Shiro Abhyanga is a Sanskrit and classical term comprised of two words: Shiro (head) and Abhyanga (massage). Shiro Abhyanga essentially means a complete massage of the head, neck, and shoulders using Ayurvedic herbal oils. These areas are mainly affected by stress, depression, mental anxiety, etc. that’s why Shiro Abhyanga plays an important role in curing such conditions.
Procedure – Just like roots nurture a tree, the head is the operational center of the entire body. It consists of the brain which is the seat of consciousness and the sense organs with which we interact. In Shiro Abhyanga, a different type of mechanical sensation is given to the scalp like pressure, rubbing, touching, etc. These sensory impulses are received by the receptors present on the surface of the scalp and are carried to the hypothalamus in the brain. Once on reaching the hypothalamus, it soothes the Parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). This decreases the activity of the Sympathetic Nervous system and thereby releases the decrease of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. After completion of the process, the head should be washed with lukewarm water and the patient has to be advised to stay away from dust, cold wind, cold water, etc.
- Improves and rejuvenates central nervous system health
- Improves vision, eye refraction errors, and eye strain
- Relieves pain, headache, migraine, stress, and insomnia
- Relaxes muscles and reduces stiffness
- Prevents premature graying, hair fall, dandruff, and stimulates hair growth
- Calms the mind and rejuvenates the body
- Balances the pineal and pituitary glands, toning the lungs, heart, colon, brain, and stomach
Facilities for IPD Patients –
- Consultation with MD Ayurvedic Physician & Panchakarma procedures are done under his guidance
- Well-Hygienic Accommodation
- Daily Routine Examination
- Daily two sittings of Panchakarma Therapies
- Everyday all three Ayurvedic Meals are provided