E: reception@muditainstitute.com

P: (02) 6684 6090

E: reception@muditainstitute.com

P: (02) 6684 6090

“Having a shirodhara is like being gently lulled into a deep meditative state. The constant stream of warm oil on your forehead combined with the cool darkness of your eyes being covered, the scent of rose water and medicated oils and the silence (apart from gentle Indian music) transports you to another place... a place deep inside where you feel calm, quiet, peaceful and sane. It is the best antidote in the world for a busy life and strung out nervous system!!”



Offering relief from anxiety, headaches, hormone imbalance or insomnia

60min - $90 for single treatment / $80 concession

60min - $80 per treatment for a series of 5 ($400)

+ $50 for Medicated Shirodhara Oil (which you keep and re-use for up to 9 subsequent treatments or use at home)

How do you pronounce it?

You pronounce ‘Shirodhara’ much like it looks... Shiro - Dara. It is a sanskrit word where Shiro means ‘head’ and dhara means ‘flow’.

What is it good for?

A deeply effective therapy in the treatment of stress, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. It is also beneficial for depression, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, high blood pressure, migraines and chronic headaches.

What does it involve?

Shirodhara involves the precise pouring of warm, specially medicated herbal oil upon the forehead. The treatment includes a head massage. Depending upon your condition, an alternative liquid may be used such as a herbal decoction or milk decoction.

How oily will my hair be after the treatment?

Your hair will be very, very oily after a treatment. You will be given a scarf to wear home – it is advised to not expose your head to the elements after the treatment.

How will I feel afterwards?

You will feel super, super relaxed.  If you’ve been pushing yourself too much, this treatment will definitely bring your nervous system to a screaming halt. You will most likely just want to lie down and rest afterwards - which is exactly what you should do, if at all possible.  So, try not to schedule anything in after a shirodhara.

When should I avoid having shirodhara?

You should avoid having a shirodhara if you are suffering from a cold, fever, diarrhoea, menstruation, or any acute illness.

What oils do you use?

For all of our treatments, we use Bio Veda Ayurvedic Massage Oils made in Kerala, South India, by a company that adheres strictly to traditional manufacturing processes while using modern technology in areas of hygiene and quality control.

The oils are made exactly in accordance with the classical Ayurvedic texts from formulations that have been used for thousands of years. These oils (with either a base of black sesame or coconut oil) have been meticulously prepared over a period of days, or even weeks, in a unique process that retains the medicinal and energetic qualities of the plants. When applied, Ayurvedic medicated oils easily penetrate the skin and deliver the healing properties of the herbal formulations directly to the body through dermal absorption. 

To book an appointment, click on the button below:


Copyright Mudita Institute.  ABN 94 508 244 203.  Website by Nadia Marshall


Kerryn Harkin

Ayurvedic Consultant & Therapist

Works Wed & Fri

Martin Pain

Ayurvedic Therapist

Works Tues & Thurs