Destress and clear your mind
Shirodhara is an ayurveda treatment steeped in ancient wisdom that washes away stress, soothes your brain and clears your mind. Shirodhara massages the mind with a steady stream of water over the ajna point.
Sarah adds reiki to this treatment so you receive a deep inner balancing unique for you, enabling relaxation and rejuvenation.
Sessions are $88 or $220 for a package of three (a saving of $44). The first session can be quite different to subsequent sessions, so it’s recommended to give it a few sessions to experience the full effects.
Shirodhara is suitable for almost everyone. However, if you have a cold, fever, very low blood pressure or open skin on scalp, or are in the first trimester of pregnancy, then this is not for you at this time.
Shirodhara dissolves stress in general but in the ayurvedic tradition has been used for decades to
- Brain fog from mental strain, shiftwork or sleep issues
- Menopausal imbalances
- Effects of chronic illness and disease
- Poor concentration
- Muscular tension
How does the session go?
Your experience begins by arriving and settling onto the massage table, fully clothed. If a little movement is needed to release tension, Sarah will guide you through some gentle stretching and breathing techniques to free you up, allowing for a deeper experience on the table.
Once settled on the table, you will be led through a calming visualization, taking you into your heart, deepening your breath and relaxing your mind.
Once you’re relaxed, your shirodhara will begin. A gentle stream of warm water runs over the forehead, from the brow back over your head. The shirodhara takes 20 to 30 minutes, depending on whether this is your first experience.
Whilst the shirodhara runs, Sarah will tune into what your body needs and begin sharing reiki. Sarah’s reiki is intuitively free form and works in the subtle realms, hands off, as guided by spirit for your highest good.
To complete the treatment, reground with a cup of organic herbal tea, hand picked for you to enjoy as you reflect upon your experience. The whole process takes an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a session last?
Please allow an hour for your experience.
Do I need to remove my makeup?
Yes. It is best to have a clean face and no eye makeup as you may get water in your eyes.
Will my hair get wet?
Your hair will get wet so bring a comb or whatever you need. It is best to have clean, dry hair without product in it as it will all get washed out and can clog the spout. We will towel dry your hair at the end of the session.
What do I wear?
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and footwear you can remove.
What can I expect to feel during the session?
Everyone is different. The first session your brain is processing this new sensation, and you may find it distracting, however some people have deep experiences from the start. It is recommended you have at least three sessions to feel the long lasting benefits as each time you experience shirodhara you will go a little deeper.
As warm water gently flows over your brow, the ajna chakra point, an opening and cleansing takes place, optimizing its psychosomatic functions. The ajna chakra activates the pineal and pituitary glands. These master glands are responsible for harmonising our endocrine system, encouraging deep rejuvenation.
Personally, my experience the first time was intrigue and my awareness was taken within to my brow as I felt the sensations and allowed whatever came up in my mind’s eye to be there. For me that is seeing colour and movement. My subsequent sessions take me deeper and leave me feeling really refreshed and clear-minded. I’ve noticed that tiredness is transformed to a clarity of mind that is energising.Sarah Collin