Shiro Abhyangam is a specialized Ayurvedic therapy used to treat various ailments like Headache, Sinusitis, Migraine neurological disorder, Hair fall, Dandruff, premature greying, etc.
Shiro Abhyanga is a poorva karma for Shiro Dhara, Shiro Vasti, Talapothichil, and other head-related therapies.

“Shiro” means head and “Abhyanga” means massage. Shiro Abhyanga is a process in which massage is done by a qualified therapist on the head with the help of medicated oil systematically prescribed by an Ayurvedic consultant.


  • Helps prevent migraines, headaches
  • Promotes hair growth.
  • Prevents dandruff
  • Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage.
  • Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness, and insomnia.
  • Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Renews energy levels.
  • Helps to release stress
  • Prevents scalp dryness
  • Prevents scalp psoriasis
  • Boosts memory capabilities.

Treatment Duration

30 TO 35 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Treatment Course Duration

7 days, 14 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Mode of Action of Shiro Abhyangam

Absorption of substances through the skin depends on several factors, the most important of which are concentration, duration of contact, the solubility of medication, the physical condition of the skin, and part of the body exposed.
The local effect of Shiro Abhyanga depends on the type of medicine used for the procedure.

The local effect is based on cellular absorption of drugs through the transdermal route. Systemically cellular absorption and circulation have effects on CNS.
The local application passes through the stratum corneum into the blood vessel and reaches the appropriate organ.

The symptoms like tension headache and muscular tension caused due to sustained contraction of skeletal muscles can be relieved by the physical effect of Shiro abhyanga.

Shiro Abhyanga improves circulation thereby correcting brain circulation which is very important in stress. A symptom like a migraine headache, which is caused by extracranial

Vasodilatation and the neurological symptoms are produced by intra cranial was Constriction.

Shiro abhyanga may help regularize the blood supply of the brain and can relieve the pain of migraine to some extent.


  • Hair fall
  • Headache
  • Cranial nerve disorders
  • Stress
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Alopecia
  • Insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Premature greying
  • Dandruff
  • Migraine
  • Scalp dryness