Introduction: Shiro Abhyanga - Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage for Stress Relief

Hi Everyone ! Welcome to learn massage. Shiro Abhyanga is a most popular ayurvedic indian head massage for stress relief.A soothing massage of the head, neck and shoulder, commonly used in conditions like frozen shoulder, servical spondylosis and whiplash injuries. Eases neck and shoulder pain, relieves neck/ shoulder pain, relieves headaches and migraine, helps decelerate premature greying, hair loss, dry scalp and itching.Procedure: A generous amount of medicated oil is applied over the head and body. Then the body is massaged with warm muslin bag bolus containing njavara rice puddings cooked in the herbal decoction. The boluses are dipped in the mixture of warm milk and herbal decoctions when they cool down thus inducing sudation. The procedure is done in seven different postures. At the end of the procedure , the rice paste sticking over the body is removed using coconut leaves. A gentle massage is given with warm medicated oil once again. The person is made to rest for 30 minutes.Duration of the treatment: 90 minutes.BenefitsMakes the body supple and removes stiffnessCalms the mind and reduces the stressPromotes sound sleepBoosts immune system and slows the aging processEnhances body nourishment and rejuvenatesImproves lustre and texture of the skinSharpens the sense organsPacifies Vata DoshaStrengthens and nourishes the nervous systemThe procedure is found effective in:Blood borne diseasesSpasticityReduced mobilityRigidityLow back acheSciaticaScoliosisKyphosisPerthe’s diseaseCervical myelopathyHemiplegiaArthritisThe conditions involving muscle dystrophy and emaciation