Shir means head and Dhara means to pour. So, Shirodhara means a purifying and detoxification technique used to manage physical and mental exertion and fatigue. It rejuvenates the mind and body to sharpen the senses and stimulates brain cells to aid in memory. This treatment induces a deeply relaxing and blissful state of consciousness which can help relieve pain, eliminate anxiety and fear.
In this therapy, warm oil is poured in a continuous stream over the third eye point also known as the seat of the master pituitary gland where nerves are highly concentrated. This gentle pressure of oil creates vibration and these vibrations help in balancing the gland’s secretions. It synchronizes brain waves and coordinating and calms the body, mind and spirit. Content used for Shirodhara maybe oil, ghee, decoction, milk, buttermilk, almond oil or coconut water.
We know that head is the control center of our body and home to the pituitary gland, the captain of all endocrine glands and when activated and balanced properly, the pituitary gland allows for excellent sleep and stable hormones.
- Relieves the stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression
- Prevents migraine/headache
- Improves eyesight, alopecia/ baldness
- Improves IQ level
- Improves energy