Shirodhara Therapy


Shirodhara is an ancient ayurvedic therapy. It involves a pouring of warm oil over the “third eye”, a point located between eyebrows.


  • Helps with disorders affecting neck, eyes, ears, nose and nervous system
  • Helps one to overcome stress and its ill effects on nervous system
  • Helps relieve insomnia, fatigue, tension, anxiety, anger, chronic headaches
  • Encourages mental relaxation
  • Invigorates the body and mind and stimulates cognitive memories
  • Disperses negative electrical impulses that accumulate in the skull and hairline from stress
  • Rejuvenates the face and softens worry lines
  • Activates the pituitary gland or “master” gland
  • Regulates mood and depression disorders

The session at Harmony Life also includes Marma Therapy (Dosha Balancing)  for the first part of the session.

What is Dosha Balancing with Marma Therapy?

In simple English Dosha is our constitution or our DNA. At birth our DNA predispose who we are, how we look and how we react – our constitution.  Ayurveda recognizes three main constitions or Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. When our constitution changes – we might get sick.

Vata constitution people are easily excited, artistic and can never stick to the same routine day after day. When you think Vata, think an artist. In the animal kingdom a crane is a perfect Vata.

Vata imbalance might result in: Hyperventilation, Extra bone tissue, Insomnia, Pain, Tremors, Hypersensitivity, and Diarrhea.

Pitta people are full of energy. Think business owner or a leader. They have tones of ideas and all the energy in the world to implement them. In the animal kingdom a horse is a perfect Pitta.

Pitta imbalance might result in: Hyperacidity, Hypertension, Skin problems, Spleen problems, Bleeding disorders, Abscesses, Inflammations, Excess menstruation.

Kapha (pronounce Kapa) people are solid as a rock in appearance and emotions. They like fixed agendas, well-traveled roads and slow to change. In the animal kingdom an elephant is a Kapha.

Kapha imbalance might result in: Uncontrollable hunger, Hypoglycemia, Edema, Swollen glands and lymphatic, Obesity, Premature ejaculation, Excessive oily sweat, Frequent urination, Excess flow of breast milk.

Excessive Doshas can be balanced with Marma Therapy – another ancient Ayurveda practice. In the essence it is the application of the very light circular movements and essential oils appropriate for client’s constitution to the Marma Points. In many cases the practitioner will also use Reiki Therapy. Marma points are mostly located at the same positions as acupuncture points. To simplify you can think of Marma Therapy as acupuncture without needles.

Balanced Doshas might help with many health issues triggered by constitutional imbalance in our body.


About Marina Lando

Marina Lando, MS, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, and the author of "Dynamic Healing, a practitioner's guide to Reiki applications" Marina Lando is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is the founder af Harmony Life, locally owned healing Reiki center and academy in Cary, NC. The center offers wide range of healing modalities: Medical Reiki, Clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic treatments, Infrared Sauna in Cary. Marina offer classes and workshops: Reiki I-III Certification and Reiki Maste - 10 CE credits for massage therapists, Aromatherapy, Chakra System, Dynamic Healing workshops (where she teaches Reiki Protocols she developped) - 16 CE credits for massage therapists She studied complimentary medicine with her grandmother since the age of seven and continued her education in natural healing techniques through adult life. Her current practice includes Medical Reiki , Aromatherapy and Guided meditation.