It begins with a hand and foot massage, followed by a constant stream of warm medicated oil directed onto the forehead from a shirodhara pot, suspended above the head, as you lie on a massage table.
This calming process saturates the head with warm oil, soothing tight scalp, neck and facial muscles, as well as soothing the peripheral nerves around the scalp and brain, aiding in deep relaxation.
The effect is a total feeling of wellness, increased mental clarity, a deep feeling of being relaxed and rejuvenated.
Shirodhara is a drug free solution to stress, insomnia, mental or physical fatigue, anxiety and panic attacks, headaches, irritability, depression, and hormonal imbalance.
The pouring of oil lasts for 30-35 minutes and is followed by an Ayurvedic head massage. During your head massage, your practitioner will work on specific ‘marma points’ (energy points) to stabilise nervous function, leaving you with a profound sense of calmness, whilst being bright and alert.
This blissful treatment lasts for one hour and ends with a warm cup of Vata balancing tea.
Shirodhara, when performed correctly and skilfully, is known to accomplish miraculous healing.
Curious? Try it for yourself – there is nothing else like it.