Shiro means head and dhara means to flow. Shirodhara involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead, more specifically stated- on the 'third eye'. It is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows which is said to be the seat of human consciousness. Where a stream of warm herbal oil is rhythmically poured over the forehead that flows through the scalp and hair from a specific height and for a specific time. The liquids used in shirodhara can include oil, milk or buttermilk, according to the various treatments for different benefits.

Shirodhara rejuvenates and revitalizes the body and mind.

Shirodhara is used to treat various diseases including eye diseases, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, greying of hair, neurological disorders, memory loss, migraine headaches and insomnia [sleeplessness], . These days, Shirodhara is mostly used non-medicinally at spas for its relaxing properties. It has an amazing quality of gently releasing stress and tension from the mind and body.


  • Rejuvenating
  • Stress, strain, tensions reliever
  • Cures hypertension, anxiety, psychological illness and headaches of different origin
  • Prevents premature graying
  • Effective in preventing hairfall
  • Improves the ability of sense organs
  • Improves complexion of face Induces sound sleep
  • Cures dryness of scalp, cleanses the scalp skin
  • Brings all the dosha to equilibrium thus maintaining quality of good health
  • This procedure often induces a mental state similar to a trance, which creates profound relaxation of the mind and body