Shirodhara is considered a therapeutic and rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatment for stabilizing the state of mind and body, bringing them into harmony, Shirodhara works on a physical, mental and emotional level.
A warm soothing and continuous flow of medicated oil is poured over the 3rd eye area for 30 minutes giving one the feeling of being in a deep state of relaxation, a meditative state of complete peace.
The use of the warm medicated oil and the area it is poured has a direct calming effect on the nervous system helping to restore its balance.
After the flow of oil a head massage is given and specific marma points are worked to help further balance the senses.
- Stress, anxiety and worry
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Pre and post-menopausal issues
- Shoulder and neck problems
- Nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s
- Anger and frustration
- Suppressed emotions
- Migraines and headaches
- Mental exhaustion
- Loss of memory
Depends on the individual, consecutive treatments are recommended for those wanting relief from insomnia, depression, stress etc… followed by a regular maintenance program. For general relaxation and for less chronic conditions then either weekly to monthly is recommended.
After treatment care
- Leave some time after your treatment to rest
- Follow therapist home recommendations
- Leave the oil on for at least 1 hour before you shower
- Eat a light meal after your treatment
- Drink plenty of warm water or herbal tea
- Try to avoid stimulants that may not support the desired effect of your treatment
This treatment involves the use of oil, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting oil on until you can shower.
” I wish to extend my gratitude to you Scott for your support knowledge and assistance in re-calibrating my energy. When I arrived I felt lost depleted and drained. After an extremely challenging 2 years of chronic chest infections, countless hospital and outpatient IV antibiotics. My system felt a constant struggle for life on a daily basis, plus I carried a deep loss of my sons sudden death on top. Scott planned a week of treatments commencing with an Ayurvedic Consultation, a diet which now supports and assist my digestive system like nothing I have tried before. I feel an enormous relief, ease when eating now and the recipes provided are of great help. My week was a daily ritual of nurture, care and repair. Yoga therapy sessions, massage, Shirodhara and Chakra Massage which released emotion stress and pain particularly in my thoracic area. Scott your calmness, empathy and focus felt strong and sure like a cradle in which I could feel safe to let go and heal. Through my work and who I am as a person I give out a lot and struggle to receive. This week has rebooted me thank you. I hope and look forward to attending your Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in May 2014″ – Jacqueline Psychotherapist, Melbourne