Sirodhara | Shri Sai Panchkarma & Infertility Center



06 Oct 2004, India --- Man receiving Shirodhara treatment at Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa in India. Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic technique of pouring warm oil slowly onto the center of the forehead. | Location: Cansaulim, India. --- Image by © Luca Tettoni/Corbis

Practiced for more than 5,000 years, Shirodhara oil treatment originates from India and is based on the ancient principles of Ayurvedic medicine. Translated from the Sanskrit as a holistic healing science, Ayurveda aims to harmonize the body, mind, senses, and soul.

Ayurveda may be an ancient Indian therapy, but its appeal is thoroughly modern. This holistic system of diet, herbal remedies, and massage has become popular with thousands of celebrities, spa-goers and harried workers all around the world who wish to regain a balanced and healthy life.

Shirodhara is a luxuriant and easy way to achieve instant calm and rejuvenation. The term Shirodhara is derived from the two Sanskrit words: shiro, meaning head, and dhara, meaning toflow. It involves the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead, specifically on the “third eye.” This is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows and is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The oils flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation.