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What is Blissful MindSpa® Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is the most luxurious Ayurvedic spa therapy, deserves a luxurious spa equipment. Fine stream of warm organic oil is running on your third eye area of the forehead for about 30 minutes. This treatment gives a feeling of deep relaxation and pleasure and also helps to calm and clear the mind. Great treatment for people who work under lots of stress and need instant, deep relaxation. This treatment starts with a face and feet massage to relax the body and prepare it for the treatment.

What is the Blissful MindSpa® Equipment used for the Shirodhara Treatment?

We use the state of the art Blissful MindSpa® automatic shirodhara system that is reliable, effortless and blissfully quiet. The Blissful MindSpa® automatic shirodhara system is handcrafted by talented artisans and skillful engineers to offer the highest quality automatic shirodhara equipment in the market. Blissfully quiet, continuos flow, constant temperature and reliability makes the Blissful MindSpa Shirodhara our equipmenent of choice.

What Scientific truth behind Ayurvedic Shirodhara and other mind-nourishing therapies?

Clinical studies are proving that the positive outcomes are indeed linked to the stimulation of the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands, which are responsible for many important functions in the body. These three major glands of the endocrine system are situated in the part of the brain where Eastern traditions have long believed the third eye resides. The hypothalamus is the link between the endocrine and nervous systems. It helps stimulate or inhibit heart rate and blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance, appetite and body weight, production of substances that influence the pituitary gland to release hormones and sleep cycles, among others. The pituitary gland secretes hormones that help control body processes such as growth, blood pressure, aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, breast milk production, sex organ functions, thyroid gland function, the conversion of food into energy (metabolism), water balance, temperature regulation and pain relief. And the pineal gland secretes the hormone melatonin, which has two primary functions—to help control biological rhythm and regulate certain reproductive hormones. Aiding in the proper development and functioning of the ovaries and testes. All of the above imbalances are among the ones Ayurveda treats with Blissful Shirodhara, meditation and yoga. It is no wonder, then, that these ancient therapies are on the rise at spas and wellness centers as alternative remedies to many hormonal imbalances.

Please note: Shirodhara is suitable for any dosha or constitution however there are some contraindications.

Shirodhara should NOT be given to women in their third trimester of pregnancy and to those with a rash or sunburn on the forehead or scalp. Other contraindications include brain tumor, recent neck injury, abrasions or cuts on the head, fever/chills, acute illness, nausea, vomiting, severe weakness, exhaustion, fainting or spontaneous sweating. If you have an aversion to oil then it is also not recommended for you..

How To Prepare For A Blissful MindSpa® Shirodhara Appointment

When scheduling an appointment for shirodhara, keep in mind that you may need additional rest following the treatment. Shirodhara cleanses the mind and senses. Make use of this time and avoid unnecessary stimulation after your treatment. Avoid large crowds (concerts, restaurants/bars, large gatherings) and make the remainder of your day peaceful. This is your time for mental rest. Eat lightly before your appointment. Shirodhara has an effect on the digestive system and a full stomach is not advised. Your hair will be saturated with oil. Dress appropriately and comfortably. Wear an old shirt, something you don’t mind. It is advised to leave the oil in your hair for at least a few hours following the treatment. It’s best to leave the oil in your hair overnight. If the weather is cool, windy or cold, bring an old warm hat, again something you don’t mind getting oil on. An old scarf works well to cover the head and hair in warmer weather. A plastic shower cap also works well.

Post-Shirodhara Tips

Wash your hair like this If your shirodara was done with oil and you have a lot of hair, the easiest way to remove the oil is to add the shampoo to your hair before adding water. The shampoo will grab hold of the oil so it can be easily rinsed out.
Avoid Caffeine For A Few Days Caffeine creates disharmony in the body. It deranges all of the doshas and will have an immediate negative effect on your nervous system. If you are in need of a pick-me-up try juice or a piece of fresh fruit.
Enjoy Some Kitchari Kitchari is a light and delicious stew that is highly nutritious and also easy to digest. Enjoying kitchari post-shirodhara will assist in the cleansing process and help maintain the balance of the doshas.