SHIRODHARA

 

 

From the Sanskrit words "shiras" (head) and "dhara" (flow), shirodhara is the gentle, constant application of warm oil on the third eye or chakra point just above and between the eyebrows.

 


"A stream of warm oil from an Indian copper pot's slow flowing spout stimulates the third eye chakra point for a period of 10 minutes. When the warm oil is being gently poured on your forehead, it induces a deep state of relaxation, soothes the nervous system, stimulates the endocrine system [pituitary gland] and awakens the third eye."  

 

Copper is known to stimulate the flow of energy, detoxify and improve circulation.

 


The divine ideology of the Shirodhara is to wash away tension from the body and mind, giving a sense of clarity of thoughts which naturally helps to ease physical and mental fatigue giving renewal to the body from the inside out. After the third eye stimulation of the oils, the scalp is massaged with special herbs that interact with the oils for cleansing and nurturing the hair roots, helps relieve dryness, dandruff, oiliness while infusing lustrous condition and healthy shine.

 

* Should not be performed within 7 - 10 days after hair has been chemically treated

 

"Gradually, I drift into a deep sleep. After the treatment, which lasts 10 minutes, I feel as if I've woken up after a good night's sleep. At home, I feel time is flowing at my pace. Perhaps the treatment has nourished my soul, as well as my scalp."