Ayurvedic Massage at PoornaAyur is an authentic Kerala Ayurvedic Body Massage which is done from head to toe using the 7 stroke with Ayurvedic Oils and a Steam Bath after the massage for detoxification.
How Shirodhara can enhance an Abhyangam Experience
Abhyangam Massage, as you know, induces muscle relaxation and has a
calming effect. Shirodhara, the pouring of a liquid over the forehead,
induces a deep relaxation on the level of the mind. When shirodhara is
done after Ayurvedic massage or abhyangam there is a deep
enhancement of the relaxing effects which occurs due to the sequential
use of both these body therapies.
Shirodhara Therapy Relaxes +
Strengthens The Mind
The head is the substratum for life (Prana). All the sense organs
(Indriyas) are situated on the head. The head occupies the first place
amongst the vital organs of the body.
The process of shirodhara provides strength to one’s vitality (Prana) and
all the sense organs (Indriyas). The sense organs are in close contact
with the mind so when they remain healthy, the mind automatically
remains healthy. In this way shirodhara keeps the body and mind healthy.
Shirodhara Massage Purifies The Mind
Shirodhara mainly works on the mental sheath (manomaya kosha). It
effectively purifies the mental sheath, where patterns of behavior
(vasanas) and emotional traumas can distract the mind from its role in
supporting good health and spiritual growth.
Once the mental sheath is cleared, the individual mind can choose,
without distraction, to move into the bliss sheath (anandamaya kosha).
Once the bliss sheath is activated, the flow of energy (Shakti) and
consciousness can freely move through each and every sheath (kosha)
creating better health, peace of mind, and spiritual progress through
If the subtle bodies, doshas, Vata, energy channels (nadis), center of
activity (chakras), and channels (srotas) are blocked, then there is
physical imbalance, emotional disturbance, and mental unrest which is
very prevalent in our current society.
Shirodhara Massage Encourages Bliss
During the shirodhara procedure, after the Ayurvedic massage, the goal
is to have a pure experience of consciousness in every cell of the body,
from the bliss sheath (anandamaya kosha) to the physical sheath
(annamaya kosha). When this happens, the center of activity receives,
assimilates and expresses prana or life force energy (chakras).
The subtle energy channels of the body (nadis) then carry the cosmic life
force that keeps us alive (kundalini shakti) up to the spine to its goal, the
seventh chakra. Sahaswara which is the highest point on the body,
located at the crown of the head, is your source of enlightenment and
spiritual connection to your higher self.
Shirodhara Massage Regulates All The
Between both eyebrows is one of the seven chakras, the third eye chakra
or Anja chakra. It controls the function of the other chakras. When the
client receives shirodhara and meditates on the Dhara, the point where
the oil meets the forehead, it enhances the power of the Ajna chakra and
thereby regulates the function of the other chakras.
The brain is considered the seat of consciousness (Chetana) which is
vitiated by the Raja Tama Guna, the qualities of rajas and tamas.
Shirodhara restores consciousness (Chetana) by giving strength to the
Shirodhara Induces Rest + Sleep
Shirodhara brings the sense organs into a peaceful state of rest which
helps in inducing sleep. It produces almost similar effects as that of Yoga
How Shirodhara Works
Shirodhara is administered by gently and methodically pouring warm
herbal oil over the forehead. Focusing on Ajna chakra with closed eyes
during meditation leads to psychosomatic harmony. As the oil drips onto
the Ajna chakra, it is proposed that the meditation-like effect is a
consequence of stilling the mind leading to adaptive response to basal
During shirodhara the metabolic rate drops, and the brain waves become
slow and coherent. The process brings the nervous system into the
depths of inner silence and calms the mind, body, and spirit.
The neurophysiological mechanism of the effects of shirodhara on the
psycho-physiological changes may be related to the tactile stimulation of
the skin or hair follicles innervated by the first branch of the trigeminal
nerves (ophthalmic nerve). The impulses are being transmitted to the
thalamus through the principal nucleus and forward to the cerebral cortex
(somatosensory field) or limbic system.
Shirodhara Has Amazing, Unique
The effects of Shirodhara in reducing anxiety could be attributed to the
somato-autonomic reflex through thermo sensors or pressure sensors in
the skin or hair follicles via the trigeminal cranial nerve ayurvedic
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In this procedure, pressure and vibration is created on the forehead. The
vibration is amplified by the hollow sinus present in the frontal bone. The
vibration is then transmitted inwards through the fluid medium of
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This vibration along with little temperature may
activate the functions of thalamus and the basal fore brain which then
brings the amount of serotonin and catecholamine to the normal stage
Shirodhara stimulates the pineal gland which produces the hormone
melatonin. Melatonin regulates the wake sleep cycles of the body.
Shirodhara is becoming increasingly popular in day spas where it is used
to relieve fatigue and promote relaxation. As oil is poured onto the
forehead, the nervous system is deeply stilled. The brain waves slow
down and become coherent. Once the brain is free, the channels of life
(pranavaha and manovaha srotas) begin to transport life (prana), oxygen,
and other necessary nutrients to the brain ayurvedic massage in
When the brain is free and the channels (srotas) are activated, the
cerebral circulation is greatly improved, and access to these mood
stabilizing receptors is enhanced. Furthermore, it may open new
paradigms for exploring what we refer to as spiritual biotechnology.
In India, Shirodhara is a common and age-old Ayurvedic practice, and
the clinical benefits are being observed by Ayurvedic practitioners in
thousands of clients.
The Effects Of Shirodhara
During Shirodhara, amplification of vibrations on the intracranial sinus
has several results.
a. Constant soothing pressure on the forehead.
b. Activation of certain areas… the frontal lobe, limbic system, brain
stem, and autonomic nervous system.
c. Stimulation of tactile and thermoreceptors.
It lowers sympathetic tone and releases endorphins and serotonin. As a
result, there is a reduction in heart rate, diastolic blood pressure, rate of
breathing and in the level of plasma noradrenaline and urinary serotonin
excretion. Alpha rhythm in EEG is increased. It has an anxiolytic effect.
In Shirodhara therapy, prolonged and intermittent stimulation by the
dripping oil provides afferent inputs to the cerebral cortex, leading to a
tranquilizing effect. By having an effect on the
hypothalamus, Shirodhara results in improvement of most of the psychic
and somatic disorders.
Shirodhara is an amazing, unique body therapy from the ancient natural
medical system Ayurveda. It enhances the quality and benefits of
massage (Abhyangam) as it directly and immediately calms, relaxes and
has a cleansing effect on the mind, nerves and body.
Find out how Ayurveda is beneficial for your body type. Call us
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