Ayurveda is a way of life here in India. It has been around for at least five thousand years and till today, it continues to be practised by people around the globe. Ayurveda not only focuses on improving one's health but beauty and mind as well. Take massages, for instance, they encourage the body's natural ability to heal itself. The same rules apply to head massages. Relieving your neck and shoulder from stiffness, Ayurvedic head massages also improve blood circulation, relieves stress and eliminates toxins. So what makes Ayurvedic head massages different from a normal head massage? The method, technique and choice of oil, of course!
You've probably heard for Shirodhara. If you haven't, here's what it means - Shiro (head) and Dhara (flow) when the two words are paired together, they're called 'Shirodhara' aka third eye therapy or Indian head massage. The massage involves pouring warm oil on the forehead following it up with a gentle massage.
How To Give Yourself The Best Ayurvedic Head Massage At Home
Before we teach you how to give yourself the Ayurvedic head massage, you must know which oil to use. Keeping your dosha in mind, you can find the best head massage oil for your hair type.
If you have dry, thin hair with dandruff, your dosha is Vata: Sesame or coconut oil.