Shirodhara is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy. Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest holistic whole-body healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. Ayurvedic therapy is focused on the delicate balance of the mind, body and spirit to bring about good health. While it is not intended to fight disease, treatments are often directed toward specific health problems.
The Shirodhara Head Massage is a treatment where warm oil pours in a continuous stream over the forehead. The forehead is an area of our body where nerves are highly concentrated. Vibration is created by the pressure of the oil flowing onto the forehead. As the oil flows over the forehead, it saturates and penetrates the nervous system. Your body, mind and nervous system will experience a deep state of rest from the gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil.
The Shirodhara Head Massage is a great treatment for many conditions regarding the nervous system. Shirodhara has helped many people to relieve anxiety, stress, fatigue and hypertension. Shirodhara is also recognized to relieve tension, worry, fear and headaches. People suffering from depression have been helped by a Shirodhara Head Massage. Feelings of pleasure and relaxation are felt as Shirodhara helps to regulate mood.
Shirodhara is well known and documented for its ability to assist with sleep problems. Research proves the Shirodhara treatment is an effective stand alone treatment, and even better when paired with herbal support. The Shirodhara Head Massage treatment stimulates the pineal gland which produces melatonin, a natural hormone. Melatonin is the regulator of the wake-sleep cycle. Shirodhara calms the restless mind and induces rest and sleep. If you work a graveyard (night) shift and find your wake-sleep cycle out of sync, Shirodhara can assist in removing fatigue, and restoring balance.
Spa Zarmina’s esthetician, Naima Rahim, has special training in Shirodhara and is passionate about her work. Naima will specialize your Shirodhara session for your need. Book an appointment today, you will see and feel the difference.
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