Shiro Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic name for head massage. The head is the point where our senses, prana, and marma points join together to process everything we think and feel. Ayurvedic head massage is soothing and restores the effects of both physical and emotional stresses.
Abhyanga is an herbal oil massage that you can do to yourself and is especially helpful for balancing vata, pitta, and both mental and physical stress. There is a Sanskrit word sneha that can be translated as both “oil” and “love.” It is believed the effects of Abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, Abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.