Sanskrit word Abhyangam means application of oil all over the body. Ancient Ayurvedic text books recommend this is an integral part of the daily routine to all who wish good health and longevity of life. It is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that involves massage of the entire body from the head to toe with dosha – specific warm herb infused oil. The oil is commonly Pre-mixed with herbs for specific conditions.
It’s the most popular massage in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine from India. Ayurveda focuses on maintaining health through natural practices like massage and what you eat.
Abhyangam is performed over a specially designed wooden table by trained masseurs. An Ayurvedic physician decides the appropriate oils and exact way of massage. A lukewarm oil is applied followed by a body massage in 7 different postures.
- Right lateral
- Lying face down
- Left lateral
Duration of the treatment is 45-60 minutes.
Benefits of Abhyanga
- Reduce stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve skin Health
- Reduce muscle stiffness
- Reduces age related physical changes