This is a full body therapeutic massage with warm-oil used to balance and relax the body, mind and spirit. The oil application procedure is designed to stimulate circulation, help with body and mind detoxification, prevent premature aging, and alleviate pain. Abhayanga promotes the blood circulation, treats various disorders and gives a glossy and soft appearance to the skin, improves colour and strength of the body and protect against the vitiation and aggravation of vata and kapha doshas. It also induces sound sleep and creates general sense of well being.
The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.
Abhyangais the anointing of the body with oil. Often medicated and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing. For thousands of years people have used abhyanga to maintain health, benefit sleep patterns, increase longevity. It has also been used as a medicine for certain disorders. Abhyangacan be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost anyone.
The benefits that can be expected from regular performance of Abhyanga:
- Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
- Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
- Calming for the nerves
- Lubrication of the joints
- Increased mental alertness
- Improved elimination of impurities from the body
- Softer, smoother skin
- Increased levels of stamina during the day
- Better, deeper sleep at night
- Stronger immunity