Shirodhara massage is a classic Ayurvedic therapy, which includes pouring of warm herbal oil on the forehead in a continuous stream. Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy is very effective in promoting sound sleep and reducing stress. Shirodhara treatment is one among the Bahiparimarjana chikitsa, or external treatments told in Ayurveda. The term Shirodhara comes from two words “Shira” meaning head and “Dhara” meaning stream.
How Does Shirodhara Massage Treatment Work?
Pouring of warm oils used stimulates and soothes the hypothalamus, thereby regulating the functions of the pituitary gland and inducing sleep. Shirodhara stimulates Marma’s or Vital Points in the head and improves circulation. The warm oils used for Shirodhara also cause vasodilatation of all the channels and thereby improve the blood circulation of the brain. Shirodhara also reduces the level of stress hormones such as Adrenaline and Noradrenaline and thus relaxes the mind.
Shirodhara Massage Therapy – Stepwise Procedure
Benefits of Shirodhara
Pain Management II Depression & Anxiety II Immunity II Gastric Problems II Mental Health II Mukh lepam (Facial) II Weight Loss II Paralysis II Eye Care II Vaman II Virechanam II Nasyam II Sneha Basti II Kashaya Basti II Ayurvedic Enema II Back Pain II Joint Pain II Abhyangam Massage II Udwartanam Massage II Padabhyangam massage II Shirodhara Massage II Kizhi (pottali) Massage II Spine Basti II Netra Tarpanam II Ksheerdhara II Kati Basti II Greeva Basti II Janu Basti