SHIRODHARA

Approx 1.5 HR
$125

The shirodhara is one of the most well-known and powerful treatments in Ayurveda, the holistic system of traditional medicine that developed in India over 5,000 years ago. In ancient Sanskrit, shiro means head, and dhara means flow. Hence, shirodhara is a continuous stream of warm oil that is gently poured over the forehead (specifically, the area between the brows known as the “third eye”).  The Ayruvedic practitioner will select an herb-infused organic oil specific to each guest’s mind-body constitution. This nurturing treatment helps relieve many physical and emotional health issues, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and stress.

When our mind is chronically preoccupied and overstimulated, we have difficulty slowing down and handling stress because our thoughts and worries send our body into a state of “fight or flight” that compromises our circulation, increases our heart rate and blood pressure, and creates other long-term health issues. During a shirodhara, as warm oil is streamed over the forehead, the nervous system becomes deeply stilled, as the past impressions, repetitive thought patterns, and emotional toxins we’ve been holding onto slowly melt away.

BENEFITS:

  • helps us enter a state of quietude and call
  • enhances brain function and mood stability
  • headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Alleviates depression, anxiety, and worry
  • Slows down or halts the progression of Parkinson Disease