Ayurveda translates to the ‘Science of Life’ and is one of the world’s oldest medical systems which originated in ancient India. Ayurveda follows a Mind, Body, Spirit approach and follows prevention rather than a cure to ill health.
Ayurveda, similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine believes in the 5 element theory of Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth with disease being the end result of living out of harmony with ourselves.
Ayurvedic treatments utilise many therapies such as Yoga (exercise), Meditation, Diet and Herbs amongst others. Shirodhara falls under the umbrella of Panchakarma and is a detoxification treatment to remove ‘ama’ (certain toxins) from one’s constitution (dosha).
Shirodhara as an Ayurvedic treatment helps to induce a profound state of relaxation through the application of warmed oil in a rhythemic flow over the forehead and specifically to certain points (marma points) on the forehead.
Shirodhara may help pacify the following:
- Sleep Disorders by activating the Pituitary and Pineal glands
- Calms the Central Nervous System
- Respiratory conditions
- Imbalances of the ear
- Skin conditions
- Nourishes the hair and scalp
Included in the Shirodhara treatment is your choice of either an Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage which also focuses on reducing ama (certain toxins) or an Indian Head Massage, both of which serve as a fantastic complement to Shirodhara. This treatment is suitable for both men and women.
Kindly note that as this is an Ayurvedic treatment, the oils used in Shirodhara are specific to Ayurveda and Ayurvedic specific constitutions (Dosha’s). Therefore special pre-blended Ayurvedic oils are used in Shirodhara treatments to pacify the toxins which vary by constitution. This is unlike the oils used in Aromatherapy treatments which is blended during each treatment, on site.
Due to the quantity of oil used in Shirodhara which also has the added the benefit of deeply nourishing the hair and scalp, please bring a hairband or cap for use after the treatment. Shirodhara is suitable for men and women.
Please arrive for a prompt start. In the event of a late arrival, the minutes unfortunately will be deducted from your treatment time.
Please provide 48 hours notice in advance of a cancellation otherwise a 50% fee remains payable.