Shirodhara – the calming indulgence

Feb 20 2021

Getting an ayurvedic body massage with herbal oils can be beneficial for both body and mind. Do you know there are various types of healing rituals practiced within Ayurveda? Each of these can be aimed at healing a particular condition. One such practice is Shirodhara.  

Shirodhara is coined from two Sanskrit words – ‘Shiro‘ and ‘Dhara‘, which literally translates to ‘head flow’. This ancient ayurvedic healing ritual has been a part of traditional Indian medicine for millennia. Shirodhara involves systematically pouring liquid on to your forehead. Various types of solutions are used like herbal oil, milk, water and sometimes even buttermilk. Shirodhara is usually accompanied by a body or head massage. 

The choice of liquid used is based on what condition Shirodhara is addressing. Some of the oils used are clarified ghee, coconut oil, sesame oil, ksheerabala oil and these oils are often infused with the right combination of herbs. 

Shirodhara is known to have calming, healing effects on the body and mind. It is particularly beneficial for people with disturbed sleep, insomnia, anxiety or work in a highly stressful environment. 

To understand the best way Shirodhara or any ayurvedic healing ritual can help you, talk to a trained ayurvedic practitioner today. Shirodhara is an authentic way to feel relaxed and reduce stress. However, administering the procedure under the care of an experienced practitioner is critical. 

To find out which is the best Ayurvedic treatment that would help you alleviate your pain, stress and help you heal, schedule an appointment with the Healers’ Clinic today. We invite you to have an open discussion to understand what your body might need and get a personalised plan.

‘Safe, effective and natural integrated solutions for all’ is the vision that guides us on our journey to your wellness.

Our team of healers are trained in their respective fields. They believe in and respect their experiences with other medical traditions and integrate that knowledge into a treatment best suited to you. You can reach us here  +971 4 38 55677


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Shirodhara – the calming indulgence