Shiro Abhyanga Treatment

Hidden benefits of undergoing a Shiro Abhyanga massage

First of all Shiro abhyanga is the combination of Shirodhara and abhyanga massage types in Ayurveda which mainly focus on the upper part of our body which includes our head, neck, and shoulders, Shirodhara is an ayurvedic procedure in which herbal oil is poured and then massaged with a certain rhythm according to the person’s medical condition and abhyanga in Ayurveda simply refers to a massage.

Even though the benefits of Shirodhara and Shiro abhyanga seem similar, they are completely different in terms of herbs, oils, targeted places, and procedures too. Shiro abhyanga therapy can be done after the detailed study and analysis of the medical condition only.

Introduction to Shiro Abhyanga massage

Shiro abhyanga treatment in Ayurveda treats our body like a tree and considers our head as roots. Shiro abhyanga mainly focuses on the central nervous system,hair-fall, vision, degenerative and inflammatory diseases, and sense organs. first, the person who opts for this therapy is observed, studied, and analyzed by our certified therapists, and later, in accordance with the conditions suitable herbs and oil is created in our facilities under proper guidance, even though targeted parts of both Shirodhara and Shiro abhyanga seem similar they completely vary with the herbal oils thus creates a massive difference in the outcome.

Shiroabhyanga Massage

Stages of Shiro Abhyanga massage

Shiro Abhyanga therapy can be classified into mainly 4 procedures according to the targeted body parts and massaging techniques and they are

  • Head massage
  • Neck massage
  • Shoulder massage
  • Forehead massage

The treatment starts with applying our herbal oil over the heads and then we will start by gentle massage all over and then we will focus on the marma points.

Ayurveda determines that there are around 107 Marma points in our body, where 12 are classified as Padu Marmas (vital life centers), and the majority of these marmas exist in the head and neck region, showing the importance of the upper body and their roles are to our physio-psychological functioning.

Shiro Abhyanga therapy and Marmas

  • Adhipati: located 8 finger-widths above the eyebrows in the center of the skull.
  • Simantaka: 12 finger-widths above the eyebrows on the skull
  • Krikatika:  2 points located on either side of the first cervical vertebrae behind the head
  • Vidhuram: behind both ears, just behind the earlobes.
  • Shankha: both sides of the forehead between the end of the eyebrow and the hairline 
  • Adhipati: located 8 finger-widths above the eyebrows in the center of the skull.
  • Simantaka: Located 12 finger-widths above the eyebrows
  • Krikatika: These are 2 points located on either side of the first cervical vertebrae behind the head 
  • Vidura: behind both ears, just behind the earlobes.
  • Shankha: both sides of the forehead between the end of the eyebrow and the hairline (temples).

Ayurveda gives importance to every part of our body equally and it’s considered as a lifestyle to bring balance to mind, body, and soul. Both Shirodhara and abhyanga play a major role in ayurvedic treatment hence they have their specialities. Shiro abhyanga therapy in Ayurveda focuses on main marmas thus helping in rejuvenating the central nervous systems and sense organs. But Shiro abhyanga has many other benefits too. This therapy helps in hair loss, vision, inflammations, insomnia, and a lot more.

Duration of the treatment

Shiro Abhyanga massage usually takes 30 minutes and it may go up to one hour according to the medical condition of the patient and the course also differs according to the depth of the illness.


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Regain Your Confidence By Getting Rid Of Your Backaches

Kativasti is a special type of low back therapy or lumbar therapy in Ayurveda. ” Kati ” stands for low back or waist and Vasti means containing or retaining something in you. As an effective Ayurvedic lumbosacral rejuvenation therapy, we use hot oil or herbal decoction for the best relief. Vasti is the procedure in Ayurveda where the heat of medicated oils is considered as an active ingredient which when applied to the targeted area alleviates the pain. Kativasti in Ayurveda is a traditional treatment effective for lower backache and disorders of the lumbosacral region, including slip disc, lumbar spondylosis, sciatica, spinal problems, etc. It is a very safe, non-invasive, and green category procedure in ayurvedic that helps in achieving a balanced state of body, mind, and consciousness, Ayurveda prescribes purificatory effects for the cleansing of the body toxins. Kativasti, a part of the pre-operative therapy in Ayurveda prior to Panchakarma is also a very effective treatment for lower backache. The lower waist area of the body gets the best relief by  Holding warm ayurvedic oils on it as it involves retention of warm and thick medicated oil all over the lower back along with the parts of the spine for a certain period of time. Ayurlife have experienced ayurvedic trainers and we are one of the leading ayurvedic clinics in Singapore delivering delicate care for our clients,

Our Kativasti Procedure :

  • A medical dough is prepared from a mixture of black gram flour or whole wheat flour and water.
  • Medicated herbs are selected depending on the medical conditions and the state of the Doshas of the person.
  • The person is made to lie face down on our Massage Table.
  • A reservoir made of black gram dough is built around the lumbosacral area which is made into a ring up to four to five inches in diameter placed over the lumbosacral area of the spine.
  • After that we glue with some water in order to make it leak proof, Ensuring leak-proof, a lukewarm medicinal oil of around 200-300 ml is slowly poured into it. When this cools down it is squeezed out and replaced with a warmer one.
  • The temperature of the oil is maintained by reheating and continuously adding more oil. The oil is kept on for 30-40 minutes.
  • At the end of the procedure, the glued dough is removed followed by a gentle massage is given over the area. then the person is made to take a rest for a while.

Duration and course of kativasti treatment :

The duration of the treatment is about 30 to 45 minutes and it may go up to an hour based on the study and analysis of the history and medical conditions of the patient. The kativasti course is also considered according to the health conditions of the person but it takes normally 7 to 20 days for best results.

Benefits of kativasti treatment

People have witnessed the effects and curing benefits of kativasti in Ayurveda as herbal oils used in deep tissue herbal massage. Our medical herbs and oils benefit in deep cleansing and circulation of the blood, enhance the strength of muscles, and lubricate the joints keeping them flexible and pain-free. Kati Vasti is an effective treatment in Ayurveda with back pain relief as the nerves are nourished with warm oils relieving the person from pain and numbness. in simple words, the benefit of Kati Vasti is back pain relief with an energized feeling and there are other benefits too and they are :.

  • Pacifies Vata Dosha
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improved blood circulation around the lumbosacral area
  • Removes rigidity and spasm of muscles around the lumbosacral region
  • Nourishment and strengthening the bones, connective tissues, ligaments, nerves, muscles of the lumbosacral region
  • Lubricating  the joints
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Nurture yourself with Shirodhara treatment in Ayurveda


The core of Ayurveda is yourself. It’s the journey or betterment of yourself. we all know that  Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems ever practiced. Ayurveda has a history of more than 3,000 years in south India itself. Ayurvedic tradition and treatment include herbal wisdom and therapies for healing, helping, and managing chronic and acute conditions by following dietary and lifestyle suggestions to prevent illness by optimizing vitality. Yoga and meditation are in Ayurvedic help in relieving stress and rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. Ayurlife is one of the leading Shirodhara treatment in Singapore for quality massage services, yoga sessions, and health awareness classes. We are a group of health care professionals who strongly believe in the motto that health and wellness depend on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Our ultimate goal is in promoting good health by providing quality services in ayurvedic treatments and Shirodhara ayurvedic treatment sessions. When something disrupts the balance whether physical, mental, or spiritual you feel ill. Among the factors that can distort this balance such as genetic, injuries, atmospheric conditions, age, and emotions. The goal of our ayurvedic treatment is to cleanse your body of undigested food, which can stay in your body and lead to illness. Shirodhara therapy is a classical Ayurvedic therapeutic procedure that is highly suggested and practiced all over the world for its benefits. Shirodhara treatment in Singapore from experienced professionals helps in balancing Vata Dosha in the body, especially when targeted places such as head and neck regions. It’s also a quick and powerful way to calm the mind in a deep way with effective support for promoting sound sleep.

Whom should go for a Shirodhara treatment in Ayurveda

  • Anxiety and stress disorders
  • Dry skin and facial paralysis
  • Hair loss and vision problems
  • Eye issues
  • Stammering
  • Chronic cough
  • Facial paralysis
  • Physical stiffness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cervical spondylosis

Shirodhara Session and Procedures

Our typical Shirodhara session starts from a minimum of 30 minutes and can extend to an hour depending on individuals’ medical condition. our Shirodhara course did daily for 3, 7, 14, or up to 28 days to get the most benefits. Our experienced Ayurvedic practitioners decide both the duration of each Shirodhara session and the number of days it lasts after the proper study and analysis of the patient’s history and small details. Other factors that affect our Shirodhara therapy are age, constitution, dominant dosha, and severity of past diseases. Before undergoing the Shirodhara ayurvedic treatment procedure, the individual or person is given a gentle head massage or targeted body massage with oil, which is also known as abhyanga in Ayurveda. Then the or is she is instructed to lie down on their back on our massage table and then he or she will be adjusted accordingly. Oils used in Shirodhara therapy play a major role in the illness and they are usually warmed into a liquid state, used alone, mixed with oil, water, or milk. There are many types of oils in Shirodhara treatments and each of them varies according to the illness which the person in suffering

  • Kshirabala Oil
  • Chandanadi Oil
  • Dhanwantaram
  • Oil Maha Narayana
  • Oil Brahmi Oil
  • Lakshadi Oil
  • Balaswagandhadi Oil

There are other 100 % natural herbal oils that are used as a combination with Milk

  • Buttermilk
  • Coconut water
  • Dashmoolakashaya
  • Decoction of Yashtimadhu

Warm herbal oil is poured from a height of about 8 to 10 centimeters in a rhythmic stream. The stream will be about the thickness of the littlest finger. Our skilled practitioner will move the Shirodhara vessel in such a way as to ensure that the liquid is poured all over the forehead. After the massage session, The oil is gently wiped off and then the individual will go for a steam bath. At the end of our Shirodhara treatment, medical powders like rasnadi will be rubbed on the head. You are not allowed out in the wind or cold for at least 24 hours after Shirodhara treatment.

Things To Look Out For Before The Treatment

If you have any history of health issues, you should not opt for a Shirodhara ayurvedic treatment.

  • Fever
  • Vasculitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Meningitis Encephalitis
  • Conjunctivitis Brain tumors
  • Abscesses.


Light digestible food is recommended on the days of our course. The person is advised not to take stomach full. Fried, oily, and refrigerated foods should be completely avoided. Hot water should be used for drinking and bathing purposes to get the best results.

About us

Ayurlife is an Indian traditional Ayurvedic and Marma clinic established in Singapore. Our passionate team of Qualified and experienced Ayurvedic physicians conducts the clinical assessment including detailed history-taking, study and analysis, determination of the body type, physical and systemic examination, and then advice customized treatment plans for each and every customer.

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Balance your Doshas with enhanced mental sharpness

Ayurveda essentially means knowledge of life. Ayurveda is the thin line where science, art, and spirituality coincide. Ayurveda is considered as the lifestyle in achieving and maintaining mental and physical health throughout your life by balancing emotions, doshas, diets, and meditation. Ayurveda originated in India has been contemplated as the oldest form of healing science in this world by many is believed that our holistic medical system, Ayurvedic medicine came into existence around 5000 years ago, that’s why its relevance stays old times, When there were no doctors or factories to make tablets and capsules, our ancestors were blessed with resourceful knowledge of herbs and plants blended with their hard work and treated people around with Ayurvedic remedies. Shirodhara massage is an ayurvedic healing therapy in Ayurveda that originated in India thousands of years ago. Shiro refers to “  head ” and dhara means “ flow ”. We provide the best Shirodhara therapy in Singapore which involves pouring natural herbal oils, milk, butter, etc over the upper part of the body mainly over the head. Our treatment procedures help in bringing a relaxed state of awareness that results in a dynamic psycho-somatic balance to the mind promoting sound sleep and reducing stress.

Our focal point of Shirodhara massage is the Ajna Marma, which is one of the most important vital points or marmas in our body, or ‘maha-marma’ on the head. It is a key juncture not only for nerves and tissues but also for the circulation of the vital life force known as ‘prana’. The Ajna Marma can be referred to as the ‘Third-Eye’ Chakra, also known as our center of intuition, spiritual awareness, and foresight. The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of our herbal oils allow our body, mind, and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, very similar to meditation and yoga. the innate intelligence of our body will be discovered with our profound meditation or Shirodhara treatment. With your eyes covered and the application of herbal oils, you enter a state of blissful relaxation corresponding to meditation.

Who should undergo this massage?

  • Anxiety disorder conditions
  • Visionary problems and Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines and nervous problems 
  • Feelings of fear or past memories

Our Shirodhara massage Procedure 

Our therapy session starts with Abhyangas, Abhyanga means gentle massages in Ayurveda. At the start of our appointment, you will be asked to lie on the back along with your eyes closed and covered. After that, we begin by picking the right oil or liquid for your massage, pools, and liquid differ according to the medical conditions of the individual undergoing the treatment because ingredients matters for your condition and they make significant impacts on recovery and after-effects. experienced trainers will choose the ideal herbs and oils for your treatment. then we start pouring specially medicated oil in accordance to room temperature continuously as a steady stream onto the forehead from a suspended vessel in a gentle oscillating manner. After our abhyanga or massages, excess oils in your body will be wiped off and removed. then you will be asked to take a rest for five minutes followed by a hot water shower with separate medicated oil for the head part.

Length of the procedure

Our Time duration of Shirodhara Massage usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes and may vary depending on the condition of the person who is going through. alongside our therapy, It is important to make sure the herbal massage oil does not enter the eyes or ears. we provide Shirodhara massages or treatment that can be done between 7 days to a maximum of 28 days. Appointments are only confirmed after the detailed study of the person undergoing the treatment from certified and experienced therapists Ayurveda practitioners.

About Us

Ayurlife is an Indian traditional Ayurvedic and Marma clinic commenced in Singapore. We are one of the leading Ayurvedic treatments especially Shirodhara treatment in Singapore. We have a team of qualified and experienced Ayurvedic physicians who conducts the clinical assessment including detailed history-taking, determination of the basic constitution (body type), physical and systemic examination, and then advice customized treatment plans for each and every customer.

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Achieve and maintain balance with Shirodhara and Abhyanga in Ayurveda

It was really a great challenge to transplant the natural ayurvedic medications from Kerala to Singapore without losing their uniqueness. But there was no option left as the demand for the same increased. The number of cases of people who are struggling from stress and sleeping disorders has tremendously increased over the last few years. Now they are considered a normal social phenomenon. The competition for perfection and survival is breaking all the benchmarks today. This intensified the change in work culture which is not a positive one. Increased stress is making life miserable for the affected one and for the people who are related to them. If proper attention is not given at the required time, things can go worse. Considering the visible and hidden dangers of this issue, Ayurlife is offering Shirodhara Ayurveda treatment with abhyanga as a natural method to provide some relief. Let’s go through the details

Shirodhara therapy and its benefits

The name of the therapy itself gives an insight into the procedure of the treatment. If we split the word, “Shiro” means head and “Dhara” means to pour. Shirodhara in Ayurveda involves gently pouring the herbal oil over the center portion of the forehead in a uniform and continuous manner. The medicated herbal oil for this procedure is prepared only after a detailed analysis of the dosha imbalance of the patient. Reasons for stress and sleeplessness are numerous. Among that, a stressful work condition can be the main one. You can guess what will happen to our productivity if we are not getting enough sleep. Apart from this, an increased amount of stress can cause hair fall and it is a serious matter of concern for a lot. Some of them may even fall into depression and may affect their relationship with their family and friends.

Undergoing Shirodhara ayurvedic treatment can relieve the symptoms of anxiety, stress, fatigue, and hypertension. A uniform pouring of the medicated herbal oil to the forehead will relieve all your stress and make your body and mind relaxed. The therapy performed by experts will increase your concentration and bring you quality sleep. It will help to calm down your nervous system. The medicated herbal oil treatment will rejuvenate the body and improve blood circulation. The implementation of natural ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy will improve the memory power and sleep quality of the individuals. It enhances the concentration level and can even treat insomnia. The application of medicated herbal oil will make the hair follicles stronger and reduce hair loss. For all the people who are passing through a stage of stress, anxiety disorders, and sleeping disorders, Shirodhara ayurvedic therapy can be a real blessing.

Shirodhara therapy near me

We cannot downplay the dangerous effects and consequences driven by stress anymore. This is not a single disease but a condition that can contribute to various ailments and mess up your personal life. Fortunately, Ayurveda is offering a way out of this situation through natural remedies. Shirodhara in Ayurveda available in Ayurlife can give a completely rejuvenating experience for both your mind and body by relaxing the nerves. Through a systematic approach, our expert staff will help you to enjoy quality sleep. A proper counseling session will be provided for the patient by our experts to prepare him mentally for the treatment. individuals are recommended to bring their previous medical documents at the time of consultation. Complete cooperation from the patient is expected in terms of diet and medications for achieving maximum results. For further information please contact us at any time. Experience our Shirodhara ayurvedic treatment and start enjoying a happy life.