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Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy that involves gently pouring medicated oil over the forehead for a period of time. The soothing sensation of poured liquids work though the central nervous system located on the forehead.
ORIGINS: Shirodhara can be used as one of the steps involved in Panchakarma.The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
GOALS: Shirodhara purifies the mind, alleviates anxiety, reduces headaches, and expands awareness. It is very useful in stress reduction and treating symptoms associated with depression, anxiety and mental fatigue and psychosomatic diseases. The peripheral nerves of on the forehead absorb the medicated oil and sends soothing energies to the brain and nervous system.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Session begins with a head massage and rubbing of the forehead in preparation for oil treatment. Average time for oil stream will vary from 20-40 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 too strenuous if possible and stay hydrated.
Duration: 60 minutes
*naturopath insurance receipts available