shirodhara oil treatment
In this blissful Ayurvedic treatment, warm oil is poured in a slow, continuous flow over the center of the forehead where there is high a concentration of nerves. This area is also known as the "third eye", or the seat of consciousness. Using a copper vessel hung above the head, the pattern of oil stream is a swaying and oscillation that creates a subtle vibration in the body.
It is often combined with an Abhyanga oil treatment for full body relaxation. Also, this is an essential component of a seasonal cleanse and detoxification, known as Panchakarma.
As with other treatments, aromatic herbal oils are personalized in order to balance your individual constitution (Dosha) with the season and other environmental factors. Kosa uses organic, natural ingredients to synchronize your body with nature.
The benefits of Shirodhara include deep relaxation, a balanced state of rest in the mind, greater mental clarity, reduced anxiety, improved sleep, and a glow in the face and body. It resets the body's natural ability to heal.
During the treatment, the hair is covered and wrapped, and eyes are covered. However, one can expect for some oil to drip onto the hair. There is great value in allowing this oil to saturate the head for a period of time in order to promote softness and nourishment of the scalp and hair. However, one may use our organic foaming hair wash in the showers (applied to dry hair), and repeat washing several times to remove oil.
As with the feeling of being loved, Abhyanga is known to create a deep feeling of warmth and comfort.