Shirodhara comes from the two Sanskrit words “Shiro” (head) and “dhara” (flow). It's an Ayurvedic healing technique that involves having someone pour liquid — usually oil, milk, or buttermilk — onto your forehead. It's often combined with a body, scalp, or head massage.
Research also suggests that Shirodhara may help:
- improve sleep quality.
- manage insomnia.
- lessen anxiety (when combined with yoga)
- reduce stress