The complete therapy is done with herbalised oils, prepared according to the ancient Ayurvedic texts. This is known as Abhyanga and the oils used will be suitable for constitutional needs. The use of herbalised oils with specific benefits and specific techniques, help Abhyanga to provide relaxation and pain-relieving at the same time. Long relaxing strokes, triggers at pressure points, and other strokes that can address stiffness, knots, and relax the system are used to achieve desired results. Abhyanga provides lubrication to the skin, improves circulation, reduces stiffness, and provides calmness. It can be modified to address almost any need by using the right oil and right techniques. It can be done just once or repeatedly for several days as desired. A session of steam helps to boost the results.
Abhyanga is a Sanskrit terminology, which refers to the application of oil all over the body. Authentic Ayurvedic textbooks recommend this as an integral part of the daily life routine for all who want to maintain good health and energy levels. It is a deeply relaxing and refreshing whole body massage with medicated herbal oils to take good care of the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of the person while balancing the doshas. Practicing abhyanga regularly gives a profound feeling of stability, calm, strength, and well-being.

Here are several benefits associated with regular performance of this wonderful and effective treatment:

  • Increased blood circulation, especially to nerve endings
  • Toning of the muscles
  • Lubrication of the joints
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Improved elimination of impurities from the body
  • Softer and smoother skin
  • Increased levels of stamina
  • Better and deeper sleep at night

Applying warm medicated oil promotes circulation. Abhyanga helps the skin to absorb the nourishing and healing properties of the oil. These therapeutic factors of oil act as nutrient and medicinal agents on the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, performing its diverse functions efficiently, whether it is allowing toxins to be released from the body or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. It is like oiling the engine of your car — if you do it regularly, your engine will be in peak condition and give you years and years of trouble-free performance.

Abhyanga is indicated in the following conditions:

  • Pain and stiffness in the muscles
  • Paralysis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative changes in body
  • Swelling or edema in the body
  • Generalised weakness
  • Relaxation
  • Fatigue
  • Rehabilitation of body after injury or surgery
  • Rehabilitation of body after injury or surgery
  • Headache
  • Decreased range of motion