Ancient Indian Ayurvedic scriptures such as Charak samhita denote several names and benefits of the Shirodhara massage. Shiro Sheka, Parisheka and Dhara are few of the many names given to the treatment. The term is derived from two Sanskrit words namely ‘Shiro’ meaning head and ‘Dhara’ meaning pouring something.
Lighting, Fragrance, Temperature and music are the vitals of setting the ambience. If you have been to a massage centre before, you must have noticed the minimal lighting inside the room. The therapist sets the room in accordance with his preferences. For setting up the light you can use dim lights or candles whichever goes with the atmosphere. Similarly, the fragrance lightens your mood and helps you release happy hormones. This is important before getting on the massage table.