*Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Traditional and custom warm oil pours in a continuous stream over the forehead, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration that has a profound impact on the nervous system. The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to meditation. Shirodhara can be used as a stand-alone therapy but can also be performed as part of the Panchakarma cleansing process.
Shirodhara can be a stand alone treatment or part of Panchakarma cleansing
Shirodhara is a great treatment for a compromised nervous system. Shirodhara may help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue and hypertension. May patients report that it relieves tensions, worry, fear, and headache as well as emotions associated with depression. Shirodhara may also assist with the following conditions:
Shirodhara reduces excess vata dosha, which is the primary dosha (energies believed to circulate in the body and govern physiological activity) out of balance in PTSD sufferers. According to Alakananda Ma of the Alandi Ayurveda Gurukulam, shirodhara performed with the appropriate Oil containing nervine herbs will deeply soothe the nervous system and help ease the symptoms of PTSD.
Shirodhara is traditionally known for it’s ability to assist with sleep problems. The treatment stimulates the pineal gland which produces melatonin, the regulator of the wake-sleep cycle. It calms an unquiet mind and induces rest. If your insomnia stems from working the night shift and your wake-sleep cycle is out of sync with the natural rhythms of the day, shirodhara can assist in removing fatigue, restoring energy and re-establishing harmony in the doshas.
If you’re a frequent flyer and your daily sleep rhythm is often out of sync and you suffer from jet lag, Shirodhara can help reset your daily pattern of waking and sleeping as well as remove built up fatigue.
Shirodhara is also a great treatment for the healthy individual looking to maintain health and enhance wellbeing, clarity, calm and immunity. Shirodhara promotes deep relaxation, may relieve 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.
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