Tibetan shirodhara is a modular sequence each portion as a single treatment is amazingly relaxing and therapeutic but when brought together yields amazing results.
Shirodhara is a sanskrit word composed of two roots "shiro" means head and "dhara" means a fine continuous stream. During the shirodhara portion of the treatment a fine stream of warm medicated oil is poured onto the forehead at the third eye chakra for around 20 minutes, the oil stream flows back towards the hairline over the scalp nourishing your skin and hair, soothing your nervous system, lowering your blood pressure and "defragmenting" your mind opening up creativity and silencing the unnecessary chatter.
The 90 minute four part treatment sequence begins with the psychological stress sequence anointing twelve marma points with dosha appropriate oils to begin the process of quieting the mind and preparing the energetic system for the shirodhara treatment itself. Next is the abdominal massage this has a grounding and reassuring affect and directs vata dosha back to its seat in the colon. Following the abdominal massage is the Tibetan Eye Treatment a treatment that is used in Tibet to treat headaches and snow blindness, don't be fooled by the name the place of treatment is actually the feet but it leaves the eyes feeling bright and hydrated, the Tibetan Eye Treatment also serves to direct vata dosha away from the head making the shirodhara treatment even more nourishing. and finally we arrive at the shirodhara treatment itself, for the next twenty minutes warm oil just a couple of degrees above body temperature is slowly and gently poured from a special vessel made of brass or copper over your head nourishing and soothing mind, body and soul.
The Shirodhara oil Ingredients:
Sesame oil, Sunflower oil, Lavender, Amalaki, Brahmi, Bringaraj, Nutmeg, Rose, Sandalwood, Aloe, Saffron.