With its high technology, Cristalmind achieved the feat of bringing within the reach of everyone a medical practice borrowed from ancient India.
This Shirodhara equipment is perfect for use either in professional spas and salons, or for use at home by individuals.
Cristalmind now ships free to your door. Please see the Shipping Info tab for details.
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A temperature controlled liquid flows agreeably on the forehead and rapidly aids a deep physical and mental relaxation accompanied by a profound state of mental silence and bliss.
Cristalmind equipment is light, portable, automatically controlled and allows us to easily receive correct Shirodhara therapy.
The standard Cristalmind uses water and gives a perfect Shirodhara at home without the expense and extra cleanup required with oils. Water is the recommended liquid for personal use in your home.
Professional users, Spas and home users who seek the traditional style of Shirodhara may choose the Oil model. Using oil is the traditional method of Shirodhara coming from India. Oil is much thicker than water and requires more pressure to pump. The Oil model Cristalmind operates with most oils that are liquid at room temperature. One of the greatest advantages of Cristalmind over older Shirodhara methods is the large reduction in oil usage, needing just 16oz (2 cups, approx 400ml) of oil to operate.
The Cristalmind is equipped with an inbuilt temperature controller and timer. A Shirodhara session can be timed between 20 to 60 minutes and temperature controlled between 36.5 and 38.5 °C (97.5 and 101.5 °F). The apparatus uses a transformer to function with a safe 12 V supply. The transformer meets the severe standard IEC 60335-1 for great safety and adapts to all sources of mains power (100-240V, 50-60 Hz). The apparatus has been built with a quiet pump suspended by a noise and vibration reducing flexible strap. The headrest allows all users to be comfortable, adults and children.
The high quality of Cristalmind will allow you to benefit from Shirodhara therapy for a long time, and it's portability will allow you to take it with you as you travel.
Cristalmind Shirodhara equipment is easy to maintain. Due to its small size it is easily portable (1.5 Kg / 3.3 Lb), and can be comfortably carried in its attractive backpack (see secondary image). One can use it virtually any place where power is available.
Installation takes just 3 minutes.
Cristalmind shirodhara equipment is made in Switzerland & Guaranteed for 2 years.
Here is a PDF file of the Cristalmind user manual. And you will need these illustrations.
DharmaSmart only ships Cristalmind to customers within USA.
Within USA shipping is included in the price so this item
ships free to your door.
Please Note: The Cristalmind will ship to you direct from the
manufacturer in Switzerland. Shipping time can take from 2 weeks
and up to 3 weeks. Customs clearance if required may add some days
to this depending whether your package is chosen for inspection or
not. We have no control over customs clearance times.
Please see this page for cleaning recommendations.
Most oils that are liquid at room temperature will work. Oils
are much thicker than water and require a higher pressure which is
why some components need to be changed over when operating with
this thicker liquid.
You can see a range of oils available at DharmaSmart here.
Important: Some oils that may be liquid at room
temperature, solidify as the temperature cools down overnight
depending on the climate you are in. Coconut oil is a good example
of this. If you choose to use coconut (or similar) oil in your
Cristalmind, you MUST be certain to clean ALL oil residue
thoroughly after use since once it solidifies the pump will not run
and the spout will be blocked until the oil becomes liquid again.
If this happens to you, please raise the room temperature enough to
liquify the oil. Please do NOT put the Cristalmind in an oven or a
The Cristalmind has been engineered and built in Switzerland
using a special technique to suspend the motor away from the
housing which has the effect of minimizing noise and vibration. The
motor is quiet enough that any sound is easily covered by
background music. Vibration is almost imperceptible and users
should find the whole experience very relaxing and therefore
The Cristalmind is guaranteed for two years from date of
The Cristalmind is a very reliable device and rarely requires
service. If you feel you need assistance, please first Contact Us with a full
description of the issue. We will then offer you advice on the best
course of action. DharmaSmart is a factory authorized service
center for Cristalmind.
The Cristalmind has a heating element and is designed to heat
the liquid from room temperature up to an operating temperature
that is user adjustable between approx. 36.5 and 38.5 °C (97.5 and
101.5 °F). For user safety reasons, it also has a power cut-off if
the temperature of the liquid exceeds this level by a pre
determined amount. As you would expect, the Cristalmind does take a
few minutes to heat the liquid up to operating temperature. It is
acceptable to warm your liquid first to speed up the commencment of
your shirodhara experience, however if you pre-heat your liquid
above the safety level, the Cristalmind will not begin operation
until the liquid has cooled to below the safe level.
When the Cristalmind is used for personal use, it is
acceptable to use the same oil for more than one family member in
the same day as long as no users have health issues. We recommend
however that the oil is replaced fresh each day of use. Even though
it would be possible for you to use the oil on more than one day if
the Cristalmind is just for your own use, the issue is that the
internal pump has a rubber strap suspending it in place to reduce
vibration and some oils can cause the strap to harden and
deteriorate faster if the oil is not cleaned off and dried each day
We also recommend that you do NOT dispose of used oil,
but pour it into a container and all of your family can use the oil
for Abhyanga massage as a daily routine. This is great for your
skin and saves the oil from going into the waste. See Lissa talk about Abhyanga here.
Please note that if you plan to use the Cristalmind on
non-family member clients (whether or not they pay) then you
will need to follow your local commercial health laws for cleaning
the equipment. Local health laws are different for every country
and state so you will need to ask for information in your local
area. In the case of clients, we still recommend NOT disposing of
the oil, but give it to the client for them to do abhyanga massage
at home. As with any spa treatment, the cost of the oil will need
to be included in the fee you charge.
If you use the water model Cristalmind shirodhara machine, the
above cleaning information still applies, however the cleaning
process is much easier, faster and there is no waste to be used up,
only used water to empty.
There are no known negative side effects, however please use
Can I operate the Oil model Cristalmind with
The Oil model Cristalmind will operate with water, however the
oil model is designed for more pressure to move the oil and will
cause water to flow much too fast for a shirodhara. For cleaning
purposes, we recommend running soapy water through the
Cristalmind, and it will work fine for that purpose.
Note: the information below relates only to older models only
which is not currently available.
How do I add the oil kit?
Adding the oil kit (and changing back to the water kit again) is
a simple operation of changing 2 components. Watch a video Changing from water to oil.
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