Sweet Treatments for the Mind

My personal favourite at this time of the year (as well as any time when office work gets too busy) is to coax the body into relaxation through the ayurvedic treatment called shirodhara.

This incredible treatment must be experienced to be understood. Essentially, the client is laid down on a table, and then a gentle stream of oil is poured across the forehead.

Like so:


Before I experienced my first shiro, I didn’t really understand what they were about.

Shirodharas have incredible benefits in releasing long held mental stresses and calming the nervous system. This powerful treatment assists in resetting our bodies natural ability to heal, and has the following benefits:

  • improved sleep, memory, concentration and general sense of calm and well-being;
  • activates the third eye and pituitary gland, increasing intuition
  • provides relief for those suffering from insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaces, rheumatism, hypertention, asthma, ADD/ADHD, mood disorders and depression

If you are feeling like you need a little extra nurturing and are in the Ottawa area, I highly recommend skilled intuitive Satkiana Shaw.

Shirodhara: $90 / 1 hour session
Combination Intuitive Massage & Shiro : $136 / 1.5 hour session

Check out her website here or contact her for more information

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