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If you are looking for authentic Keraliya style Shirodhara treatment (third eye drip), near me in Melbourne, then Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic is the place. We choose the right blends of Ayurvedic oils for your shirodhara treatment. We always encourage to get an proper Ayurvedic consultation prior to start any therapies, as it will help our Ayurvedic doctors to understand your ayurvedic body type, imbalances of your dosha, digestive, emotional etc conditions, so that unique oil for your shirodhara treatment at our ayurvedic clinic can be customised.
In the busy world we are living these days, stress is almost everywhere. The reasons may differ but impact is always negative. If you too are passing through a phase where memory problems, difficulty in concentration, anxiety, pessimism, worries, poor judgment, etc. have become common in your routine life, you may want to consider ayurvedic consult. In this situation, Shirodhara Stress Treatment may be suggested as an ayurvedic therapy. This therapy is so readily used around the world for mental health issues that it is getting backed up by lot of research in treating depression, anxeity and insomnia.
Shirodhara is derived from two sanskrit words.
Shiro means Head
Dhara means stream or constant flow
Shirodhara is one of the head oleation therapies of Ancient Ayurvedic treatment procedure. There are four head oleation procedure mentioned in ancient ayurvedic texts that have been used widely. Acharya Vagbhatt, one of the gurus of Ayurveda, mentioned four types of murdha tailam (head oleation) methods in his text Ashtang Hridayam, Sutra Sthan Chapter 22, versus 23.
As per this sholka, the four head massage procedure are as following:
Amongst all the four types of head therapies mentioned in Ayurveda, Shirodhara is the most famous and widely used therapy. It has amazing health benefits and especially indicated for neurobehavioral and psychosomatic disorders. The aim of Shirodhara is to induce a relaxed state of awareness, which results in a dynamic psycho-somatic balance. A complete feeling of overall well-being, mental clarity and awareness is experienced in this process.
The client is asked to rest on a specially designed Ayurvedic bed called “Droni”. A medicated oil is slowly and steadily dripped on the forehead of the person. A special copper or brass pot called kumbha or patra with a hole in the bottom, hangs from a tripod above the head of the client. This kumbha is filled with special ayurvedic therapeutic oil. The oil is warmed in a double boiler to a soothing warm temperature.
The ayurvedic bed or Droni also has a significant role in shiordhara. Droni is made of special ayurvedic medicinal wood that has antimicrobial properties. It has two compartments, body and head of the bed. Clients body rest in the main body compartment and the head and neck rest on the special head compartment. This helps the shirodhara oil to flow smoothly, without making the clients body wet.
The oil then drains through a hole in the droni and the therapist collects it in a container and warms it to a luke ward temperature and reuses for constant unobstructed flow for the duration of shirodhara.
In this relaxing therapy where warm medicated oils is poured onto the middle of the forehead in a thin stream in an oscillating manner, inducing a mental state of deep relaxation and melting away the chattering of the mind. The peaceful music helps to keep the client focused in the state of meditation and away from all the stressors.
Shirodhara Stress Treatment is one of the most relaxing and healing ayurvedic therapy available. Shirodhara treatment calms the overactive mind, reduces stress and irritability and improves sleep patterns
Shirodhara gives even better results when taken after an Abhyanga massage. The oils or liquids used for this treatment are specifically chosen according to your dominant energy, body constitution type.
Most people have heard or experienced the Shirodhara with ayurvedic oils. You will be pleased to know that, based on the dosha imbalance and various health conditions, Ayurveda has suggested various types of shirodhara.
In this procedure, the Ayurvedic practitioner uses different ayurvedic herbal oils as a medium. For example, Brahmi oil or sesame oil is used to control for stress, depression and sleeplessness related to data aggravation.
In this type of Shirodhara, cow’s milk is infused with ayurvedic herbs and used to treat various disorders as well as to relieve stress related to pitta aggravation. Milk is infused with herbs. Thus, it is also known as medicated milk.
Butter milk infused with special ayurvedic herbs is poured on the forehead. This can be used in hypertension, hyperthyroidism and high pitta disorders.
This shirodhara is usually done with coconut water in specific health conditions.
A herbal decoction is poured on the forehead.
Is Shirodhara effective?
People who have used Shirodhara talk highly about its effectiveness, but at the same time many researches throughout the world are establishing the research to understand how this simple therapy can be so effective in combating the mental illnesses like paediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Cerebellar ataxia, Psychological symptoms of Menopause, Premature ejaculation, generalised anxiety disorder and Insomnia. The following pictorial representation of mode of action of shirodhara has been proven by modern scientists.
Image courtesy: Journal on THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY AND MECHANISM OF ACTION OF AYURVEDIC SHIRODHARA: AN EVIDENCE BASED REVIEW
Shirodhara works on ayurvedic principles of blanching doshas. Most of the neurological or mental and emotional health problems are related to vata aggravation. Vata has the qualities of air, that is highly mobile, cold and dry in nature, hence the warmth of the oil works against the cold, oil works against the dry and relaxing process all together helps to bring the grounding during this therapy that works against that racing ind property of vata.
Shirodhara also works on the marma therapy. There are 107 marmas in our body. According to Ayurveda, marma are vital energy points that ensures the smooth, unobstructed flow of prana, or the vital energy in the body. There are significantly important marma point on the forehead and head that are triggered during shirodhara.
Sthapani marma is the main marma where shirodhara works. It is called the third eye marma that is situated in the middle of the forehead, between two eyebrows. Some researchers believe that the “mid brain”, the most important part of the brain that is responsible for hormonal balance in the whole body, is situated exactly the line of the sthapani marma. When warm medicated oil is constantly poured over the sthapani marma, it eventually helps to unblock any hindered energy in this marma and hence essentially brings the balance in the body.
Other concept of shirodhara effectiveness is on the level of Yogic Chakras. It stimulates the supreme Chakras; Ajna Chakra (third-eye chakra) and Sahasrara Chakra ( Crown chakra) which are both situated in the head region. These Chakras control all the vital energy in the body. Stimulation of these Chakras promotes ultimate mental peace.
Shirodhara treatment is not only considered effective in alleviating high Vata, mental stress and nervous tension, all of which are rampant in our modern society, but it feels utterly luxurious and nurturing, like a guilty pleasure that is actually good for you.
Regular use of Shirodhara Ayurveda treatment is meant to enhance circulation in the brain, improves memory, nourishes the hair, provides sound sleep and calms the body and mind.
After an ayurvedic consultation, your ayurvedic practitioner can recommend shirodhara therapy in the following health conditions:
Shirodhara is usually done in the early morning hours. Ideally after the food has properly digested.
What do I need to know before my shirodhara appointment?
You can call us on 0430799515, to get a ayurveda consult to disscuss your shirodhara treatment plan in Northcote, Melbourne based ayurvedic clinic.
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