treatment (pouring oil over the forehead), Pristabhyanga back massage, Padabhyanga foot and leg massage, Kalari marma whole-body massage and Sound massage among others.
Abhyanga massages, mineral baths and Shirodhara
, sacred essential oils and precious gems, are used to anoint the body.
You will be expertly massaged with the warm herbal oil, ending with the traditional Shirodhara
, a constant and gentle stream of oil poured over the third eye to create a profound state of happiness and mental clarity.
The menu of massages and treatments is varied enough to fill a handbook-from the hotel's collaboration with Ayurveda Aromatherapy to Sattva Shirodhara
with Facial Marma Therapy (the ancient technique of pouring oil on the forehead), to anti-aging facial or maternity massage.
Various panchkarma procedures that are administered include Katibasti, Grivabasti, Patrapinda Sweda, Churanpinda Sweda, Balukapotli Sweda, Udavartanama, Abhyanga, Nadi Sweda, Sarvanga Abhyanga, Vashapa Sweda, Shirodhara
, Shirobasti, Nasaya, Vamana, Virechana, Basti, etc.
In addition to this, guests have a choice of a personalised osteopathy consultation, personalised acupuncture session or ancient Indian Shirodhara
treatment at the spa.
The Shankara Shirodhara
treatment costs RO18 and takes about 30 minutes.
DON'T MISS the Shirodhara
, a traditional energy-balancing Ayurvedic treatment in which hot oil is dripped down the forehead, followed by a soothing scalp, neck and shoulder massage.
Summary: The monsoon retreat package is one of those laid back holidays with breakfast and an ayurvedic combination treatments like Abhiyangam, Elakizhi and Shirodhara
Body therapy courses are offered in Colombia, Mexico and Chile, including ayurvedic massage (abhyanga), shirodhara
, and herbal stem therapy (svedana).
2008) tested Shirodhara
(a form of Ayurveda medicine that involves pouring oil over the forehead or the 'third eye' (Anon 2011)) on healthy volunteers and found no significant difference in STAI between oil dripping conditions but a significant difference between both oil dripping conditions and the control (supine position only).
Al Shifa specializes in authentic Ayurveda treatments such as Panchakarma - the ultimate Ayurvedic detox, Shirodhara
and Abhyanga - Ayurvedic oil bath and massage, as well as specially formulated Ayurvedic packages for rejuvenation, beauty and weight loss.