Shirodhara: Shiro (Shira) pertains to head and Dhara means to flow. Shirodhara has been used in Indian culture for over 5000 years.
Shirodhara is a technique of pouring liquids over the head to promote deep relaxation, relieving fatigue, renewing and reinvigorating the body and mind by inducing relaxation through peripheral nerves to the brain. In fact there is not another therapy in the western alternative medicine world that has a similar impact on the nervous system, apart from an established meditation practice.
Shirodhara reduces stress by inducing relaxation through stimulating secretion of serotonin in the brain. Shirodhara produces sensations on the head, which pass through the superficial nerves to the brain and brings calmness and relaxation. This calmness and relaxation reduces mental stress and helps to fight depression.
Shirodhara is beneficial for:
Headache Cluster Headaches
Cerebral Palsy Hemiplegia
Insomnia Memory Loss
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Ménière’s disease or Tinnitus (Ringing sensation in the ears)