Abhyanga is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic massage used for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit.

The word ‘Abhyanga’ is composed of two Sanskrit words, Abhin means ‘towards’ and Anga, in one of its meanings, refers to ‘movement’.

Sarvanga Abhyanga is a synchronized massaging of the whole body in the direction of the movement of arterial blood. In practical terms, it means massaging the body in the direction of bodily hairs. The scientific reason for this protocol may be to increase the blood flow towards the most distal parts of the body and avoid overwhelming the heart through increased venous return if the massage is done towards the heart, or in other words, in the direction opposite to that of the body hair.


  • Pacifies the doshas
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Builds stamina
  • Increases relaxation
  • Sound sleep
  • Healthy skin
  • Promotes longevity
  • Nourishes the body

Treatment Duration

40 TO 45 MIN

The treatment duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Treatment Course Duration

7 days, 14 days, 21 days

The treatment course duration depends on the consulting physician and the severity of the condition.

Mode of Action of Sarvanga Abhyanga

When the Abhyanga starts, the medicines come in contact with the skin. The massage with a circular movement will stimulate lymph nodes, increases the lymph flow, and relaxes the lymphatic system which reduces blood pressure. It increases blood circulation which brings toxins from all over the body to the lungs through veins where fresh oxygen purifies the blood and recycles it in the body. Thus it improves nutrition to cells and tissue and increases RBC.

Waste products like lactic acid & congestion of blood in exhausted muscle get removed & they become refreshed. Proper Abhyanga removes dirt from the skin, cleans millions of pores on the skin & helps indirectly to the action of the lungs, large intestine & kidneys. Abhyanga works with a fine network of nerves lying underneath the skin & excites the nervous system.

The two types of the nervous system – Central & Autonomic work through the spine situated in the vertebral column, sending its offshoots to the whole body through the opening in vertebrae. Abhyanga can bring about change & influence the physical as well as the emotional well-being of an individual.


  • Paralysis
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Body ache
  • Rejuvenation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic pains
  • Insomnia
  • Circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Asthma and bronchitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprain
  • Gout