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SHIRODHARA (Taila Dhara)

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic massage technique that originated in India. This massage involves pouring a steady stream of warm oil or medicated decoctions on the forehead, which provides a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

What does Shridhara mean?

Shirodhara is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Shiro" meaning head, and "dhara" meaning flow. Thus, Shirodhara means "the flow on the head."

How it is done:

  • The person lies on their back while the therapist pours a steady stream of warm oil or medicated decoctions on their forehead, which flows over the scalp and into a vessel placed behind the head. 

  • The therapist may also massage the scalp or neck during the session. The oil or herbal decoction used in Shirodhara may vary depending on the person's individual needs.

Benefits:

  • Reduces fatigue and initiates a soothing effect on brain cells

  • Reducing stress and anxiety

  • Relieving headaches and migraines

  • Improving sleep quality

  • Calming the nervous system

  • Improving cognitive function

  • Enhancing hair growth and quality

  • Reducing inflammation in the body

  • Relieving sinus congestion

Duration: A typical Shirodhara session lasts between 30 to 45 minutes depending on the package.

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