Acc to Ashtanga Hridaya,
“Abhyangam aachareth nityam…”
Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic holistic healing massage therapy (and NOT a conventional massage )with innumerable health benefits. It is considered that there is no better expression of self-love like anointing ourselves from head to toe with warm, medicated oil. This practice of full-body oil massage is known as Abhyanga. Similar to the experience of being loved, the practice nourishes the body, reinstates the balance of doshas and improves one’s well-being and longevity.
Abhyanga has several therapeutic effects as well. So it is important to note that this very procedure is both nourishing and therapeutic. A good Ayurveda physician can help in choosing the right medicine for a particular person, in regard with his/her disease, body constitution and habits.
👉Decreases aggravated Vata
👉Imroves clarity of vision
👉Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
👉Stimulates the internal organs of the body, increasing circulation
Abhyanga should be prescribed by a qualified Ayurveda Physician with due regard to one’s habit, congeniality and temperament and to the climate and the season of the year as well as to the preponderance of the deranged dosha or doshas in one’s physical constitution.