Shirodhara oil treatment originates from India and is based on the ancient principles of Ayurvedic medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. The term Shirodhara is derived from the two Sanskrit words: “shiro”, meaning head, and “dhara”, meaning to flow. It involves the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead, specifically on the “third eye.” This is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows and is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The oils flow over the scalp and through the hair, nourishes them and creating a blissful sensation.

Lying on your back, your head will be positioned under the oil “fountain” – a copper vessel with a slow-flowing spout from which the oils stream gently onto your forehead. The soothing and fragrant oils flow in a continuous stream for about 30 minutes. You’re quickly transported to a calm place! All your mental demons, like fear, anxiety, anger, or irritability, dissolve into an ocean of calm. Your mind is lulled into a state of serenity and some people even experience a state of expanded consciousness.

As the oil flows onto the third eye, it has a balancing effect on the deepest recesses of the brain, while stimulating the endocrine system’s pituitary and pineal glands. The procedure is also said to synchronize alpha brain waves, enhance blood circulation to the brain, improve mental clarity, and release deeply trapped toxins.

Once the oil flow is complete, you then receive gentle massage of your head and then relax for a few minutes to assimilate the experience.

Shirodhara is an effective and easy way to achieve instant calm and rejuvenation.