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Shirodhara – Mind calming treatment

At Ayurveda Sydney based Ayurveda bliss Holistic Centre we provide Shirodhara therapy known as mind relaxing,balancing therapy.

Shirodhara is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves pouring a continuous stream of herbs infused warm oil or other liquids like buttermilk, milk or herbs infused liquid onto the forehead, specifically targeting the area between the eyebrows, known as the “third eye” or Anjana chakra. Experiencing Shirodhara for the first time can be a truly transformative journey, offering a deeply rejuvenating and profoundly relaxing experience for both the body and mind. Here’s what you can expect in a positive and uplifting way-

1. Preparation:

  • Starts with quick consultation whether person can have Shirodhara or not . Any history of injuries , scars on head etc detail history needs to take before therapy.
  • Selection of liquid as per person. Set up a comfortable and peaceful environment for the treatment.

2. Positioning:

  • The recipient lie down on their back with their head comfortably supported by the table or cushion. Their neck should be slightly extended to allow the oil to flow smoothly.

3. Oil Selection/liquid selection/herbs selection/temperature of liquid

  • Our practioner will choose an appropriate oil/liquid/ temp for Shirodhara based on the recipient’s dosha (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha) and any specific health concerns.

4. Procedure:

  • By filling the Shirodhara pot with the warmed oil / herbs infused liquid, leaving enough space at the top to allow for the flow of oil /herbs.
  • Position of the pot above the recipient’s forehead at a height of about 6-8 inches (15-20 cm). .

5. Initiating the Flow:

  • Begin pouring the warm oil/herbs infused liquid in a continuous and rhythmic stream onto the center of the recipient’s forehead, just above the eyebrows.
  • Maintain a steady flow of oil throughout the treatment, adjusting the speed and pressure as needed to ensure a comfortable experience for the recipient.

6. Duration:

  • The duration of Shirodhara can vary depending on individual preferences and therapeutic goals allowing ample time for relaxation and absorption of the oil’s benefits.

7. Closing the Treatment:

  • After the desired duration, gradually reduce the flow of oil and bringing the treatment to a gentle conclusion.
  • End up with gentle head massage .
  • Recipient can rest for a few minutes before slowly sitting up.

8. Post-Treatment Care:

  • After Shirodhara, encouraging the recipient to rest and relax for some time to fully absorb the benefits of the treatment.
  • Provide gentle cleansing of the oil from the forehead and hair, if desired, using a warm, damp cloth or towel.

Shirodhara should ideally be performed by a trained Ayurvedic practitioner to ensure safety and effectiveness. It’s important to consider any contraindications or precautions before administering the treatment, especially for individuals with certain medical conditions or sensitivities.

Shirodhara, a signature therapy in Ayurveda, offers a plethora of support for both physical and mental well-being.

  1. Stress balancing: Shirodhara induces deep relaxation by calming the nervous system, reducing stress, anxiety and mental fatigue.
  2. Improved Sleep Quality: The soothing effects of Shirodhara can promote better sleep by calming the mind and helping in Insomina.
  3. Mental Clarity and Concentration: Shirodhara helps in mental clarity, concentration, and focus by reducing mental chatter and promoting a sense of inner peace.
  4. Dosha Balancing: It helps balance the doshas, particularly Vata dosha, which governs the nervous system, thereby promoting overall health and well-being.
  5. Headache and Migraine support: Shirodhara helps in headaches and migraines by reducing tension in the head and calming the nervous system.
  6. Nourishment for Scalp and Hair: The warm oil used in Shirodhara nourishes the scalp, moisturises the hair, reduces dryness, and promotes healthy hair growth.
  7. Detoxification: Shirodhara aids in detoxification by opening up the pores, promoting the removal of toxins from the skin, and supporting overall detoxification processes in the body.
  8. Anti-aging Effects: Regular Shirodhara treatments can have anti-aging effects by hydrating the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and promoting a youthful glow.
  9. Balanced Emotions: Shirodhara helps balance emotions by calming the mind, reducing stress, and promoting emotional stability.
  10. Enhanced Circulation: The continuous flow of warm oil improves blood circulation in the head and neck region, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and promoting overall health.
  11. Relief from Eye Strain: Shirodhara help in tired eyes and promote eye health by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and reducing tension in the forehead.
  12. Spiritual Connection: Some individuals experience a deep sense of spiritual connection or inner awakening during Shirodhara, as it helps quiet the mind and facilitate introspection. Shirodhara is a deeply rejuvenating and therapeutic Ayurvedic therapy that offers a wide range of physical, mental and emotional benefits. Whether used for relaxation, stress relief, or overall well-being, it’s a cherished practice with profound effects on the body and mind.

Take a step towards wellness Indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with our Shirodhara therapy at Ayurveda Bliss Holsitic Centre at Ayurveda Hornsby in Ayurveda Sydney. Let the stress of daily life melt away as you embark on a journey of rejuvenation for your body, mind and soul.

Contact Us for Quotes

Starting from just $90, our pricing varies based on the duration of services. We are here to answer any questions you may have and provide a detailed quote tailored to your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday -Sunday) with appointments