The Sanskrit word Shirodhara blends the words shiro and dhara. Shiro means head and Dhara, the flow of warm oil; Shirodhara is one of the most divine and relaxing therapies that Ayurveda has to offer.
Lying on your back, a soothing stream of warm, aromatic oil is gently poured back and forth across your forehead, creating a sensation of such profound, enjoyable and deep relaxation that you’ll lose all track of time. Many compare the effects of Shirodhara to transcendence; the meditator’s state of sheer bliss. This therapy is traditionally used to calm and restore the nerves, harmonize vata constitutions unbridle pent up emotions, and purify the mind. Shirodhara is profoundly relaxing and is known to have a salubrious effect on people suffering from insomnia, memory loss, hormonal imbalance, headaches, mental tension and certain skin diseases. Best experienced after a massage, Shirodhara is one of our most popular Ayurveda therapies. In addition to its health benefits, this great rejuvenating therapy gives a healthy glow to your face and body. For optimum results, a series of 3 Shirodharas or more is recommended.
Contraindications for Shirodhara
Other contraindications include brain tumor, recent neck injury, abrasions or cuts on the head, fever/chills, acute illness, nausea, vomiting, severe weakness, exhaustion, fainting or spontaneous sweating.
60 mins : $130 non members / $100 for members