Shirodhara Therapy Seminar

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Shirodhara Therapy Seminar

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18 CE Credits

Shirodhara Therapy

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Cradled by warm smooth stones, this mind-melting ancient oil therapy enlivens our innate intelligence, igniting automatic self-healing. This Ayurvedic therapy dispels negative thoughts by dispersing the negative electrical impulses that accumulate at our foreheads from overthinking and stress. Learn how to provide a continuous flow of oil over the forehead of your clients to renew the sweetness of their lives.

One who applies oil on his head regularly does not suffer from headache, baldness, graying of hair, nor does his hair fall. Strength of his head and forehead is especially enhanced; his hair becomes black, long and deep-rooted; his sense organs work properly; the skin of his face becomes brightened; applying oil on the head produces sound sleep and happiness.” —Ayurvedic physician Charaka, in the first text on Ayurveda, written over 2,000 years ago.

Online Study Options:

Anyone can come. You don't have to be a healer or massage therapist. All students will give and receive the therapy as well as be presented with a demonstration of how this therapy is given properly. This particular shirodhara therapy is very unique because it incorporates heated and chilled sea stones to help harmonize and ground the clients during this very uplifting therapy. It helps pacify the "internal wind" we all carry around from stress. Karyn also uses stones in the oil to help regulate the temperature of the oil, as well as infuse the prana from the ocean that is within the matrix of each stone. 

Benefits of Shirodhara Therapy:

  • Eliminates diseases of head and disorders affecting neck, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system.

  • Balances the third eye and stimulates the nervous system by releasing neuro-hormones and creating ecstatic feelings of relaxation and pleasure.

  • Helps overcome stress and its ill effects on nervous system

  • Helps relieve insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches, rheumatism, hypertension, asthma, hair problems and stress

  • Gives great mental relaxation

  • Invigorates the body and mind and stimulate cognitive memories.

  • Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate at the skull and hairline from stress.

  • Renews the sweetness of life.

  • Rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines.

  • Opens the third eye.

  • Heightens the senses.

  • Increases intuition.

  • Activates the pituitary gland.

  • Increases spiritual awareness.

  • Regulates mood and depression disorders.

  • Activates the memory.

  • Stimulates the 6 & 7th charka which regulates our breathing patterns.

This therapy is an excellent addition to your massage or healing practice. It includes marma massage of the face, head, neck, shoulders and feet. Karyn will lead the class through the concepts, theory, benefits, precautionary measures and a demonstration of shirodhara therapy and a guided stone harvest on the first day. On the second day of class, students will have the chance to practice and receive shirodhara therapy through a guided practicum forum with Karyn. Shirodhara therapy involves a controlled flow of warm oil is gently poured over the “Ajna” or third eye chakra. The oil then streams down the crown chakra, which magnifies the senses, awakens the body’s natural healing process, reverses imbalances within the body, rejuvenates the face and renews the sweetness of life. Shirodhara is one of the most unique therapies available for reducing stress and enhancing cellular intelligence and immunity. 

What does Deepak Chopra say about Shirodhara? Learn more.

Student Objectives:

  • Learn the history of shirodhara therapy

  • Become competent at massaging the head & feet

  • Ascertain the contraindications

  • Understand the benefits

  • Become proficient in performing shirodhara

  • Discover marma points on the head and face

  • Learn about Ayurvedic facial analysis

  • Comprehend nasya and karna purana therapy

  • Become familiar with the Ayurvedic classification of massage oils

  • Define some common shirodhara remedies

  • Learn how to put the shirodhara equipment together

  • Become skilled in keeping the temperature of the oil consistent and the flow of oil uninterrupted.

  • Develop your intuition and how to connect deeply with your client

Please Note: To become an effective shirodhara therapist, it takes devotion, practice and more practice. The motivation to learn shirodhara therapy must come from your heart. It is not a therapy you can learn in a few days and become an expert, nor is this a therapy you should water- down in order to make make more money in your spa. This is a very sacred, profound art that takes lots of time and dedication to learn.

Additional Info:

  • Class Credits: 18 CEs from the NCBTMB

  • Food & Dining: Bring your own, or join us at one of the nearby restaurants

  • Master Instructor: Karyn Marie Chabot M.Ay, LMT, RYT (Karyn’s Bio)

PLEASE NOTE: The instructor of this class is subject to change. All Sacred Stone instructors are certified, qualified, experienced, skilled, gifted, and approved by Karyn!

What To Bring?

  • 1 lemon

  • Massage linens (Top sheet and fitted sheet) (Students who don't bring sheets can buy a set of used sheets at the school for $15)

  • 2 hand towels

  • 16 oz of food-grade, cold-pressed pure grapeseed oil (organic is best)

  • 1 large towel

  • Pen or pencil + paper

  • A sturdy bag for stone harvesting at the beach

  • Sunscreen and good walking shoes

  • Any type of foam for extra padding for the massage table you borrow at our school for practicum

Please note: SAMA is not responsible for traveling expenses should the class be canceled due to inclement weather or if the instructor is sick. We don’t have a list of substitute teachers locally, so if a teacher is sick, class will be rescheduled. Students must make travel plans with this in mind when planning to attend SAMA classes from out town.