Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment inducing an experience of deep relaxation to rest and calm your mind. It is a powerful treatment for reducing stress and nervous tension.

What is Shirodhara?

In Sanskrit ‘shiras’ means head and ‘dhara’ means continuous flow.

Shirodhara consists of a continuous, rhythmic flow of warm herbalised oil poured onto your forehead from a hanging pot. The warm gentle pressure and precise flow of oil calms and balances your mind and nervous system, so you experience a deep state of relaxation.

The external application of warm herbalised oil plays a major role in Ayurvedic treatment. Shirodhara is one of the various methods in Ayurveda that involve the application of oil to the head for a fixed duration of time.

The herbalised oil used will be skillfully selected according to your condition. The correct choice of oil is vital in the effectiveness of a traditional Shirodhara. An alternative liquid may also be used such as herbal infused milk or buttermilk, or decoctions.

Ayurvedic herbal medicine and dietary restrictions may also be prescribed to support the benefits of the Shirodhara treatment.

Recommended for:

  • Headaches
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Fatigue
  • Overthinking
  • Lack of focus


  • 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.
  • Relieves excess Vata

Price for Shirodhara

$125 – 60 minutes

Price for Shirodhara + Ayurvedic Massage

$175 – 90 minutes
$220 – 120 minutes

For more information about Shirodhara, or to see what treatment is best for you

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