An amazing masterpiece of Ayurveda known to invigorate and rejuvenate the inner you, Abhyangam is one of the most important practices to maintain a healthy body and mind. The meaning of ‘Abhyanga,’ is the application of oil to the body. It is the process of oleation, smearing medicated oils all over the body followed by gentle massaging of the whole body.
The herbal oil used for this purpose is decided by the Ayurvedic physician on basis of the patient’s Dosha Prakriti. A variety of Ayurvedic techniques are applied along the energy channels (Srotas) of your body in a synchronized manner to restore the flow of vital energy, Prana. Also, the systematic massage with Ayurvedic herbal oils help squeeze out toxic accumulation from the channels. Abhyangam treatment addresses imbalances within the body and works to bring a person’s Dosha back into its original state.
The massage along with steam bath produces great results. The effects are compounded since the heat and steam allow the medicated oils to seep into the body and nourish them from the inside.
Miraculous Benefits of the Therapy:
- Eliminates toxins
- Boosts Immunity
- Increases energy
- Balances the nervous system
- Increases blood circulation
- Reduces joint pain and increases flexibility
- Cleanses the lymphatic system
- Reduces fatty tissues
- Eases stress-related problems
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves sleep
The patient is laid on a massaging table and warm medicated oils selected and prepared according to his/her Dosha type, is applied on him. A gentle systematic massage is done on the whole body and fundamentally more on the required body parts by trained therapists, for around 30 to 60 minutes depending on the body type.
After the therapy the patient is said to take complete rest for some time for the oil to be absorbed in the body. Light digestible diet would be advised after the bath.