The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Involves 2 litres of specifically formulated liquid being poured over the forehead and ‘third eye’ in a constant, gentle stream. This has a profoundly balancing effect on the brain while stimulating the nervous system. Liquids used include medicated herbal oil, herbal milk and buttermilk. Very calming for the mind, induces to a meditative state. Includes foot massage and shoulder, neck and head massage.
Even it is suitable for everyone, have a chat with the therapist before booking. She might recommend having a prior Abhyanga massage for your own comfort during Shirodhara. People who will especially benefit from it are those who suffer with:
- Feelings of being lost
- Difficulties sleeping