shiro = head, dhara = flow
The 'king' of all treatments and unique to Ayurveda. Dhara is the process of drizzling warm herbal oil (siddha tila) on the Third Eye, directly behind which is located the pituitary gland - the master endocrine gland controlling hormone activity and all physiological processes throughout the body. This treatment is especially helpful for balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, which govern the Stress (Fight or Flight) Response and the maintenance and repair of all organs and tissues (dhatus).
For these reasons, Shirodhara is the most relaxing, healing and rejuvenating treatment on the Planet and you don't need to move an inch - just lie back and enjoy a journey to the deepest state of relaxation and serenity. Some who receive this 'head flow' are instantly transported to a deep meditative state. Like hitting the 'reset' button, shirodhara is especially helpful in dissolving unhealthy mental and emotional patterns. This treatment helps all dis-ease conditions, but is especially useful for healing Stress, adrenal exhaustion, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, anxiety, migraines, nervous system disorders and to support mental/emotional repatterning.