Shirodhara

A third eye bliss treatment.

Shirodhara is a unique and subtle therapy using herbalized oils specific to the individual and allowing a continuous flow of oil to run down the forehead and specifically third eye.  In Sanskrit, ‘shiro’ means head and ‘dhara’ means flow.  This steady rhythmic pouring of oil allows the body to enter a para-sympathetic state of deep relaxation.  The third eye is a spiritual site, also known as the ajna chakra.  Chakras or marmas, by definition are junctures in the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints.

Yet marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids; they are intersections of the vital life force and prana, or breath. The anatomical aspect of the ajna chakra is the place where the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus reside in the brain.  The brow and third eye center are associated with these fundamental endocrine glands (pituitary, pineal & hypothalamus), which regulate all hormonal secretions. These hormonal secretions are responsible not only for the autonomic responses which control digestion, breath, elimination, etc., but are also responsible for our moods and emotional states.

Modern life is also fast-paced and the brain is under massive stimulation all the time.  The use of technology also emits EMF (electromagnetic forces) to the brain and toxins are building up at a high rate.  The brain needs to slow down, to achieve deep states of relaxation.  In Sanskrit, the word Turiya means the state of awareness that is neither fully conscious nor deep sleep.  When a person can reach Turiya, he/she are able to witness and/or release impressions in our conscious and subconscious mind.

Shirodhara is meant to establish a state of parasympathetic repose, an ego-less state, during which the innate intelligence of our body is revealed. During the session, we lovingly weave in sounds and aromas to delight your senses. You will emerge from your Shirodhara Bliss Therapy feeling so refreshed, as if you have just completed a long, deep and blissful meditation.

Some of the Benefits

  • Eliminates imbalances of the head, neck, eyes, ears and nose
  • Dissolves stress and its ill effects on nervous system
  • Relieves insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, headaches, hypertension, asthma, depression, hair loss and stress
  • Rejuvenates the endocrine system, supporting hormonal balancing
  • Invigorates the body and mind and heightens the senses
  • Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate along the scalp and hairline due to stress
  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines
  • Opens the third eye and increases intuition and activates spiritual awareness
  • Activates the pituitary, pineal and hypothalamus glands
  • Regulates mood and stimulates cognitive memories
  • Stimulates the 6th & 7th chakras which regulate our breathing patterns
  • Gives deep mental relaxation
  • Renews the sweetness of life

“One who applies oil on his head regularly does not suffer from headache, baldness, graying of hair, nor does his hair fall. Strength of his head and forehead is especially enhanced; his hair becomes black, long and deep-rooted; his sense organs work properly; the skin of his face becomes brightened; applying oil on the head produces sound sleep and happiness.” ~ Charaka Samhita, ancient text on Ayurveda

Some of popular treatment combos:

Abhyanga and Shirodhara.  Open the channels of your body and tone your tissues with a full body massage and go right into the blissful experience of the shirodhara.  1 1/2 hr. $140

Abhyanga, Swedhana, and Shirodhara:  A full body massage is followed by a herbalized steam.  This allows the body to detox the tissues and sweat off the oil.  You come back to the table, refreshed and ready for the Shirodhara.  This 2 hour treatment is great to detox toxins, open up pores on skin and breathe, and come back for a blissful relaxing state. 2 hr. $165

Abhyanga, Heart Chakra Basti, and Shirodhara:  A full body massage leads into a deep powerful treatment for the heart.  Many people hold onto emotions in the heart and toxins in the physical heart.  This 20-30 minute treatment 2 hr.  $175

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