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Shiro Abhyangam is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like Headache, Sinusitis, Migraine neurological disorder, Hair fall, Dandruff, premature greying etc.

Shiro Abhyanga is a poorva karma for Shiro dhara, Shiro Vasti, talapothichil and other head related therapies.

“Shiro” mean head and “Abhyanga” means massage. Shiro Abhyanga is a process in which massage is done by a qualified therapist on to the head with the help of medicated oil prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant in a systematic way.


  • Helps prevent migraines, headaches
  • Promotes hair growth.
  • Prevents dandruff
  • Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage.
  • Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.
  • Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Renews energy levels.
  • Helps to release stress
  • Prevents scalp dryness
  • Prevents scalp psoriasis
  • Boosts memory capabilities.


The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition


7 days, 14 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.


Absorption of substances through the skin depends on number of factors, the most important of which are concentration, duration of contact, solubility of medication, physical condition of the skin and part of the body exposed.

Local effect of Shiro Abhyanga depends on the type of medicine used for the procedure.

Local effect is based on cellular absorption of drugs through transdermal route. Systemically cellular absorption and circulation has effects on CNS.

Local application passes through the stratum corneum into the blood vessel and reaches the appropriate organ.

The symptoms like tension headache, and muscular tension caused due to sustained contraction of skeletal muscles can be relieved by the physical effect of Shiro abhyanga.

Shiro Abhyanga improves the circulation there by correcting the brain circulation which is very important in stress. Symptom like migraine headache, which is caused by extra cranial

Vasodilatation and the neurological symptoms which are produced by intra cranial vaso Constriction.

Shiro abhyanga may be helpful in regularizing the blood supply of brain and can relieve the pain of migraine to some extent.


  • Hair fall
  • Headache
  • Cranial nerve disorders
  • Stress
  • scalp psoriasis
  • Alopecia
  • Insomnia
  • sinusitis
  • premature greying
  • Dandruff
  • migraine
  • scalp dryness


Fever: As the temperature might increase during the therapy

Rhinitis: Severity of disease will increase

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Acute Inflammation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Certain forms of cancer
  • certain skin conditions
  • Certain cardiac problem
  • severe sinusitis: Can get other respiratory complication
  • Haemorrhagic disorders
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Acute illness
  • Pregnancy



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