Introducing Shirodhara treatment
09 Jan 2020

Introducing Shirodhara treatment

Shirodhara in San Diego

Shiro means “head,” and dhara means “dripping oil as if a strand.”.

The Shirodhara treatment consists of a stream of warm oil running continuously on the forehead, the qualities of the oil support the mind and body helping it to return into balance. Herbs such as ashwagandha, brahmi/gotu kola, and bhringaraj, shatavari and skullcap to mention a few, are contained in the Shirodhara oils.  These calm the nervous system, although the greatest healing that shirodhara offers is a stronger connection between the head and the heart, in other words, this treatment attunes us to our higher nature.

Your Ayurvedic practitioner Christianne Madrazo will determine what oil is appropriate for you and will adjust it according to your vikriti (state of imbalance) and the season.

Additional benefits after receiving this treatment will be a profound rejuvenation arising from the stimulation on the marma points located on the forehead and head, which aids the release of tension and encourages the flow of prana (life force) throughout the entire body.  It is deeply calming and balancing for vata and pitta dosha, shirodhara clears the energetic channels in the head. It has also been said to awaken the third eye (ajna chakra), release old memories, and bring deep inner focus. The feeling after a shirodhara treatment is a welcome sensation of deep relaxation, inner calm, and peace To achieve best results during the treatment it is recommended to have a brief abhyanga or slow application of herbal oil to the entire body before the Shirodhara, this is done to unwind the mind and prepare the body to receive healing.  Expect to have your head therefore hair fully coated with oil during this treatment.

Avoid receiving Shirodhara If your nervous system is overstimulated with caffeine or other stimulants, you may not be able to calm down, turning the otherwise soothing drip of Shirodhara oil into an irritating experience. Because Shirodhara requires you to lie completely still for 20–30 minutes, if you’re especially mentally agitated you may be unable to stop moving for that long.

Like most Ayurvedic treatments, Shirodhara is designed to reset the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Done with care and right intention, shirodhara can bring us back to our natural state of bliss, allowing us to find inner peace no matter what is happening in the world around us.

After your Shirodhara cover your head with a towel for some time to keep receiving the benefits of the herbs in the oil.  Avoid electronics for at least three hours after your treatment to embrace the sense of peace. Finally, before washing your hair it is best to apply shampoo before wetting it. You may also sleep with the oils for one night.

Shirodhara treatment price: $ 125 | 60 MIN / Special 3 sessions for $350 

Shirodhara DEALS valid until the end of February 2020: 1 Abhyanga + 1 Shirodhara for $199 (you save $76) OR 3 Shirodhara Treatments for $299  (you save $76).

For immediate assistance TEXT NOW @ 619-637-0201

Christianne Madrazo

Ayurvedic Health Counselor in San Diego




For immediate assistance:

TEXT NOW @ 619-637-0201


1611 West Lewis San Diego CA 92103

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