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How to Set Up a Shirodhara Massage

Learn how to set up a Shirodhara massage from massage therapist Lara Narayani Golland in this Howcast video about Ayurvedic massage techniques.


I'm going to explain in this video how to set up for Shirodhara, as well as how to do the pour for Shirodhara. It's important to have a plastic strip. Voila. I will place this under the head of my client. Relax. I will place a rolled towel underneath her neck. Lift your head. Thank you. The plastic will go into the receptacle of the oil, which we're using a copper pot and copper set up from I'm going to place a cold, wet wash cloth that's folded over the eyes of my client.

I want to do it actually in a way that really leaves full access to the forehead. And then I'm going to place two rolled towels on an angle underneath the plastic to support the head directional flow of the oil to go on the forehead and through the hair. The Shirodhara pot goes over the center of the forehead. And the point is that the energy in the center of the head, or the third eye, is penetrated from the stream of oil that represents ever-flowing consciousness.

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