Massage "third eye" - Shirodhara.
 Massage of the third eye - or Shirodhara - one of the most unusual and enjoyable Ayurvedic treatments.

Ayurveda - traditional Indian medicine has millennium. The word "Ayurveda" is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning "life" and "Veda know" and literally translates as "Vedaniya (knowledge) of life." Ayurvedic treatments are equally useful for people of all ages. On the one hand, they act proactively, allowing to maintain youth and beauty, on the other - a therapeutically, restoring disturbed physiological processes. Simultaneous exposure to the drug and oil massage provides a holistic effect on the body. The effect of Ayurvedic treatments is enhanced when doing yoga, spiritual practices and cleaning techniques.

Shirodhara (shiro - head, dahra - over)   - A unique and partly magical healing technique based on ancient Indian doctrine "Ayurveda". Shirodhara combines Indian massage techniques to the impact of falling drops of special aromatic oils. This procedure is beneficial for the entire body, from the nervous system and ending smoothing facial wrinkles. Stimulation of the area of ​​the "third eye" has a strong influence on the brain centers that produce a substance serotonin - a chemical that causes a feeling of pleasure and relaxation. It also releases the subtle energy channels along the spine, helping to soothe and clear your mind.

The sacred meaning of the procedure lies in the fact that due to the impact of a special blend of oils on the chakras and opening the "third eye" restored the human energy field, and offset by the negative impact of the outside world. The cult of the third eye has ancient roots. In many Eastern beliefs of this unusual body - a mandatory accessory of the gods. He let the gods see the entire prehistory of the universe, the future, free to look at all corners of the universe. The image of the third eye on the forehead of deities often found in paintings and sculptures of Buddhist temples.

Oil Shirodhara

The main components are oil Shirodhara oil sesame seeds (sesame oil), sweet almond, sunflower and canola oil. Comp cooking oil mixture are selected individually depending on the type of human psychophysiological and allow to create a balance of primary elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth), according to Ayurveda.

- Sesame oil - One of the most popular Ayurvedic oils. The source of essential amino acids and trace elements. Vitamins, minerals, proteins and lecithin. Well moisturizes and nourishes, regenerates the water-lipid balance.

- Sweet almond oil - One of the best cosmetics, time-tested - in medicine and perfume, it has been known for 8,000 years. The oil contains vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, E) and pro-vitamins, polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F), proteins (collagen and elastin, ceramides), minerals (zinc, iron, sodium, magnesium), glucose, an enzyme emulsin, lecithin, vegetable stearin, tannins. Sweet almond oil, also rich in essential fatty acids (oleic), that are involved in the regulation of skin penetrability. Due to the high content of oleic acid (82%), it is easily absorbed and distributed in the skin.

- Sunflower oil - The main source of fat-soluble vitamin E. Another important component of sunflower oil - special unsaturated fatty acids. They are called vitamin F, which is essential for liver cells, blood vessels and nerve fibers.

- Canola oil   ornate healthful unsaturated fatty acids (mainly oleic and linoleic), which provides a rapid influx of energy needed to help transfer pulse carrier signal from one cell to another. Rapeseed oil has anti-inflammatory effect, improves skin texture, neutralizes free radicals that destroy skin cells, slows the aging process.

"Salon" Shirodhara

Indian Shirodhara - is the impact slowly flowing stream of warm oil on specific points of the head, in particular, the third eye in combination with massage of the scalp. Currently, however, Ayurvedic salons have expanded this procedure.

One option Shirodhara

Stage 1. Head massage. Experienced massage therapists make a gentle massage of the scalp, down the neck. A person does not take part in the procedure.

Step 2. Body massage. Body massage is carried out in four hands. The objective of this massage - to relax the body, relieve muscle tension, improve blood flow in the vessels. In strict sequence masseur will touch your bioactive points, thereby changing and balancing the flow of energy throughout the body.
The massage is performed with the use of aromatic oils, which is chosen individually.

Oil mixture for relaxation.

Massage with certain essential oils - a very effective means to achieve a state of relaxation. Used bergamot, trehrebernik odorless, clary sage, lavender, rose or sandalwood. One of the citrus oils add a touch of fragrant uplifting. The result is a mixture that both soothe and invigorate.

Soothing oil mixture

A mixture of frankincense, sandalwood, neroli, ylang-ylang creates a strong flavor bearing peace. The combination of these fragrances gives a feeling of calm and reduces frustration. Without this mixture can not be dispensed with, if a person wants to return to touch with your inner "me."

Toning oil mixture

To set the mood you can use a mixture of the following aromatic oils - benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, rose, rosewood and ylang-ylang.

Royal mixture

For royal massage is only a mixture of jasmine and rose - the king and queen of flavors - plus neroli oil to calm the nerves. Luxury fragrance mix will bring peace into your life.

The mixture for the restoration of sensibility

To wake up a feminine used oils of black pepper, cedar, sage, mint, fennel, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, rose and sandalwood. But in this situation, it should be said about his personal preferences.

Stage 3.   Casting oil. You will be positioned comfortably on the couch. The eyes of the oil, which will flow in the face, closed cotton bandage. Above his head at a certain height of the suspension wooden or metal bowl. From it through a small hole in the bottom of, and be spilled on certain points of the forehead warmed oil.
Shirodhara has a deep relaxing effect on the whole body, relieves stress and nervous disorders, is struggling with insomnia and headaches. In addition, Shirodhara smooths wrinkles, tightens the skin, strengthens the hair and face after it becomes fresh and rejuvenated.

Step 4.   Body Scrub. Razomlevshie body rub coconut powder or fine sea salt. Sorbent, absorbed the butter, whisk brush. Gentle exfoliation will make your skin soft and supple.

Step 5.   Again, head massage. Oil drained from his forehead to the hair, you will once again head massage.

Step 6.   Foot massage. The finishing touch is the Ayurvedic foot massage treatments. During the procedure, the activation of the energy points of the body.

Step 7.   A refreshing shower and wash your hair with compositions from natural ingredients.

Important!   After an hour Shirodhara is contraindicated in any physical activity and undesirable riding and driving. Do not neglect this rule.

Quite often Shirodhara include various painkillers, sedatives, health ayurvedcheskie complex programs. Even one session Shirodhara promotes deep relaxation, getting rid of anxiety, anguish, anger, insomnia, nervous disorders. After this massage the wrinkles are smoothed out, the face looks fresh and rested. Shirodhara calms the nervous system and purifies the mind, brings a person into a state of deep spiritual peace.
Author: Inna Sedykh