“Shiro” means head while “abhyanga” means massage therefore this therapy involves massaging the head with medicated herbal oils. This therapy works very well for nervous system-related issues involving the head, neck, and sensory organs. 

It is especially helpful in the following conditions:

  • Lockjaw
  • Breathlessness
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cranial nerve disorders
  • Loss of the voice
  • Diseases specifically involving the head (e.g., headaches)
  • Hemiplegia
  • Speech impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Itching and dryness of the scalp
  • Premature greying

Benefits of Shiro Abhyanga (Indian Head Massage)

  • Eliminates diseases of the head
  • Gives strength to the hair, it will become thick, glossy, and soft
  • Removes wrinkles on the face
  • Nourishes the sense organs
  • Daily application of oil on the head prevents headaches, prevents balding, greying of hairs, and hair fall. The roots of the hair will become stronger and longer.
  • Strengthens the bones of the skull and forehead
  • Rejuvenates the sensory organs
  • Improves the health of the skin and complexion of the face
  • Improves sleep
  • Makes one happy