Shirodhara

Posted on February 11, 2013

$75  •  60 min

$100  •  90 min

 

The Shirodhara technique soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind. A total feeling of wellness, mental clarity and comprehension is experienced in this process. It has been used in India for centuries to treat a wide range of conditions. In Ayurvedic medicine Shirodhara is a meditative treatment designed to relax the body and open the third eye. Shirodhara means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shiro). While laying on a treatment table a traditional copper Shirodhara vessel with a small hole at the bottom is hung above the head so that the wick hanging from the vessel is about two inches above the forehead. The special warm medicinal oil that is poured into the vessel is made to flow in a continuous stream through the wick on to the third eye on the forehead.  The oil is collected, re-circulated and the process continues for the duration of the treatment  On completion of the flow of oil a rest period is given to  absorb the full benefits of this healing third eye massage before a relaxing scalp and face massage are given.