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Shirodhara &
ad/Shoulder Massage

Shirodhara is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that originated in India. It is a therapeutic technique in which a continuous stream of warm oil or other fluids is poured onto the forehead, specifically targeting the "third eye" area.


The word "Shirodhara" is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Shiro," which means head, and "Dhara," which means a continuous flow. During this relaxing procedure, you lie down on a massage table and a specially designed apparatus is used to pour a steady and gentle stream of warm oil or other liquids onto the forehead.


The oil used in Shirodhara is usually herbal-infused and can be blended with other ingredients based on your individual needs and preferences. Besides oil, other ingredients such as medicated milk, buttermilk, herbal decoctions, or even plain water may be used, depending on the desired effect and the specific condition and dosha being addressed.


The stream of fluid is directed at the centre of the forehead, just above the space between the eyebrows, where the Ajna chakra (the third eye) is believed to reside. The liquid flows in a rhythmic pattern and continues for approximately 30 minutes. The flow induces a state of deep relaxation and promotes a sense of tranquility.


Shirodhara is primarily used to calm the nervous system and balance the doshas. It is believed to have numerous benefits, including stress reduction, improved mental clarity, enhanced sleep quality, relief from anxiety and depression, alleviation of migraines and headaches leaving a greater sense of rejuvenation.


Once the shirodhara is complete, you will receive a gentle and nourishing head and shoulder massage which will have you leaving the treatment in a relaxed and sleepy way. I recommend that you do not have much to do after this treatment, rest and relaxation is the best tonic.

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