Dr Sanisha Manikandan graduated as an Ayurvedic doctor from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Karnataka, India in 2011. Hailing from the state of Kerala in India – the heart of Ayurvedic tradition, knowledge and practice, she has been an Ayurvedic doctor and avid practitioner of this ancient Indian system of medicine that began 5,000 years ago.
Dr Manikandan is an Ayurvedic doctor who specialises in ‘Panchakarma’ treatments. Panchakarma is a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that is used for the cleansing and detoxification of the mind, body, and spirit. She is particularly well-versed in the administration of Shirodhara treatments. Shirodhara is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that involves gently pouring liquids over the forehead and is considered one of the steps involved in Panchakarma. The name comes from the Sanskrit words shiro (head) and dhara (flow).
Her 8 years of practice experience since graduation has included treating people with acute and chronic pain conditions, prescribing herbs and medicines, diet and lifestyle regimens.
She is also a professional member of the Ayurvedic Professionals Association (APA).