Sirodhara (Shirodhara) is the classic Ayurvedic cleansing therapy. “Siro” means head, and “Dhara” is an uninterrupted flow of liquid. In this oil pouring treatment, an even stream of warm herbal oil or herbal milk flows from a clay pot over the patient’s forehead. The container is swung in a gentle rhythm from one side of the temples to the other.
The relaxing and calming effect on nerve cells is evident: slowly, very slowly the body, mind and spirit are helped to return to an equilibrium, which is so easily lost in everyday life.