Shirodhara

Shirodhara comes from the two Sanskrit words “shiro” (head) and “dhara” (flow). It’s an Ayurvedic healing technique that involves having someone pour liquid — usually oil, milk, buttermilk, or water — onto your forehead. It’s often combined with a body, scalp, or head massage.

Treats : Central Nervous System.

When Vata is out of balance, it exhibits as fear, insecurity, worry or racing thoughts & when there is a Pitta imbalance, it is e exhibited as anger, irritability, frustration or judgment. The action and qualities of the liquid used in Shirodhara counters the qualities of the out of balance doshas. It soothes, nourishes and pacifies the doshas through the application of the liquid to the forehead, scalp and nervous system.

Shirodhara Procedure : A pot, with a hole and a yarn wick fitted to it, would be hung up over the forehead of the patient, who will be lying on the treatment table. The medicated liquid, which may be medicated oil or milk, would be poured into the pot and it would be gradually trickled onto the head. A band would be tied or a rolled towel is placed on the forehead to prevent the oil from dripping into the eyes of the patient. The treatment would be carried out for about 45 minutes in a day. Shirodhara treatment helps to calm and restore the nerves, release stored emotions, purify the mind, remove fatigue, relieve from anxiety, insomnia, chronic headaches, nervousness, and so on.