Abhyanga, one of the most popular and ancient Ayurvedic therapies for the preservation of health. It involves full body warm oil massage. The type of oil used is specific to the individuals depending on their body constitution. It can also vary according to the seasons. Few of the oils used for Abhyanga include sesame, coconut, sunflower, mustard and almond. Sometimes oil medicated with herbs are used for specific conditions.
Method – A specialty at Ayurvedagram, Abhyanga is a full body massage done using medicated herbal oils by two therapists in a synchronized manner. The number of strokes and pressure vary with the physical condition of the individual. According to classical texts, Abhyanga is advised daily to prevent ageing and degeneration process. Ayurvedagram has pioneered this therapy as per the ancient Ayurvedic classics and standardized the procedure with a specific number of strokes.
Benefits –Abhyanga has a positive impact on the whole body physically, mentally and emotionally while balancing the individual doshas. Its rhythmic motion helps to relieve joints and muscles from stiffness and makes all body movements free. This stimulating treatment increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages quick removal of metabolic wastes, while providing relief to diseases such as anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, rheumatic and arthritic problems, backaches and injuries. Synchronized massage is also beneficial in preventing wrinkles and scales, improving skin texture and complexion, curing spondylitis, sleep disorders, paralysis, improving physical consistency, inducing sound sleep, increasing general sense of well-being and life span.
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