Abhyanga (Sanskrit अभ्यंग or अभ्यङ्ग "oil massage") is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil.
The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions.
A daily full-body warm oil massage therefore acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body. Abhyanga "ayurvedic oil massage" is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being.
Traditional ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits.
Conditions Helped by Abhyanga Therapy :-
Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology ,Calming for the nerves.
Lubrication of the joints, Increased mental alertness
Improved elimination of impurities from the body, Softer, smoother skin
Increased levels of stamina through the day, Better, deeper sleep at night
Nourishes the entire body—decreases the effects of aging
Imparts muscle tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
Imparts a firmness to the limbs, Lubricates the joints
Increases circulation, Stimulates the internal organs of the body
Assists in elimination of impurities from the body
Moves the lymph, aiding in detoxification, Increases stamina
Calms the nerves, Benefits sleep—better, deeper sleep
Enhances vision, Makes hair (scalp) grow luxuriantly, thick, soft and glossy
Softens and smoothens skin; wrinkles are reduced and disappear
Pacifies Vata and Pitta and stimulates Kapha—to learn