Shirodhara (Ayurvedic Therapy)

with Maria (see >about the team< for more info)

  • 1 hour
  • Flex. Price 75€-90€
  • Aljezur


Shirodhara comes from the two Sanskrit words “shiro” (head) and “dhara” (flow). It’s a unique and powerful ayurvedic therapy that balances and stabilizes the mind. For this treatment, a person lies down on a massage table with their eyes covered. Next, specially prepared warm herbal oil is poured in a thin steady stream directly onto the forehead. Shirodhara purifies the mind, alleviates anxiety, reduces headaches, and expands awareness. Shirodhara is traditionally done as part of the Panchakarma cleansing process, however it i perfectly effective as a stand-alone therapy as well. Stimulates the Ajna Marma, which is one of most important vital points of the body, or ‘maha-marma’ on the head. It is a key juncture not only for nerves and tissues, but also of the circulation of vital life force, or ‘prana’ . The Ajna Marma is also called the ‘Third-Eye’ Chakra, which is the sixth primary chakra in your body, and is often known as the centre of intuition and foresight. According to Ayurveda, stimulating the Ajna marma leads to an expansion of awareness, a state of parasympathetic repose, an egoless state, during which we connect deeply with or own selves and subconscious. It is a process in which the innate intelligence of our body is revealed. With your eyes covered, you enter a state of blissful relaxation akin to meditation. 
The benefits of Shirodhara on the mind, body and soul are numerous, being an excellent treatment to promote blood circulation, reduce stress, restore damaged nerves, improve memory and cognitive function. Improves blood circulation: The warm oils used for Shirodhara also cause vasodilatation of all the channels and thereby improve the blood circulation of the brain. Deep Relaxation; Reduces stress and improves sleep; Restore hair vitality; Repair nerve degeneration. Other key benefits of Shirodhara include treatment of Sleep problems, Memory loss, Poor concentration, Chronic headaches, Depression, Mental tension, Hypertension, Facial Paralysis and Degenerative conditions of the brain.

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To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24h in advance (otherwise we will require the full payment of the class). >> For Yoga Classes: We require a minimum of 2 students per class. We'll contact you 2h prior to the scheduled time if the class is cancelled due to this requirement. >> We encourage you to bring your own mat and/or blanket, but they are also available at our studio on a first come, first serve basis. >> Fot the Yin Yoga & Nidra and Gong Song classes please bring warmer clothes: socks, a sweater, and perhaps a blanket (if you have one).

Contact Details

  • Aljezur, Portugal