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Abhyanga Massage Benefits


Abhyanga – application of oil on the body is one of the simple but a very powerful ayurveda procedure to maintain wellness of the body. Infact, many ayurvedic physicians correlate application of oil with self-love, the one that spreads warmth and stimulating feeling all over the body. You may be wondering what good can a mere application of oil can do for our body? At the outset, it should be clearly understood that skin, the single largest organ of our body, can very well receive all the goodness contained in the oil and efficiently convert them to rectify imbalances of doshas in body, says a reputed doctor of ayurved treatment centre in Pune.

So, what are the benefits that we can derive out of Abhyanga, the traditional practice of Ayurveda aimed at pacifying Pitta and Vata Dosha? After finding them out, let us also have a glimpse of oils that can be deployed for Abhyanga and the best time to do it. Here we go:

Benefits of Abhyanga

  • It unleashes the ability of body to promote self healing
  • The touch therapy of Abhyanga induces our hormones to get balanced.
  • Stimulates nervous system
  • Enhance the coordination between sensory organs and motor controls.
  • The passive exercise provided by Abhyanga strengthens the muscle. That being said, the gentle pressure of this therapy also relaxes the muscle.
  • Increases the luster of skin
  • Diminishes the dry effect of skin
  • Thanks to the presence of Vitamin E and other nutrients in massaging oil, it nourishes the skin and thereby renders anti-ageing properties.
  • Reduces stress level in mind and hence promotes good sleep.
  • Improves internal circulation of blood.
  • Provides perfect lubrication for all joints and tissues.
  • Augments stamina level
  • Most importantly, detoxifies the body and renders excellent rejuvenation.

Oils for Abhyanga

It should be borne in the mind that Abhyanga is both a therapeutic and preventive procedure to balance Vata and Pitta dosha levels. Based on the seasonal conditions and individual dosha levels, our Ayurvedic Doctor in Pune makes careful selection of medicated oil to achieve intended results.

  • Mahamasha Tailam – For severe Vata and Pitta Dosha imbalance conditions and to treat neurological ailments.
  • Bala Tailam – suitable for Vata doshas and mainly used to bolster muscle strength.
  • Dhanwantharam Tailam – A combination of more than forty ingredients, it is suitable for both Vata and Pitta Doshas
  • Karpasasthyadi Tailam – For Vata Dosha Imbalance conditions such as neuro-muscular ailments.

Again based on the body conditions, these oils are used as such or in combination of carrier oils. While sesame and almond oils are suitable to rectify Vata Doshas, coconut and olive oil are employed for Pitta Doshas.

How to derive best benefits

Right from the selection of oils to time of application, everything needs to be comprehensively planned and executed to achieve good results. For instance, performing Abhyanga before taking bath encourages the removal of toxins that had accumulated overnight, it results in sound sleep when carried out before bedtime.

When Abhyanga is being performed as a therapeutic procedure for curing ailments, your Ayurvedic physician would be the best judge to select the time and composition of oils. So, apart from these conditions, what else can ensure good results?

  • Necessity of oil to be in optimal temperature (slightly warmed)
  • Application of oil should begin from head and proceed towards the lower limbs
  • The body position should be in sitting posture.
  • After completing Abhyanga, bath should be taken in hot water with a help of medicated soap or powder.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of Abhyanga procedures or would like to avail our Ayurvedic Abhyanga services, you can always contact out Ayurvedic massage centre in Pune by scheduling an appointment.

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