Shirodhara is a form of Ayurveda therapy. Shiro means "head", and dhara means "dripping oil". This treatment involves a stream of warm oil to run continuously on the forehead. This treatment is also used non-medicinally to improve poor sleep quality. Shirodhara is also effective in treating mental conditions such as anxiety, and stress. Another bonus about this treatment is the warm oil is great for moisturizing your hair!
What's the difference between the Manual kit and the Electric kit?
Manual: This is the traditional system for giving a Shirodhara treatment. Fully hands on, the flow of oil comes from the copper pot, onto the person's Third eye, down the hair and vinyl strip, and into the warming pan, where the flow continues with the therapist re-pouring the warmed oil back into the copper vessel. While this method requires skill and an ability to quiet one's own mind, it is the most energetically positive way to give a Shirodhara treatment.
Electric: This package includes all the equipment needed for performing a virtually hands-free Shirodhara. Especially beneficial for the therapist with shoulder or back injuries because it requires no heavy oil pan lifting. just turn the pump on and let the oil flow! Using the hands-free system also allows for Reiki or subtle marma point therapy during the treatment. The copper pitcher allows for a uniform copper look. It also provides a taller, narrower container for your oil and pump, so it all comes off without a hitch!
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Oils that can be used for Shirodhara treatments: