulate cognitive memories
  • Helps relieve fatigue, tension, anxiety, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, hair problems and stress
  • Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate at the skull and hairline from stress.
  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
  • 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.
  • It improves concentration, intelligence, confidence and self-esteem