Abhyanga the Oil Massage of Ayurveda

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Abhyanga is an important part of Ayurvedic treatment called Panchakarma. It aims at relaxing the body and mind, by improving the flow of energy and by opening the channels.

Abhyanga a part of Ayurveda

Ayurveda gives great importance to oil massage. Sutrasthana in Charaka Samhita says that the body of a person who uses oil massage regularly is not affected by any disease; not even affected by accidental injuries or strenuous work. Oil massage sharpens the senses, activates the brain, keeps the body trimmed and fit.

Abhyanga is the therapy of anointing the body with oil. Often the oils used for massaging are infused with herbs and applied warm. The entire body is applied with oil and given massage before bathing. Herbs and oils, necessary for treating the ailments of the body, are used for massaging. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for each individual. This therapeutic treatment allows the medicated oil pass through minute channels in the body and penetrate deep layers of tissues.

Part of Panchakarma

Abhyanga is an important part of Ayurvedic treatment called Panchakarma. It is performed in the preparation phase of every treatment by which the organs of the body are prepared to receive the medication and respond properly. It aims at relaxing the body and mind, by improving the flow of energy and by opening the meridian channels. As a normal process, it helps the body to eliminate the toxins.

Preparation of treatment

Ayurvedic massage includes Abhyanga and Shirodhara. Shirodhara is applying or pouring herbal oils or mixtures on the forehead or head to tone up the brain and parts of the head. This treatment also relieves stress, relaxes the whole body and nourishes the nervous system.

Abhyanga, the part of Ayurvedic treatment, helps eliminate toxins, tone up the nerves and provide relaxation and nourishment to both body and mind.
Abhyanga mobilizes the vitiated doshas that reside stagnant in the organs and helps removing the imbalance of the three humors. When the imbalance of the dosha embedded in the tissues is mobilized and corrected the person feels great relaxation and healing.

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Abhyanga, Ayurveda, Elimination, Mobilize, Oil Massage, Panchakarma, Relaxation

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author avatar Ptrikha
22nd May 2014 (#)

A great therapy, and it seems very rejuvenating.

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author avatar vpaulose
22nd May 2014 (#)

It is a rejuvenating therapy. Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd May 2014 (#)

Lovely...many thanks vpaulose...

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author avatar vpaulose
22nd May 2014 (#)

Thank you my sister Delicia.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
28th May 2014 (#)

Awesome post as well labeled as one of a kind, cheers!

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author avatar vpaulose
29th May 2014 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar M G Singh
30th May 2014 (#)

Your knowledge about ayurveda is fantastic. Nice post

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author avatar vpaulose
1st Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you for your loving support.

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author avatar Jyothi
29th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you sir, simple and nice post

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author avatar Rajani venu
29th Oct 2014 (#)

Very nice.....

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