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Shiro Abhyanga, also known as head massage, is an Ayurvedic massage technique that originated in India. This massage involves massaging the head, neck, and shoulders with warm oil or medicated decoctions to promote relaxation and overall wellness.

What does Shiro Abhyanga mean?

Shiro Abhyanga is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Shiro" meaning head, and "abhyanga" meaning massage. Thus, Shiro Abhyanga means "head massage."


How it is done:

The person sits on a chair or lies on their back while the therapist applies warm oil or medicated decoctions on their head, neck, and shoulders and massages them using various techniques. The therapist may also apply pressure on specific accupressure points on the head and neck. The oil or medicated decoction used in Shiro Abhyanga may vary depending on the person's individual needs.


  • Relieving stress and anxiety

  • Reducing headaches and migraines

  • Improving blood circulation

  • Stimulating the lymphatic system

  • Relaxing the muscles in the head, neck, and shoulders

  • Enhancing the quality of sleep

  • Improving concentration and mental clarity

  • Relieving sinus congestion

  • Reducing hair fall


A typical Shiro Abhyanga session lasts approx 30 minutes.

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