What is Abhyanga?
The word Abhyanga came from Sanskrit words Abhi means “to apply” and Anga means “body”.
Application of Ayurvedic oil made of herbs over the body and massaging is called Abhyanga.
Abhyanga in general pacifies Vata dosha, but the ingredients in the Ayurvedic oil determines which dosha or dosha combination is taken care of. Talk to your Ayurvedic Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor) for more specific information about which oil need to be selected.
Abhyanga is performed in 2 occasions
1. Abhyanga as a main therapy (Abhyanga as Pradhan Karma)
Abhyanga will be performed with specific oil according to the condition which it is indicated for. Oil selection is very important in this case. Absorption of particular oil in to the body system is expected in order to bring back wellness to that particular area of attention.
2. Abhyanga as supplementing other main therapies (Abhyanga as Purva Karma)
Abhyanga is performed sometimes to prepare our body to receive other therapies. This is a way to groom our body before performing other main therapies like Shirodhara Scalp oil third eye treatment, Kizhi Pouch massage, Nasyam nasal treatment, Kati Vasti back wellness therapy and more.
What conditions can the specific oils be used for?
- Muscular pain
- Back pain
- Nourish dry skin
What are the benefits of Abhyanga oil massage?
- Rejuvenates your entire physical structure and promotes mental relaxation
- Relieve your mind and body from many kinds of stresses and toxic build ups
- Balance the endocrine system
- Calm the nervous system
- Rejuvenate the skin
- Tone muscles
- Eliminate Metabolic waste
- Lubricate the joints
- Increase mental alertness
- Promote youthfulness
- Stimulate internal organs