Health Benefits of Different types of Natural AyurVedic Massage Therapy

Different Types of Ayurveda Massage

How does Ayurvedic Massage works
AyurVedic Treatment for stress and skin


Shirodhara Ayurveda Head Massage

If we break the term “shirodhara”, it gives 2 different terms -“shiro” and dhara, where Shiro means head and dhara means flow.So the name specifies that this therapy is related to something flow over head. It is an ancient ayurvedic therapy which is practiced in India and many other parts of north east asia for about 5000  or more years. This unique ayurvedic concept/therapy is actually meant to bring balance between physical and emotional health in the body. The method of treatment is simple and consist of dripping of oil to the forehead or third eye for a defined or consistent period of time. It is a very effective treatment for relieving both types of mental stress and nervous tension. So one can try this therapy and get the multiple benefits which helps in ultimately relieving tension from the body.

It described by Ayurveda, this therapy acts on the mental layer or “Manomaya Kosha”. The past incidents, memories and impressions are held here (in this part of the mind) and this creates troubled or mixed emotions and habitual imbalances or pattern of behavior which ultimately leads to wrong decision making skills, frequent temper loss etc.

This combination ayurvedic treatment of Shirodhara (forehead oil flow) Mukha & Shiro Abhyanga (face & head massage) is particularly beneficial for any problems of nervous, digestive and reproductive system. A human’s face, head, neck and upper chest regions consists of many acupressure points correlating to the reproductive and digestive systems. This is a calming and detoxifying treatment that uses pure Ayurvedic oil / cream, botanical extracts and herbs working on specific energy points (Marma Points) to help restore balance, relax and relieve stress lines.


ayurvedic therapy for stress relief
ayurvedic therapy for stress relief

Shiroabhyanga and its multiple health benefits

  1.  It is a mental and emotional balancing, mind and soul relaxation therapy.
  2. Insomnia and schizophrenia patients are treated with this.
  3. It is really good for diseases which are related to the head, neck, eyes, ears, nose and throat.
  4. Gives firmness to the body by stimulating the nervous system.
  5. Highly useful for many diseases of the nervous system like nerve disorder, facial palsy, paralysis and drooping of eyelids.
  6. It helps in strengthening the neck and head muscles.
  7. Reduces headache and burning sensation of the head.
  8. Revitalize the pituitary glands and cools the body.
  9. Lymph-flow of the face, neck, arms and upper chest areas
  10. Calms down nervous system bringing a deepest state of relaxation
  11. Removes mental stress, anxieties and depression
  12. Treats Chronic neuro-musculoskeletal disorders
  13. Treats Hypertension
  14. Treats headaches and insomnia
  15. Relaxes face muscles, thereby promoting the regeneration of healthy looking skin
  16. Removes dandruff, premature graying and hair loss
  17. Simultaneously healing reproductive system
  18. Improves digestion and also the health of the skin.
  19. Brings you spiritual awakening and increases intuition.
  20. Controls mood swings and depression.
  21. It helps in rejuvenating your face and also helps in removing the worry lines on the face.
  22. The quality of voice is also improved with relax mind and soul.

>> The specialized forms of shirodhara are the tailadhara, ksheeradhara, takradhara and jaladhara.


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Pinda sweda Ayurvedic Therapy

This is a very common therapy. Pinda sweda is a refreshing and exhilarating ayurvedic therapy that is based on proper massaging the whole body with hot (not too hot) cotton bags. These bags are not normal cotton bags, but are made up from a combination of herbal leaves, rice (boiled in medicated milk), sand or medical herbs or powder, which are carefully chosen according to one’s dosha. The body perspires or sweat thus allowing the heat and herbal medication to penetrate deep into the skin. This is one of the treatments commonly used in India to relieve muscular pain and also to strengthen body tissues. Pinda Sweda is practiced for many other reasons as well like for arthritis, gout, paralysis, spondylosis, sciatica and other vata diseases.

ayurvedic massage for female
ayurvedic massage for female


  1. Lightness of the body;
  2. Reduced pain and stiffness;
  3. Better mobility of joints.


Ayurveda Face Massage Therapy

Ayurvedic face massage which is carried out by applying various types of herbal creams is really an effective face therapy for getting good shinning beautiful skin and face posture. It is a type of natural herbal cosmetic that helps in looking beautiful and refreshing. It is a rejuvenating as well as a deep and effective therapy. Common herbal creams used to carry out this face therapy are aloe vera, coconut or olive massage oils, honey or herbal liquids, such as pure Aloe Vera. During this therapy, herbal solution is applied and massage is done by giving pressure to specific pressure points on the face.

face massage therapy beauty benefits
face massage therapy beauty benefits

Benefits of the face massage:

1. More relaxed muscles and tissues of face and neck.
2. Improved appearance of skin on the forehead, eyes, nose and mouth.
3. Healthy, glowing skin and reduced puffiness.
4. You will notice reduction in various problems like allergies, eye strains, jaw tension, headache, muscle stress or pain, insomnia and many other head or face related issues.


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Neck & shoulder massage

In Ayurvedic medicine, neck and shoulders is important as a place that connects body with the head. Moreover your neck and shoulder are responsible for picking up lots of tough load at many times so they have to be strong and should posses great strength. It is known that neck is the passage for all the arteries and veins which supply oxygen and blood to the brain. Pain in the neck can be due to multiple reasons. It can be due to wrong posture while sleeping, sudden jerk or may be an injury. It can be a mechanical or a muscular problem or may be a rapped nerve which pains due to displacement or internal injury. Hence, these ayurvedic neck and shoulder massage can bring such an ease and relaxation to neck pains.

neck and shoulder massage ayurveda health benefits
neck and shoulder massage ayurveda health benefits

Multiple Benefits of neck and shoulder massage are:

  1. Most importantly it reduces neck and muscle pain, headache and tiredness;
  2. Helps in Lubrication of joints with proper oil;
  3. Reduces tenderness and provides relaxation;
  4. Increases blood circulation through out the upper body.


Sarwangadhara/Oil bath

As the name suggests, this involves the procedure of pouring a carefully controlled stream of different herbal mixture containing warm liquids (medicated oil or medicated milk) over the different body parts of the patient along with giving a massage at those locations. During the process performed the person is lying in a specially designed bed. The liquids for the procedure are picked according to one’s dosha or the type of the disease or treatment he wants.

best massage in kerela for ayurvedic treatment
best massage in kerela for ayurvedic treatment

Benefits of Sarwangadhara:

  1. Rejuvenates/refreshes the entire nervous system and skin;
  2. Helps in Strengthening the body;
  3. Gives relaxation and inner balance;
  4. it helps in Improving digestion;
  5. Makes the body lighter;
  6. Enhances sexual vigor;
  7. Cures vata doshas disease, muscular ache and dystrophy, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, insomnia and depression.


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ayurvedic way of gargling for better health
ayurvedic way of gargling for better health

Gandusha (Medicated gargle)

This is an Ayurvedic technique which involves swishing medicated oil or decoction/gargling into the mouth. It is used after the Vamana karma and Nashya. It is helpful for migraine, headache, oral ache, facial paralysis, women hormonal disorders.


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Anurag Ajmera

Anurag is the co-founder, technical head and member of research team for Medictips, working towards making it the Best online Health Care Station for people looking for Natural Remedies and Healthy Lifestyle. He is an Electronics Engineer and a well known Blogger. Health and Fitness enthusiast apart from being a Tech freak, he also like to write on other blogs like, actually he owns that also. Away from Blogging and work, he likes to go trekking, listening to music and try out new things.

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