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Shirodhara - Ayurvedic therapy for relaxation and stress management

What is Shirodhara? 

 Shirodhara (shiro-dar-a)  is a unique, blissful therapy that balances and stabilizes the mind. To receive shirodhara, the client lies down upon a massage table with their eyes covered. Next, specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured in a thin steady stream directly onto the forehead and sixth chakra. Shirodhara purifies the mind, alleviates anxiety, reduces headaches, and expands awareness. Shirodhara can be administered  on its own or as part of a panchakarma detoxification regime.

The oils used in shirodhara are specific to the dosha that needs balancing.

 

How to receive a shirodhara treatment

The Ayurvedic spa offers shirodhara sessions at our location in Nevada City, California. You can also contact us to receive information on where to receive this treatment in your area. 

 

 

How to receive shirodhara training

The California College of Ayurveda offers a five day intensive program for those interested in learning the art of applying shirodhara  as well as ayurvedic massage and herbal steam treatment. [read more about shirodara training]