Inherent from its therapeutic nature, Ayurvedic massages harmonise the body and stimulate the muscles to be relaxed, increase blood circulation and remove impurities from the body. It is safe and can be undergone by both genders of any age. Optimum results can be achieved when the massage is administered by trained therapists under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician. Specific oils infused with traditional herbs, based on the bio-energy of the person is gently massaged into the body.
Ayurvedic oil massage (abhanga) has several benefits. It pacifies kapha and vata, increase stamina, relieves fatigue and nourish all the body parts. Ayurveda recommends incorporating abhanga in your daily routine. Ayurvedic oil massage is traditionally performed in the morning, especially before you take a bath or shower. Sesame oil, herbal massage oil or aroma massage oil can be used for the massage. Here are some benefits of ayurvedic oil massage:
According to ancient ayurvedic text, regular oil massage (abhyanga) delays the aging process.
Ayurvedic oil massage gives similar feeling as that of the regular meditation. After massage you will feel settled, serene and in a bliss like state.
Ayurvedic oil massage loosens the deep seated toxins from joints and tissues and releases them into system, where they are eliminated. Besides this, the accumulated toxins from skin are also released to give you healthy and clearer skin.
Another benefit of ayurvedic oil massage is that it strengthens and tones the muscles and even resilient to injury.
Ayurvedic massage with warm oil helps to nourish, strengthen and lubricate the joints. It makes the joints resilient to wear and tear.
Another important benefit of ayurvedic oil massage is that it pacifies vata dosha. Our day to day anxiety and stress are due to aggravated vata dosha. Since both the warm oil and soothing touch are vata-pacifying so the combination of both of them works best for vata.
It increases blood circulation, especially in the nerve ending.
it encourages sound and deeper sleep at night.
With regular oil massage your skin will look moisturised, lustrous and supple.
Ayurvedic oil massage also helps to balance kapha dosha. In simpler words, it revitalises lethargic body and mind by enhancing blood circulation throughout the body.
It also helps to calm nervous system and mind. With regular oil massage you will feel rested, calm, alert as well as focused.