Shiro Abhyanga, commonly known as Indian Head Massage, is an Ayurvedic treatment which contributes to the relaxation of the body and mind.
What is Shiro Abhyanga?
In Sanskrit, ‘shiras’ means head and ‘abhyanga’ means massage. Shiro Abhyanga involves massaging the head with warm herbalised oil to calm and balance your mind and nervous system.
The external application of warm herbalised oil plays a major role in Ayurvedic treatment. Shiro Abhyanga is one of the various methods in Ayurveda that involve the application of oil to the head for a fixed duration of time. Depending on your condition, Shirodhara may be advised due to its stronger action.
Provides a relaxing effect, decreasing mental and physical tension.
Balances and stabilises the activity of your mind.
Soothes your nervous system which in turn reduces stress.
Benefits sleep patterns.
Shiro Abhyanga Method
Shiro Abhyanga involves the application of warm herbalised oil to the head, neck and shoulders. The herbal oil is selected according to your condition and is applied with a variety of massage techniques and stimulation of marma points.