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Shirodhara Diploma

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment which involves gently pouring warmed liquids over the forehead and in particular the 'third eye'. It was developed by vaidyas (practitioners of Ayurveda) in Kerala, India for use in restorative therapy and can be one of the steps involved in Panchakarma.
The name comes from the Sanskrit words ‘shiro’ meaning ‘head’ and ‘dhara’
which means 'flow'. The liquids used in a shirodhara treatment depend on what is being treated, but can include oil, milk, buttermilk, coconut water, or even plain water. Develop the skill to use this ancient healing practice to treat stress, anxiety, headaches and other head and neck problems.

Course content
• Health & safety
• Professional ethics
• Hygiene and sterilisation
• Diseases and disorders
• Contra indications
• History and theory of Ayurveda and Shirodhara
• Benefits & effects
• Preparation of client including consultation and recording keeping
• Materials, equipment and products
• Practical step by step tuition of Shirodhara technique
• Treatment planning/contra-actions / after care

Entry Requirement -
To be educated to GCSE Level.

Course duration -
1 Day.

Examination System -
Continual assessments takes place during the day. On completion of the course a final practical test is completed to assess knowledge gained during the course.

Course Fees -
150 including training workbook. (check for Special Offers - click here)

Qualification attained -
Athena Beauty Spa Diploma.

Professional insurance -
After successful completion of the course you will be awarded an Athena Beauty Spa Diploma. You will have the opportunity to join the industries associations that provide newsletters, insurance and other benefits to members. All Athena Beauty Spa Training courses are FULLY ACCREDITED, validated and recognised by Towergate Health & Beauty Insurance. See Professional Insurance for further details.


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