Shirodhara, also known as ‘the thread of bliss’, is a luxurious and much sought after Ayurvedic treatment which brings about a profound state of relaxation. It consists of warm, herbalized oil poured in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘ajna marma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The warm herbal oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system, which helps the mind to slow down and promotes a state of deep relaxation similar to meditation….Pure Bliss!
According to Ayurveda Shirodhara is beneficial for Vata and Pitta dosha. When out of balance, Vata dosha exhibits as fear, insecurity, worry, racing thoughts. Out of balance Pitta dosha exhibits as anger, irritability, frustration, judgmental, and hyper focused. Shirodhara can help bring these doshas back into balance.e
Shirodhara facilitates the release of serotonin and decreases adrenalin, which in turn helps to release mental tensions and increases a deep state of relaxation.
Most importantly, Shirodhara can help synchronize aplpha brain waves, enhance blood circulation to the brain, and improve mental clarity and help to release deeply trapped toxins.
Additional benefits of Shirodhara include:
- Mental and emotional balance
- Relieve Insomnia
- Improve hormonal imbalances
- Relieve disorders of the nervous system
- Alleviate adrenal Fatigue
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Reduce fear
- Alleviate headaches
- Reduce depression
- Alleviate jet lag
- Reduce hypertension
Wash your hair like this
The easiest way to remove the oil from your hair is to add the shampoo to your hair before adding water. The shampoo will grab hold of the oil so it can be easily rinsed out.
Avoid Caffeine For A Few Days
Caffeine creates disharmony in the body. It deranges all of the doshas and will have an immediate negative effect on your nervous system. If you are in need of a pick-me-up try juice or a piece of fresh fruit.
Enjoy Some Kitchari
Kitchari is a light and delicious stew that is highly nutritious and also easy to digest. Enjoying kitchari post-shirodhara will assist in the cleansing process and help maintain the balance of the doshas.
For a delicious Kitchari recipe by one my clients and Ayurvedic chef, ‘Cooking with Om’, click here.
30-40 minutes = $120 (NOTE: Shirodhara is an add on service to either a 60 or 90 minute Abhyanga treatment; the total cost will either be $240 or $280 depending on the length of time of the abhyanga treatment chosen).
Purchase a package of 3 for $ 300 (the cost does not include the abhyanga treatments which are a separate cost. Treatments must be used within 3 months from purchase date)