Shirodhara treatment in Southampton, Hampshire with al Covo Shirodhara treatment in Southampton, Hampshire with al Covo Shirodhara treatment in Southampton, Hampshire with al Covo


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 hair).

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 condition.

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:


Session Time*


Shirodhara OIl Flow 20 mins £35
  40 mins £45
  60 mins £55

*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 Ayurvedic Massage.

**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 price. Speak to your private health insurance or employer as they may provide you with subsidies or full payment for your treatments.