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ORIGINS: Combing the process of Shirodhara and Abhyanga to maximize benefits needed as per individual cases.
GOALS: This massage improves circulation to the head, relaxes the muscles and nerve fibers, relieving tension and fatigue. Massaging the head increases the oxygen supply to the brain, improving the circulation of the spinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. It also increases the release of hormones by stimulating the pituitary and pineal glands, necessary for the growth of the brain and relaxation of the body.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Session begins with a head and/or upper body massage and rubbing of the forehead in preparation for oil treatment. Average time for oil stream will vary from 5-15 minutes depending the individual case, followed by 10 minutes of solo rest time. You will be provided a warm therapeutic ayurvedic tea upon completion of your massage. Please allow some time to enjoy it.* note that the oil will seep and stream though your hair or scalp during the treatment.
HOW TO PREPARE: Do not eat heavy food at least 1 hour prior to your appointment. Do not consume any drugs or alcohol.
POST TREATMENT CARE: Prepare for a relaxing day or nothing to strenuous if possible and stay hydrated.
Shiro Abhyanga is a stress relieving therapy which aims at multiple parts of body namely- head, neck, shoulders and upper back. A mild stream of warm oil is slowly poured on the forehead and head which helps in synchronizing the brain waves which is accompanied by a mild head massage.
Duration: 45 minutes
*naturopath insurance receipts available