Ayurvedic Oil Massage
Therapeutic oil massage therapy (Abhyanga) and other Ayurvedic physical therapies are beneficial when applied as part of a complete Treatment Program.
Therapeutic oil massage is a major part of Ayurveda. It rejuvenates, removes fatigue, strengthens the body, soothes, nourishes the skin, aids the digestive system, induces relaxation, improves circulation, relieves blockages, alleviates pain, increases longevity and immunity.
In Ayurveda, it is highly praised and recommended a daily practice. As people follow the daily practice of eating and sleeping, so should they receive regular massage. Regular massage treatment relaxes the muscles, nerves, bones and the whole body. It aids the digestive system by maintaining the proper balance and circulation of the body gases. It induces deep sleep, increase the appetite and generally makes life more joyful.
The type of massage administered and the oil used depend on the condition present. Fragrant and health giving organic oils are best. Oil, ghee or other lubricants depending on the body type, the atmosphere and the season should be used for massage. For those suffering from a Vata disorder, massage plays a major part of the treatment.