Abhyangam( Ayurvedic massage therapy)
Abhyanga, also known as Ayurvedic massage differs significantly from regular body massages. The term ‘abhyanga’ comes from the Sanskrit words Abhi, meaning ‘towards,’ and Anga, meaning ‘movement.’ This unique massage technique is effective for achieving radiant skin and slowing down the ageing process of your skin. This skin rejuvenation treatment can have a refreshing effect on the individual, not just physically but mentally as well.
Detoxification: Abhyanga therapy helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
Stress Relief: Abhyangam calms your body and mind, helping reduce stress.
Improves Blood Circulation: Abhyangam contributes to better sleep and enhanced skin nourishment through increased blood circulation.
Balances Doshas: Abhyangam helps to balance the doshas, promoting overall balance within the body. This therapy also helps to moisturise the skin, improves texture, and offers relief from issues like wrinkles and scars.
Hair and Scalp Health: Abhyangam contributes to improved scalp health, addressing hair concerns and promoting growth.
Which oils are specifically used for Abhyanga?
Abhyanga massage therapy is done using warm herbal oils and done in the direction of the arterial blood flow. This approach not only enhances blood circulation but also brings relief from pain and stiffness. Beyond its physical benefits, Abhyanga plays a vital role in restoring balance to the body’s Doshas. The choice of oil for Abhyanga is determined by the specific Dosha that is affected. This thoughtful selection of oils enhances the overall effectiveness of the massage in promoting holistic well-being.