Updated: Feb 7
Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment touted as one of the most rejuvenating and purifying treatments. Since ancient times, this miracle therapy has been used to bring a harmonious state of mind, soul, and body.
Due to its amazing benefits, Shirodhara has been used to treat different complications. But before we get down on the benefits of third eye drip, let us look at how it works.
How does Shirodhara Work?
Shirodhara involves pouring different warm herbal oil on the head and scalp to help relax the nervous system and soothe the soul and body. Before the procedure, your therapist will request you to lie in a supine position on a Shirodhara table. A pillow or towel is placed under your neck for proper support.
The choice of herbal oil to be used or infused depend on the goals you wish to achieve. Each blend requires proper quantification for optimal results. A light head massage is given throughout the process to help relax, and calm, your mind.
Now that you have an idea of how the procedure is done, let's have a look at its benefits.
Benefits of Shirodhara
Improves Sleep Quality
Most people experience occasional sleep loss. The fatigue and distress from a night of poor sleep can make you feel debilitated. Worse still, lack of sleep can affect your mental and emotional state.
When most people have challenges with sleep, they opt for over-the-counter sleep medication. However, each of these medications has side effects on the body, and if taken for long, they can cause other health issues.
Using alternative Ayuverdic treatments like Shirodhara can help improve the quality of sleep.
Studies have supported Shirodhara as an effective remedy for insomnia.
When the warm oil drips on the third eye, it activates Ajna marma (Ayurvedic energy point). In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the physical point is called yin tang, categorized under Acupuncture extraordinary points.
Activation of the third eye is known to relieve agitation and anxiety. Research has also shown that, after Shirodhara treatment, the body and mind reach a deep state of relaxation, which helps relieve anxiety.
Stress is part of everyday life. Whether it’s work, relationship, financial, or political, we are all under constant pressure. Research has shown that stress is one of the leading causes of mental disorders. If not addressed, it can lead to health complications.
Shirodhara has shown promising results in relieving stress levels. During the procedure, your body, soul, and mind escape into total tranquility. This helps reduce stress hormones. After therapy, you will feel more energized, focused, happier and relaxed.
Activating the third eye is known to awaken subtle realms. As the warm oil drips on this part, it triggers the mind to relax, helping you recharge your lost energies. This healing power helps you recover from past traumas, pain, and emotional triggers.
Relieve Headaches and Migraine
Oils used during Shirodhara have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This helps relax the muscles helping relieve the pain. Those who have stress-related headaches or chronic migraines can benefit from the healing power of Shirodhara massage.
The herb helps improve mood and calm the mind, while relaxing the throbbing blood vessels.
The massage performed during Shirodhara helps strengthen the eye muscles, and improve vision and clarity. People who wear glasses reported increased clarity after going through the procedure.
Prevents Hair Loss
Losing a few strands of hair daily is normal, but prolonged hair fall can lead to baldness, especially for men. The oils used during Shirodhara nourish and moisturize the skin and hair. Applying these oils directly to the scalp helps strengthen the hair shaft, scalp tissues, and hair follicles.
People with dry scalp, brittle hair, alopecia, dandruff, and hair loss can benefit greatly from Shirodhara massage.
Adding Shirodhara to your wellness routine can offer amazing benefits. Whether looking forward to addressing one or several ailments or relieving your body from daily stressors, Shirodhara is the only stand-alone treatment to help you achieve your wellness goals. Contour Day Spa of Plantation has licensed Shirodhara professionals to help you restore your inner beauty. Book an appointment with us today.