Shirodhara is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment that calms the nervous system and re-balances the body’s natural ability to heal, while it soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind. A feeling of wellness, mental clarity and comprehension are achieved.
Used for thousands of years, Shirodhara is a purifying and rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapy, in which medicated liquids are poured over the forehead and Third Eye with a constant gentle flow. In Sanskrit, the word shirodara means “shiro” head and “dhara” flow. Its main purpose is to balance the body’s physical and emotional being, while rejuvenating and preserving health. Some herbal liquids used are oils, buttermilk, milk and coconut water.
Shirodhara is indicated to treat a number of imbalances. Chronic headache, insomnia, eye disease, memory loss, hearing problems, mental and emotional disorders, stress, vertigo, adrenal fatigue, hair loss, premature graying, and skin diseases. The pituitary gland–located in the head area–produces sex hormones and stimulates the thyroid gland, making shirodhara an effective complementary treatment for infertility and weigh loss.