What Makes Us Different
Simply put, the ShiroBliss team is dedicated to providing a system that our clients will LOVE to use.
For us, this means thousands of hours considering each aspect of an automatic shirodhara system in order to optimize feel, function, ease-of-use, reliability and safety.
For you, it means a beautiful tool that performs seamlessly day-in and day-out.
Our designs have both the practitioner and the client in mind. Precise temperature regulation, easy clean-up and feather quiet operation make our Shirodhara systems a joy to work with. Choosing the ShiroBliss is a commitment to excellence and a new standard in quality and performance.
Administering Shirodhara without an “automatic” system requires patience, focus, skill, experience… and perhaps a little luck. First, a quantity of oil is heated to the desired temperature then manually ladled into the upper bowl. The resulting stream is directed onto the client’s forehead in the prescribed pattern. Simultaneously and in silence, the practitioner repeatedly refills the upper vessel, maintains the oil temperature and controls the oil returning to the lower vessel to prevent spills. On top of that, the healer ideally maintains a meditative, healing energy space for the client. While Shirodhara is said to “reduce headaches and expand awareness” for the client, it is easy to understand why in practice, it rarely has this effect on the practitioner!
The Shirobliss system provides for “automatic” control of the oil temperature and silent re-circulation of oil. This frees the practitioner to simply direct the oil stream and focus deeply on the client. ShiroBliss’s elegance and functionality simplifies Shirodhara administration so that it can be done by anyone. In fact, the “Elite” model allows for self-administration of the therapy!
Automatic Vs Manual
The Automatic ShiroBliss Shirodhara System was created in 2007 by Rick Sanger for Suzanne, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and therapist. Suzanne needed Shirodhara equipment that could travel well, was attractive, versatile, automatic, reliable and performed flawlessly. At the time, nothing on the market met her needs. Rick, an inventor and engineer set himself to the process of design and creation. Thus, the ShiroBliss was born – and so was a new family, as Suzanne and Rick were married 2 years later!
Since 2007, the ShiroBliss team has grown to include a bright and enthusiastic group of dedicated Ayurvedic Practitioners and artisans who are committed to providing the best tools for administering Ayurveda in a modern world. We’ve been working for over 8 years to provide this wonderful product and continue to think and rethink how to make it better and provide new offerings to the Ayurvedic Therapist community. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor!
A Note for Discerning Shoppers
To be candid – I’ve been obsessing on this system for about 8 years. I’ve thought through every aspect – the pros & cons – how to make it easy to use – how to make it quiet. And like any engineer/artist, I am my own worst critic. But I am now convinced that this system is easily the best on the market – the highest quality, the best thought-out, the most carefully crafted. No question.
Additionally, many of the features simply aren’t available in any other system. For example:
The system allows the user to specify the exact desired target temperature. Set & forget. There is no need to adjust a knob if the room is a little colder than usual. It uses a “PID” temperature control system similar to that used in industrial processes – much more sophisticated than a simple thermostat which has inherent fluctuations.
The system allows for flow rate adjustment during therapies without any disturbance to the upper bowl (no fussing with a valve that is attached to the upper bowl, or worse yet, hidden under the lower bowl)
Ability to adjust lower bowl height to minimize “oil drop” from the client’s head to the collection bowl.
Anti-pendulum system: the upper bowl can be moved freely, but will not “swing” by itself. When you are ready to let go, it will stay where you leave it!
Safe. Safe. Safe. The system has redundant temperature limiting systems.
I hope this helps you in your search for your next Shirodhara System.
-Rick Sanger, April 2015