Shirodhara massage, the popular therapy for stress management, relaxation and rejuvenation is available at the Ayur Healthcare Clinic at Parramatta, Sydney. This is a unique therapy that is almost like a “reset” of your mind and body. It is a wonderful tool to balance the ‘Vata’ in the body.
If you have issues like digestive disorders, depression, anxiety, auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, issues with sleep – then Shirodhara is very effective. It helps in synchronizing the sleep and emotions of the person, regularizes the mechanisms of the brain and plays a role in calming the nervous system to attain a higher state of relaxation.
The massage in Ayurvedic works in multiple layers. The benefits of Ayurvedic massage will include exfoliation of dead skin cells, moving of lymphatic fluids, erasing muscular tension and balancing dosha elements in the body. It can involve dissolving of the toxic ama residues in body and mind. Ayurvedic massages help in removing stress and facilitate good physical health, emotional wellbeing and connection with the soul or inner self.
Shiro means the head and dhara means flow – here the massage session begins with head massage which is followed by a streaming gentle flow of warm oil at the forehead believed to be the focal point of all nerves or the chakra or third eye. Initially, the flow of oil will be based on a set pattern based on the dosha and can be from right to left temple. Then the stream flows to the middle of the forehead till the end of the treatment period.
Normally a Shirodhara session takes about less than an hour and a half but can be preceded by Abhyanga (whole body massage) which will include cranial activation and scalp manipulation too. Ayurvedic doctors may recommend multiple sessions to achieve long lasting and best results for chronic issues. While Shirodhara is a treatment that offers visible and measurable benefits in one session alone, the doctors may suggest a series of treatments. This is a great way to detoxify the body and rejuvenate the mind to achieve better health and a healthier lifestyle.