Shirodhara is an amazing, unique therapy from the ancient natural Ayurveda system. Shirodhara has a profound impact on the nervous system. That means, the treatment directly and immediately calms, relaxes and has a cleansing effect on the mind and nerves. Shirodhara is a delightfully soothing experience, beneficial for insomnia, anxiety, stress and fatigue.
In the western alternative medicine world, there may not be another therapy that has a similar impact on the nervous system, apart from an established meditation practice.
Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead (third eye) and is one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Shirodhara helps in revitalizing the central nervous system. The process involves warm oil, herbal decoctions, herbal milk or buttermilk poured onto the forehead. It induces a mental state like that of a trance, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body. With the aid of one or two therapists, the process continues for up to 60 minutes.
Shirodhara is also a great treatment for the healthy individual looking to maintain health and enhance well being, clarity, calm and immunity.
Shirodhara promotes deep relaxation, relieves fatigue and renews and reinvigorates the body and mind. It also balances one’s energy level. If you are in need of rest and relaxation, the process will provide you that. If you are well rested the process will enhance your clarity and perception.