Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic therapeutic hot oil massage that can be tailored to meet various needs of the body. This is the complete therapy that supports the body to heal and thrive. Abhyanga helps to lubricate the body, improve circulation, calm the nerves, reduce stress, relieve stiffness, boost the digestion, improve metabolism and to balance doshas. It is highly recommended in anxiety, stress, aches and pains, sluggish metabolism, poor digestion, poor circulation, dry skin, stiffness, poor sleep and so on. Abhyanga supports healing in different diseases like arthritis, spondylosis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, neck pain, low back pain, vertebral disc prolapse, digestive disorders, mental health, diabetes, weight loss and so on.
Abhyanga differs from other forms of massages by the holistic approach, attention to the details, application of pressure to ease stiffness, use of complete palm for relaxation, treatment to vital points
(marma) in the body, long relaxing strokes and use of herbalized oils. Most of the herbalized oils contain 10 to 20 herbs-some of them even 80-100 -with sesame oil or coconut oil as the base. Each of the oil has special benefits according to the herbs and oil used. Rafeena will select the most suitable herbalized oil for you.
Massage is done using mainly both palms and tips of the fingers. Abhyanga always begins from head which is considered as the root of the body in Ayurveda. Then lying on the massage table on your stomach, soles and back of the body will be massaged. Then after turning around, foot, front of the body and face will be massaged. When you are lying down on your back, cooling cotton pads are placed on your eyes to get added benefits. The effects of Abhyanga can be boosted with a session of steam therapy where you will sit in a chamber filled with aromatic steam.
Abhyanga is very helpful to boost the metabolism and alleviate stress. Abhyanga is an important step during the days of detox. The number, frequency and duration of Abhyanga required will vary from person to person and the imbalance. Abhyanga is a regime that should be included in daily care plans. So, periodical Abhyanga can help to give long lasting effects on health, digestion, sleep, immunity, vitality and youth fullness. It is highly recommended to take a session of Abhyanga once a month to maintain your general health.