Shirodhara is a 90-minute therapy session, known to support the hormonal and nervous system. It aids to clear our senses, soothe anxiety, depression, and fatigue, activate our own innate self-healing process, decrease overall stress, and enhance immunity, pleasure, and relaxation.
It begins with a warm oil scalp and foot massage. The warm oil is then gently and continuously poured through a copper vessel over the Ajna Marma (the forehead), creating a soothing effect over the mind and body as you experience a meditative state. After 20-40 minutes of pouring, you rest with a warm towel over the top of your head. Upon rising you are given warm tea and asked to sit and relax as you reintegrate back and prepare yourself to go shower. A shower is recommended right after this therapy to remove all excess oil and protect the head from accumulating any cold or congestion. Planning the rest of the day to rest is highly recommended to extend the benefits of the therapy.
In order to maximize healing, we recommend a 3-session series. See our packages for more information.
Shirodhara - the pouring of medicated oil, buttermilk, milk, or water on the forehead and through the scalp - can help with: Insomnia High levels of stress and anxiety Postpartum care Regulation of hormones Hair growth Cleansing and rejuvenation programs Recovery and rehabilitation
Please note: Appointments are scheduled for the morning only. This therapy needs to be approved by our wellness practitioner, Cecilia Fernandez. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to check-in and make sure this is an appropriate therapy for you. If this therapy has been recommended by your ayurvedic practitioner or doctor, please include that in the notes of the booking, and include their contact information to make sure we are in alignment with their recommendation.
Pregnancy, Menstrual Cycle, Fever, Cold and Congestion, Headaches.
East Bay Ayurveda 3275 Peralta St, Suite 129, Oakland, California 94608 +1 510-734-6340