Hi,

My name is Lisa. I am a relaxation massage therapist in New Zealand and am very keen to learn Ayurveda Massage.

I would like to know whether Shirodhara can be done only as a 'relaxation' message?

As I am not a Ayurveda doctor, I would not know how to use medicated oils correctly according to ones Doshas. As my intention is not to do therapeutic massage (to cure illnesses) thought that using medicated oils may require further study/knowledge as I am only a relaxation massage therapist. So, just purely for relaxation purpose, can Shirodhara be done by using coconut oil or olive oil?

Can there be adverse effects on my clients if I do Shirodhara as a relaxation massage?

Your assistance is much appreciated.
Lisa Mansell