Try a shirodhara. A what you say?!
A shirodhara…an Ayurvedic body treatment that treats everything above the neck. The process is simple. We stream warm, medicated oil on the center of your forehead, over what yogis refer to as the third eye. And the results are amazing. This healing treatment helps people with busy, active minds quiet their brains and re-group, so to speak. As a result, it is a very grounding procedure, particularly for those with a lot of Vata and Pitta in their constitution.
It helps relieve headaches and any nervous system disorders, such as epilepsy, ADD, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons, fibromyalgia and insomnia. Streaming the oil over the middle of the forehead helps soothe the pineal gland, which sits behind the forehead. The pineal gland regulates numerous activities in our bodies, including our temperature and our sleep and wake cycles. As a result, shirodharas help you ground and adjust to new time zones whether you are traveling, just returning from a trip or adapting to Daylight Savings Time.
Contact Karen Callahan at Positively Ayurvedic for a Mental Restoration Treatment (shirodhara) this week. Treatments last 30 minutes with 30 minutes for re-acclimation to the real world.
Warning: be prepared to have a head full of oil afterwards; this is part of the healing process!
Bonus: if you bring a jar with you, you can take the remaining oil home with you!