Are you tensed and stressed out? Suffering from insomnia, migraine, poor digestion and metabolism? Well then here’s a 5000 year old solution! The ancient hands on healingtreatment called Shirodara is your pathway to not only answering the above ailments but to also achieve complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

Though Shirodara has been practiced since ancient times, it is still a much sought-after form of Ayurvedic treatment, especially as health and beauty spas such as the prestigiousCOMO Shambhala have introduced the treatment with a modern touch carefully creating a comfortable and tranquil environment with atmospheric background music and a soft treatment table. The Shirodara treatment has become so popular, that celebrities such as Cindy Crawford and Demi Moore have become two of its biggest fans.

So how does it work you ask? The first step of the Shirodara treatment is to cocoon the body with warm towels. Shirohana is made up from the two Sanskrit words Shiro meaning head and Dhara meaning to flow. Thus, you are made to lie down on a bed with your head directly under a wide mouthed vessel with a small hole at the bottom out of which herbal, medicinal oil will flow into your head. The oil will pour down to your ‘Third Eye’ which is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows that, according to Ayurvedic beliefs, is said to be the seat of human consciousness. In slow, rhythmic movements the oil will gently flow down from your forehead to your head nourishing your hair and scalp with a soothing, tingling feeling before it is captured in a basin below.

The oil flowing process continues for about 60-90 minutes after which you will be left to lie down, rest or even a take deep, tranquil sleep out of which you will wake up completely relaxed and revitalized! Shirodara, the ancient art of achieving peace in mind and body…


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.