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Shirodhara Treatment

shirodhara treatment at Ayurhitam

What is Shirodhara Ayurvedic Treatment?

Our head controls the working of all the organs, so having a relaxing head is essential for a healthy and balanced life. We know that most imbalances appear due to a disturbed mind and senses. 

Shirodhara is a therapeutic ayurvedic massage technique that induces relaxation and an improved sleep cycle. Shiro means “head,” and dhara means “flow.” This ayurvedic head massage technique has a ton of physical and mental benefits. 

A unique decoction of herbal and medicated oils is poured on the forehead while the person lies on the massage table(droni). The soothing sensation directly touches the hypothalamus via the peripheral nerves, which are responsible for releasing hormones that regulate the physical and mental stimuli, leading to an active body.  

Shirodhara treatment regulates such hormones and induces a relaxed and balanced lifestyle. When poured on the forehead, warm medicated oils increase blood circulation to the blood vessels and improve oxygen flow to the head. 

Every individual suffers from extreme stress and pressure in their current stressful life. Lifestyle changes help reduce these stress levels, but a relaxing and soothing ayurvedic head massage can help overcome anxiety. Serotonin regulates bodily functions responsible for mood, sleep, hunger, bone health, blood clotting, etc. Extreme high serotonin levels can lead to fatigue, restlessness, etc. Shirodhara can help manage these intense serotonin levels, which provides a soothing and relaxing experience, reducing stress. 


The Approach towards Shirodhara Treatment

Shirodhara treatment at Ayurhitam begins with the use of professional equipment called Shirobliss. Our ayurvedic practitioner begins by preparing a unique concoction of warm oils infused herbs that are known to support and relax the mind and body. Herbs like ashwagandha, Brahmi, bhringaraj, and many more are combined in the concoction of oils to provide a relaxing and calming experience to the nervous system.


Shirobliss Equipment for Shirodhara At Ayurhitam.


Ayurvedic practitioners at Ayurhitam assess your health and determine whether Shirodhara is appropriate for you. We also ask questions to determine the underlying disorder using Ayurvedic parameters and choose an oil that would be best for you. Doing so gives you a well-thought-out and effective treatment, rather than just a generic spa-like experience.


Shirodhara treatment is to be avoided if the nervous system is stimulated by the excessive use of caffeine or alcohol. This is because the excessive stimulation of these can irritate the nervous system for a longer period of time. 

This treatment is exclusively designed to revamp the body’s natural healing mechanisms. When done with complete care and precise intention, it brings the body to its natural bliss state and allowing to find inner peace. 


The Benefits of Shirodhara Treatment:

Ayurhitam’s Stress-Buster-Shirodhara 

With the present fast-growing lifestyle, Stress is one of the most common things that come along with this lifestyle. 

Thankfully, Shirodhara Treatment at Ayurhitam efficaciously alleviates stress in both physical and mental forms. The warm oil when poured over the forehead gently calms the nervous system and facilitates relaxation.  

Shirodhara Treatment at Ayurhitam Awakens the third-eye:

With reference to the ancient Ayurvedic manuscripts and learnings, the point between the eyebrows is the third eye. This third eye signifies the state of wisdom.

The rundown of warm oils from the Shirobliss equipment brings mental clarity and helps to overcome unresolved emotional experiences. 

Shirodhara for Better Sleep: 

The unquestionable arrival of stress in this fast-paced life also brings another issue called insomnia or sleeplessness or sleep deprivation. 

The extreme level of lethargy and exhaustion can bring an imbalance in emotional and physical well-being. 

Shirodhara treatment at Ayurhitam acts as a stress-buster by reducing the cortisol hormone resulting in improved sleep quality. 

Shirodhara Treatment for Anxiety: 

the infusion of herbal oils followed by a relaxing head massage by our massage therapist helps to improve regular brain functionality and concentration by clearing out the toxins from the body. 

The balance of Pitta and Vata doshas helps in regulating serotonin levels which additionally helps in reducing anxiety.


Shirodhara treatment is unsuitable for pregnant women, people with skin issues on the forehead, allergy to any kind of oil or herbs, neck or spinal injury, fever, chills, nausea, vertigo, or any kind of acute illness. Ayurvedic practitioners at Ayurhitam undergo a detailed discussion before starting the treatment. 

The Post-Treatment Care:

After the Shirodhara Treatment, the head is covered with a towel to keep receiving the benefits of the herbal concoction. 

It is advised to avoid the use of electronics for at least 3 hours post-treatment to embrace the peaceful sense. 

The oil can be left on the head overnight or washed after a couple of hours as per choice.

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