Shirodhara can help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue and hypertension. It relieves tension, worry, fear and headache as well as depression. It regulates mood and gives feelings of pleasure and relaxation. The word Shirodhara originates from two Sanskrit words, 'Shiro' which means head and 'Dhara' which means to flow. It is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that involves continuous flow of warm oil over the forehead from a specific height. It’s often combined with a body, scalp, or head massage. Since Shirodhara works on the nervous system, it relieves anxiety, stress, fear, worry, hypertension, fatigue and depression. It calms the nervous system and gives feeling of calmness and relaxation.
If you’re looking for a way to relax or are interested in trying out Ayurvedic medicine, Shirodhara is a great, low-risk option to consider. Just be sure to work with an experienced practitioner to avoid any mishaps.