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Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a traditional ayurvedic method of healing, that has been in use since ancient times to bring the mind and body to a harmonious level.

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What is Shirodhara?

The term ‘Shirodhara’ comes from two Sanskrit words, where ‘Shiro’ meaning ‘head,’ and ‘dhara’ which implies to the ‘pouring or sprinkling of something.’ In Ayurveda, these words infer the ‘dripping or pouring of warm ayurvedic oils on the forehead.’

The pouring of oil is from a specific height, for a specific time period in a continuous stream, allowing the oil to run through the scalp and down into the hair.

How Does Shirodhara Work?

Shirodhara works on multiple layers of the being. It is a deeply soothing sensation that goes to the hypothamlamus via the peripheral nerves.

The hypothalamus is located towards the centre of the brain. Its main function is to keep your body in a stable state called homeostasis. It does its job by directly influencing your autonomic nervous system or by managing hormones.

The relaxing feeling of the oil triggers the hypothalamus to balance and calm the body and mind, mitigating stress, expunging muscular tension, balancing doshic elements, relieving anxiety, depression, and mental fatigue.

If you feel burnt out due to overwhelming work pressure or struggle to cope with a personal event, a Shirodhara treatment can help you find peace and soothe your tense nerves.

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Practitioner

Sanjay had his first Shirodhara treatment in Mysore, India in 2006.

Since then he has been studying and working to offer personal self-care options for his students.

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Benefits

Shirodhara can help with the following and much more:

• Balances emotions and aids with anxiety and depression
• Enhances sleep quality
• Relieves stress
• Muscular and Joint pain
• Headaches/Migraines
• Pacifies Vata dosha

What to expect

A complete Shirodhara session is offered to a fully clothed recipient who is lying on a treatment table lying face up.

• The treatment begins with gentle head massage.

• Second, for approximately 30 minutes warm sesame oil is poured over the forehead. This is deeply relaxing.

• To finish, a period of rest lying on the table, listening to soothing sounds to allow the oils to sink into the scalp.

• A shower is available following your treatment.

How will you feel

Some common experiences after receiving Shirodhara:

“I feel deeply relaxed.”

“All the chatter in my head has calmed down.”

“My mind feels clear.”

“This is such a peaceful experience!”

Appointments

Regular Visit $145 75 Minute Session
Follow Up $12575 Minute Session
3 in 1 Week $3153 x 75 Minute Session

Members receive 10% off Regular and Follow Up.

Follow up sessions must be within 28 days to receive the discounted price.

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