What is Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is an amazing, unique body therapy from the ancient natural medical system Ayurveda. Shirodhara has a profound impact on the nervous system. That means, the treatment directly and immediately calms, relaxes and has a cleansing effect on the mind and nerves.


Warm oil / kadha pours in a continuous stream over the forehead or ‘ajna marma’, an area where nerves are highly concentrated. The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system.

The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to meditation.

How does it work? 

In the procedure of Shirodhara, particular pressure and vibration are created over the forehead. The vibration is amplified by the hollow sinus present in the frontal bone. The vibration is then transmitted inwards through the fluid medium of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This vibration along with little temperature activates the functions of the thalamus and the basal forebrain which then brings the amount of serotonin and catecholamine to the normal stage inducing sleep.

Again, it is explained in modern textbooks of physiology that pressure has an effect on impulse conduction through tactile and thermal receptors. If prolonged pressure is applied to a nerve, impulse conduction is interrupted and part of the body may go to rest. In Dhara therapy, prolonged and continuous pressure due to pouring of the medicated liquid may cause tranquility of mind and induce natural sleep.

Indications :

Preparation for detoxification of the body.

Paralysis and other neurological disorders.

Hypertension, Diabetes

Stress and Anxiety

Hyper/ Hypo acidity 


Allergic Rhinitis


Prevents hair greying

The liquid is chosen and the flow of the ‘dhara’ is determined by pulse diagnosis by an Ayurvedacharya.

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