Shirodhara- Ayurvedic Treatment

Shirodhara- Ayurvedic Treatment

Modern lifestyles lead to poor health in many ways. However, the use of simple and natural methods can significantly improve health and vitality. Purification therapy is a unique feature of Ayurveda involving the complete cleansing of body and thereby eliminating vitiated doshas. The technique effectively treats doshic balances in their advanced stages. Vitiated doshas causing blocked channels in a system, which needs purification, approach. Shirodhara is one of the great purification and rejuvenating therapy.

In Sanskrit language Shirodhara is composed of two words shiro + dhara, shiro means head and dhara means flow. In ayurveda the warm oil flow on head is known as Shirodhara.

It's a very simple and relaxing therapy, warm oil is poured on the forehead. It's a divine and relaxing method - a great rejuvenating therapy that gives a healthy glow, radiates from skin. This therapy is meant for 'Shodhana'- the eradication of the basic cause of the disease. 'Shodhana' or purification therapy is not only meant for elimination of disease-causing toxins but also to replenish the tissues with nourishment. Rejuvenate literally means 'to make young again'.

In Ayurveda, rejuvenating therapy is the golden way to attain longevity, as it is aimed at the preservation of health. Ayurveda says that rasayana or rejuvenating therapy optimises the circulation of nutrients to both body and mind. Shirodhara eradicates the root cause of the disease and a rejuvenating therapy as well.

Process: Our concept of shirodhara includes Body Massage, head massage and oil pouring on forhead. (90 minutes)


  • Shirodhara is meant for eliminating diseases of head and Vata disorders affecting neck, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system;
  • It helps to overcome stress and its ill effects on nervous system;
  • It helps to relieve insomnia, stress, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, hair problems; and gives mental relaxation;
  • Shirodhara is curative as well as rejuvenating process as it eliminates lots of diseases and improves vitality;

    Three steps of shirodhara are:
  • Patient/client is advised to sit on the massage table and the medicated herbal oil is poured through hair;
  • Whole body is massaged with warm oil;
  • Then the client is advised to lay down on the massage table in supine position (face upwards). Oil is released from the bowl onto the forehead.

    Ideally for a severe illness, the treatment lasts for 14 or 21 days depending on severity the problem. For relaxation purposes it can be used occasionally or weekly. The Ayurvedic physician determines the number of days of treatment for different problems.

    With weekly sessions, you will find relief from stress and strain from daily life. To achieve the maximum benefits from the therapy, it is advisable to follow Ayurvedic lifestyle. An Ayurvedic physician decides appropriate foods, exercise, yoga and herbal preparation to optimise the benefits.

    Oils: It is recommended to use medicated oil with Sesame oil for shirodhara for long lasting benefits.

    To make a booking contact our Ayur Centre in Lane Cove or North Sydney on +612 8297 4844 or visit: ( Booking is essential)

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