Abhyanga – the Ayurvedic oil massage- is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well being. Traditional Ayurvedic texts way eloquent on the benefits. Here's what one says - "Give yourself a full body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep, enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body".
Here are some of the Benefits traditionally associated with regular performance of this pleasant daily ritual:
Abhyanga provides the means for transdermal absorption of the healing qualities of the material used in the massage, and it helps the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, perform its diverse functions efficiently, whether it is allowing toxins to be released from the body or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. It is like oiling the engine of your car- If you do it regularly, your engine will be in peak condition, and give you years and years of trouble free performance.
Herbalized massage oils contain a blend of carefully chosen herbs known for their ability to strengthen the physiology and balance the mind. Ayurveda employs a variety of powerful massage techniques to help rectify instability within the structure. Treatment plans all usually individually tailored, so whether you need to rest the brain or purify and revitalise our bodies, a suitable treatment package will be prescribed to help carry the body back into stability.