As mentioned in Healing Touch of Ayurveda Massages, since the very beginning, Ayurveda has been surprising modern medicine with it’s sacred and harmonious treatments that paved way to curing all illnesses known to man and maintaining general well being. Shirodhara is one such treatment from Ayurveda, which is regarded as one of the most purifying and rejuvenating treatments.
The term Shirodhara is derived from 2 Sanskrit words, “Shiro” which means Head and “Dhara” which means Pouring or Streaming of Something. Combined, it refers to the Ayurveda massage treatment that uses dripping or pouring of warm oils on the forehead, from a specific height, for a specific time in a continuous stream. This allows the oil to run through the scalp and into the hair, offering a deep sense of calmness.
How Does Shirodhara Work?
The Rejuvenating Shirodhara at Nayana Spa, Ajman is specially designed in such a way that it not only eliminates the harmful AMA toxins from the body, but also relieves stress, get rid of mental exhaustion, and treats a handful of other disorders.
Our therapist starts your treatment with a gentle head massage. Then you are made to lie down facing upwards and the Dhara is started. The infusion of oils or other liquids when poured onto the head and scalp produces a soothing and calming sensation on the muscles of the head, which in turn passes via the superficial peripheral nerves of the forehead to the brain. By soothing the hypothalamus, it regulates the activity of the pituitary gland and treats conditions like insomnia by inducing sleep. Shirodhara also stimulates the various vital points all around the head and improves blood circulation. The warm herbal oils used for this process cause vasodilatation of all the blood vessels and thus improves the blood circulation in the brain.
The massage brings down the elevated serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness. Shirodhara also reduces the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline and thus relaxes the mind and thereby helps in relieving stress and tension. It also helps in alleviating different types of psychosomatic ailments like stress, tension, depression, anxiety.
What Are The Shirodhara Oil Ingredients?
The choice of oil for Shirodhara treatment depends upon the person’s condition (dosha). Commonly used fluids include various oils, coconut water, buttermilk, decoctions especially those containing licorice and milk processed with herbs and other herbal ingredients. Generally, 2-3 litres of these massage liquids are used for the 1-hour long session. In most cases, Ksheer bala tailam (a mixture of Bala herb paste, sesame oil, and cow’s milk) is used for Shirodhara. Other varieties include Chandanadi tailam, Karpasasthyadi tailam, Narayana tailam and Dhanwantharam tailam, etc.
As mentioned above Rejuvenating Shirodhara is heralded as one of the most purifying and rejuvenating Ayurveda Massage Treatment. If you’re feeling interested Book your massage by clicking here and also feel free to check the whole menu of Treatments at Nayana Spa, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street - Al Rashidiya 1, Ajman.M