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Shirodhara head massage

What is Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is one of the great purification and rejuvenating therapies. Purification therapy is a unique feature of Ayurveda involving the complete cleansing of body and thereby eliminating toxins. The technique effectively treats doshic imbalances in their advanced stages. Shirodhara is one of the great purification and rejuvenating therapies. It's a divine and relaxing method – a great rejuvenating therapy that gives a healthy glow – radiant skin. „Rejuvenate“ literally means ‚to make young again‘. In Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language) it means shiro = head and dhara = flow. In this thousands years old curative method the client is advised to lay down on the massage table in supine position (face upwards). A warm liquid (special curative herbal oil) is poured in a continuous thin stream over the forehead onto the scalp from a special bowl suspended above the client’s head.

Why Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is a classical Ayurvedic treatment, thousands of years old. It involves an unusual effective relaxation technique. In Ayurveda it is considered a rejuvenating and cleansing procedure. The accumulated toxins that cause diseases are eliminated from the body and the tissues are nourished. Shirodhara strengthens the organism and prolongs the age. Ayurveda says that rejuvenating therapy (called Rasayana in Ayurveda) optimises the circulation of nutrients to both body and mind. During this cleansing and rejuvenating therapy, which is unique and can be found only in Ayurveda, the body is cleansed and put back into equilibrium again. Purification therapy not only eliminates disease-causing toxins but also replenishes tissues with nourishment. In Ayurveda, rejuvenation therapy is the golden way to attain longevity, as it is aimed at the preservation of health.

What are the effects of Shirodhara?

Shirodhara, an ancient, effective and verified method, has been successfully used for 5000 years. Shirodhara is used to eliminate diseases of head and disorders affecting the neck, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system. It is known to cure approximately 80 diseases, for instance:

  • It supports blood circulation, enhances blood circulation to the brain
  • It improves the memory
  • It nourishes the hair and scalp, slows hair greying, supports hair growth
  • It rejuvenates the skin
  • It calms the organism in general
  • It helps in the treatment of insomnia
  • It is one of the most effective methods for reducing stress and nervous tension
  • It cures migraines and headaches
  • It helps with nervous disorders
  • It eliminates anxiety and fear
  • It helps with rheumatism
  • It has positive effects on hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • It has positive effects on asthma
  • It helps to relieve diabetes
  • It relaxes the body
  • It rejuvenates and slows down the ageing process
  • It helps with disorders affecting the neck, eyes, ears, and nos

Which herbal oil do we use?

This is the real oil which is used for sirodhara according to ayurvedic texts, the guranteed original ayurvedic oil formula thousands of years old ayurvedic text books . Slowly and wonderfully, this natural herbal oil will give you a relaxing feeling. Ingredients Punarnava, Shatavari, Hing, Chátral, Mulethi , Dashmool (combination of 10 herbs), Milk and many more…(No artificial colors or preservatives. Laboratory tested for quality and purity standards.)

How often is it necessary to perform Shirodhara?

For relaxation purposes it can be used occasionally, monthly or weekly. Our Ayurvedic physician determines the number of days of treatment for different problems. With weekly sessions, you will find relief from stress and strain encountered in daily life. In the treatment of the above mentioned non-serious diseases, it is convenient to go through some procedures no less than once a week. Ideally for a severe illness, the treatment lasts for 14 or 21 days depending on severity of the problem.

How long does the therapy last?

About 60 minutes.

For whom is shirodhara recommended?

This therapy is convenient for any kind of imbalance, the disorders mentioned above, and where there is too much stress in life. And this is true for all of us. The therapy is convenient even for children from 10 years of age.

Should I do anything special to prepare myself for Shirodhara?

On the day of Shirodhara you should not watch TV, be at noisy place, go shopping, take any long trips, work on your computer, have sex or go to disco clubs, etc. since the nervous system must be relaxed. Please bring a cap or hat.

What is the price?

Shirodhara, 60 minutes, costs from 390,–CZK; for more than 3 procedures there will be discount.

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