Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic Daily Massage

Abhyanga is a pleasant prescription for Mind/Body Health. A ritual so luxuriously relaxing, so blissfully comforting as a full-body warm oil massage, revs up your body and mind. 

Accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body dissolve during the daily massage. A daily full-body warm oil massage therefore acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body. 

Abhyanga – the Ayurvedic oil massage – is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well being. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep, enhances complexion of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body. 

How is the Ayurvedic abhyanga done? Use comfortable warm massage oil. Then massage the entire body. Apply light pressure on the sensitive areas such as the abdomen or the heart. Circular motions over rounded areas such as your head or joints, and straight strokes on straight areas such as your arms and legs work best. After your done, relax for 10-15 min, letting the oil and the massage do their magic. The longer the oil is on, the deeper it penetrates. Then follow with a relaxing warm bath or shower. You’ll find the process worth it!! 

To Ayurveda,

Kelly Krishna Dunn 

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