SHIRODHARA OIL FLOW
The Shirodhara treatment is fast becoming the most talked-about and
most-requested Ayurvedic treatment. It lowers your metabolism like sleep or
meditation and really soothes your mind before for a massage, putting you in the
right mood. The word "shiro" means head and the word
"dhara" means flow. This beautiful, deeply relaxing treatment involves pouring
a continuous stream of warmed herbal oil over the forehead allowing the oil to run through the scalp
and into the hair. (Head bands are available if you prefer not to oil your
Shirodhara helps combat fatigue, mental
exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, some mental disorders, headache, excessive
thinking, nervousness, and many other stress related conditions commonly
affecting persons in today’s active lifestyle. With repeated treatments, it
often adds hair strengthening, shine and growth to its list of benefits. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is considered an important tool in the pursuit of higher states of consciousness,
as the oil falls on the third eye, the seat of knowledge and wisdom, intuition and psychic insight.
Shirodhara works primarily on the mental
sheath or "manomaya kosha" as it is referred to in Ayurveda. It is here that the
mind holds on to past impressions that create imbalanced desires and habitual
patterns of behavior. These impressions are held captive in the limbic system of
the emotional cortex of the brain.
Herbalized sesame oil is the traditional
oil used for Shirodhara. Other oils or liquids, such as coconut oil, olive oil,
milk, buttermilk, neelibringadi oil (for hair and scalp treatments), Argan oil, and water can be used here at al Covo too. We can choose the
appropriate oil based on your prakruti (ayurvedic constitution), season and
Shirodhara is often added to an Indian Head Massage or Ayurvedic Full Body Massage, for
example for 20 mins at the beginning. It is also an excellent treatment
on its own, for example for 30-60 minutes. Read my
blogs for more of my personal knowledge and experience.
I used this as part of an Ayurvedic programme of nutrition, massage and detoxification and lost my insomnia and headaches by
the third week of the programme. Sarah
Relax and enjoy
Shirodhara in Southampton.
Ring or email
Steve now on 02380639913 or 07968065885 and book.
Suggested treatment times:
Shirodhara OIl Flow
*Session time includes consultation, treatment, aftercare and any use of shower/washroom.
Please note an extra (free) 20 minutes may be required for your first treatment's consultation.
20 minute treatments are available as an add-on to other treatments such as
**Gemstones can be added at no extra cost. Please add extra if you would like other treatments to be jointly administered with Shirodhara.
Membership and Course Purchases reduce the
Speak to your private health insurance or employer as they may provide you with
subsidies or full payment for your treatments.