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Shiroabhyangam Head Oil Massage

Shiroabhyangam Head Oil Massage

By Vaidya Vishwanath October 19, 2022

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Ayurveda is a healthcare system of preventive measures that aims to prevent illness. One of the preventative measures is an Ayurvedic therapy called Shiroabhyagam which is an herbal oil head massage. This therapy is described in the ancient classical Ayurvedic text as part of dinacharya, a daily self-care regimen that prevents illness. 

Shiroabhyanga is the application of warm herbal oil applied to the scalp by gently massaging with the fingertips. This is done on a daily basis and offers many health benefits. It is categorized under the classification known as Murdhani Tailam, which is a procedure of treatments designed for the head.

Shiroabhyanga is a snehana or oleation treatment practiced during Purva Karma which is the first set of actions during a Pancha karma. Snehana is divided into two types, bahya (external) and abhyantara (internal) oleation. Shiroabhyanga is categorized under bahya snehana.

Benefits of Shiroabhyanga Oil Massage

  • Increases the circulation of blood to the brain.
  • Stimulates the central nervous system.
  • Improves the sense of sight, sound, and smell.
  • Rejuvenates and calms the body.
  • Clears the mind and relieves fatigue.
  • Relieves headaches and stress.
  • Helps promote sound sleep and sleepless disorder.
  • Prevents dandruff and dry scalp.
  • Helps prevents hair loss by strengthening hair.
  • Herbal oils provide nutrients that stimulate hair growth.
  • Helps prevent premature grey hair.

Herbal Oils for Shiroabhyangam

  1. Nilibhringadi Coconut Oil
  2. Kuntalakanti Oil
  3. Cheriya Bhringamalakadi Oil
  4. Kshirabala Oil
  5. Chemparuthyadi Coconut Oil
  6. Brahmi Oil
  7. Keshyam Oil
  8. Kayyanyadi Coconut Oil
  9. Triphaladi Oil

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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shop. We will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.

Author

Kottakkal Support

Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.



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