Feeling stressed and looking forward to relaxation ? Shirodhara is one of the best bets!
Shirodhara is a unique body therapy, originating in Ayurveda, the ancient natural medical system. It has a profound impact on the nervous system. This magical ayurvedic treatment is extremely relaxing and has a soothing effect on mind and nerves.
The Shirodhara treatment is rejuvenating for various reasons, one of them being that most practitioners use warm sesame oil or a blend of herbs mixed with coconut oil, water of buttermilk. There are several health benefits associated with this treatment. It helps address depression, headache, sinusitis, anxiety, allergic rhinitis, premature hair graying, hearing impairment, insomnia, Meniere’s disease, skin problems including psoriasis, tinnitus and neurological disorders. In addition to this, it is also popular for the classic relaxtion it offers.
Shirodhara plays a crucial role in addressing following disorders-
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Shirodhara reduces excess vata dosha (dosha: a mind-body type in Ayurveda) which is the primary doshas whose imbalance causes PTSD. According to the ayurvedic practioners, shirodhara done with appropriate oils containing nervine herbs that deeply soothe the nervous system, helps ease the symptoms of PTSD.
Insomnia and Shift-Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)
This age-old ayurvedic treatment is traditionally known for its ability to assist with sleep problems. Several studies have proved that the treatment is very effective and can cure sleep disorders if coupled with herbal support. Shirodhara with milk has also proven effective in treating insomnia. The process stimulates the pineal gland which produces melatonin, the regulator of the wake-sleep cycle. It calms an unquiet mind and induces rest. If your insomnia stems from working the night shift and your wake-sleep cycle is out of sync with the natural rhythms of the sun shirodhara can assist in removing fatigue, restoring energy and re-establishing harmony in the doshas or constitution.
If you’re a frequent flyer and your daily sleep rhythm is often out of sync and you suffer jet lag, shirodhara can help reset your daily pattern of waking and sleeping as well as remove built up fatigue. Travel with vata oil or Bhringaraj oil and apply to the head before bed or invest in a portable shirodhara unit.
Shirodhara is one of the most effective methods to lower blood pressure. Shirodhara is also a great treatment for a healthy individual looking to maintain health and enhance well-being, clarity, and immunity. Shirodhara promotes deep relaxation, relieves fatigue and renews and reinvigorates the body and mind.
It also balances one’s energy level. If you are in need of rest and relaxation, the process will provide you that. If you are well rested the process will enhance your clarity and perception.
Shirodhara increases immunity by relieving stress and balancing the Ayurveda mind-body types or doshas so that your constitution remains strong.
Shirodhara also helps one acquire a youthful skin by naturally relaxing and rejuvenating the face and softening worry lines.
Due to its several benefits, shirodhara treatment is fast becoming the most talked about and requested ayurvedic treatment offered by leading health spas and alternative medicine centers.