Healing through Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic Oil Massage

Staying healthy is much easier said than acted upon. Given the fast-paced world and its many distractions, you sometimes find it very difficult to sleep for enough hours, eat the right foods on the right time, work out regularly and unwind your mind whenever needed. These necessities are very basic yet we fail our bodies very badly. Modern medicine may spare you, but it will definitely drain so much of your quickly depleting finances and at times it may even generate new problems for you. Fortunately, there are alternative ways of enhancing the welfare of your mind and body. One of these is Abhyanga.

Abhyanga is the practice of Ayurvedic oil message. Ayurvedic medicine refers to the traditional system of healing that has been widely applied in India. It has been described by Ayurvedic medicine to be an important component of an ideal daily routine for improving overall health and well-being. The oil massage is ideal for granting the body a holistic form of care.

The Ayurvedic oil massage is very relaxing and calming, while at the same time stimulating and invigorating. The massage achieves these apparently contradictory effects by liberating both the mental and physical faculties from accumulated toxins and stress. The remarkable healing power of this Ayurvedic massage can be better demonstrated through specific functions that benefit an individual’s various systems.

The nervous system can be significantly enhanced using the oil massage. The massage makes the individual more mentally alert and calms the nerves, allowing people to respond more quickly and more efficiently to their surroundings. In spite of the tiresome workload, you may find it ironically very difficult to sleep. By releasing you from the compiled mental stresses, Abhyanga can make you sleep deeper and better.

The oil massage also tones the muscles and the total physiology of the person being massaged. It also lubricates the joints, allowing you to move your body more conveniently. The applied oils are also very beneficial to the skin by making it smoother, softer and more radiant. The massage is also instrumental for the removal of toxic impurities from the body. Abhyanga promotes blood circulation and grants remarkable relaxation. The heavenly relaxation provided by the massage can increase your stamina levels for the rest of the day.

Abhyanga is performed in the morning. Following this will make it easier for your body to release the harmful substances that accumulated the night before. The oil massage typically uses aroma massage oil, herbal massage oil or cured sesame oil. The oil is first warmed before being applied. The massage therapist tenderly applies the warm oil to your entire body. Your skin is allocated around five minutes for it to absorb the beneficial oil. The whole body is then massaged by the therapist and pressure is applied using both palms and fingers.

Light pressure must be applied to abdomen, chest and other sensitive parts of the body. More oil and greater time must be utilized on base of the fingernails, palms, soles and other body parts with high concentration of nerve endings. For best results, the therapist applies straight strokes on arms, legs and other straight body parts. Similarly, round movements are done over your head, joints and other round areas. After the massage, you must relax for around fifteen minutes. This relaxation period allows the massage and the oil to do their health wonders. Deeper skin penetration is expected if you allow the oil to stay longer. A refreshing shower normally follows each uplifting massage session.

Ayurvedic medicine suggests that the oil massage must be done daily. However, given your formidable schedule, you are advised to undergo Abhyanga whenever you are available.

Author: Uma


  1. Alisha Marshall says:

    Wow! that is must be great… Ayurvedic oil massage seems really good to try..

  2. Srishti says:

    Ayurvedic oil massage is a really good thing to try for complete relaxation of body.

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