Shirodhara healing is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that includes driving of warm herbal oil on the temple of head (forehead) in incessant stream. Ayurvedic Shirodhara healing is very helpful in supporting sound sleep and dropping stress. Shirodhara is one between the Bahiparimarjana chikitsa or external healing told in Ayurveda. The term Shirodhara comes from two words “Shira” significance head and “Dhara” significance stream.

Procedure of Shirodhara

  • Starts with abhyangam (Ayurvedic body massage)
  • Lie down on kneading table and lighten up your body
  • Shirodhara starts with driving of about 2-3 liters light warm oil on your forehead
  • The driving of warm oil enlarge from 30 to 60 minutes
  • A slow and light skull massage is given earlier than or during shirodhara


oils are use in Shirodhara

  • Tila tailam – sesame oil
  • Ksheerabala Taila
  • Bala Taila
  • Brahmi Taila
  • Chandanabala Lakshadi Taila
  • Lakshadi Taila
  • Shatavari Taila
  • Mahamasha Taila
  • Yashtimadhu taila
  • Dhanwantaram Taila
  • Manjishtadi Taila
  • Mahanarayana Taila
  • Balashwagandhadi Taila
  • Karpasasthyadi Taila

Shirodhara is beneficial in these diseases

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Cluster headache
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness or difficulties in sleeping)
  • Eye diseases
  • Anxiety or neurosis
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Graying of hairs
  • Tinnitus sensation in the ears
  • Psychosomatic diseases



  • Improves a mental status as well as calm emotion.
  • It rejuvenates face and eliminates the lines of the face.
  • It strengthens the head along with neck.
  • It is supportive for insomnia and schizophrenia unwearied.
  • It improves the superiority of tone.
  • It is supportive in diseases connected with the head, ears, nose, neck, eyes as well as throat.
  • It reins mood swings and easy gloominess.
  • It provides inflexibility to the body by inspiring the nervous system.
  • Helpful in diseases associated to the nervous system such as nerve disorder, paralysis facial palsy as well as drooping of eyelids.
  • It recovers digestion and largely health of the skin.
  • It reduces nuisance and burning impression of the head.
  • It improves you saintly awakening also boost intuition.
  • It revitalizes the pituitary glands as well as fresh’s the body.