Shirodhara is a traditional form of Ayurvedic therapy which has been in practice for over 5000 years now. It involves the warm and consist flow of herbalised oils on the forehead, specifically on the third eye (this is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows. It is said to be the seat of human consciousness). The oils are allowed to flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation lying on your back, your body will be cocooned in warmed towels above. Your head will be positioned under the oil 'fountain' - a metal bottle with a slow flowing spout from which the oils will stream gently onto the forehead. The philosophy behind Ayurveda is that all diseases are caused by an imbalance of energy in the body. To treat illnesses, Ayurveda exercises purification therapy to cleanse the body and restore the balance of life energy by rejuvenation. Shirodhara treatment is one such rejuvenation therapy that is renowed for soothing and healing an agitated nervous system.

Benefits :

  1. Generates a profound state of relaxation in body and mind, relieving stress.
  2. Stabilizers the nervous system.
  3. Treats Insomnia.
  4. Rejuvenation and purifies body and soul.
  5. Replenishes skin oils, regaining natural luster and youthfulness.
  6. Activates the pituitary, pineal glands as well as hypothalamus, which organize and regulate all hormones in the body.
  7. Helps produce endorphins- the neuro transmitters of the body.
  8. Heightens the senses.
  9. Instills a positive approach in life.
  10. Opens the third age- increasing spiritual awareness.
  11. Stimulates cognitive memories and increases intuition.
  12. Enhances concentration, mental clarity and comprehension.
  13. Promotes fertility by stimulating the pituitary gland, where sexual and reproductive hormones are activated.
  14. Softens lines and wrinkles on the face by clearing the mind, dissolving stress and relaxing face muscles.
  15. Nourishes hair and scalp, and strengthens hair follicles to prevent hair loss and premature graying.

Indication :

  1. Headaches of various types.
  2. Burning sensation in the head.
  3. Consequences of head injuries.
  4. Diseases of vata origin, mainly degenerative diseases.
  5. Dryness of the head region.
  6. For healthy and long hair.
  7. For itching of the scalp.
  8. Premature graying of the hair.
  9. Low levels of vitality or ojas.
  10. Cracked lips.
  11. Heart disease.
  12. Agni mandhya or sluggish metabolism.
  13. Certain diseases of eye and ear.
  14. Loss of memory and Alzheimer's disease.
  15. Diabetic neuropathy (as an adjunct with other treatments).
  16. Proper neuromuscular coordination.
  17. To delay ageing.
  18. Hemiplegia or paralysis

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