Shirodhara

Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda medicine that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead (the 'third eye').

A pot is suspended by a string onto a specially designed wooden frame with a hook on the end. The person who is to be treated will lie on their back on a therapy couch, with their head resting on an extendable area. The chosen liquid is then added to the pot and gently drips onto the forehead area of the person being treated below.

 It was developed by vaidyas (practitioners of Ayurveda) in Kerala, India for use in sukhachikitsa (restorative therapy)

The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiras 'head' and dhara 'flow'. The liquids used in shirodhara depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water.

At airtherapies the liquid used will usually be warmed and a pure carrier oil, coconut water or flora water. The client will be allowed to take the oil home after to use for further therapeutic benefits.

Shirodhara has been used to treat a variety of conditions including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, neurological disorders, memory loss, insomnia, hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo, and certain types of skin diseases like psoriasis.

It is also used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties.

Shirodhara treatment can also be used as a spiritual awareness due to the treatment over the third eye area.

To book this unique treatment available locally only at airtherapies in Tonypandy - please see a member of staff - or call 07813834878