Shirodhara is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that involves pouring warm oil over the forehead (the “third eye” area) in a steady stream. The oil is typically infused with herbs that are believed to have therapeutic properties. The treatment is said to promote deep relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mental clarity. Some people also claim that it can help with insomnia, headaches, and other conditions. The procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes, and is usually done in a quiet, dimly-lit room. It can be performed as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other Ayurvedic therapies.