Abhyanga is a warm oil massage administered as part of preparatory measure of Panchakarma treatment in Ayurveda. “Abhyanga” means to move energy into the body to pull out toxins from the body. It is also one of the seasonal preventive care treatments.
In this therapy, the patient has to lie down on a droni or wooden treatment table. Two therapists massage the patient with medicated warm oil adopting seven standard positions with slow, fast, and vigorous strokes on marma points. During the course of the massage the person lies on his right side, left side, stomach and again on his back and finally in the sitting position. After the massage herbal steam bath is also given to the patient.
Abhyanga, if done regularly, helps to regulate body functions physically and mentally. Normally the treatment goes on for 45 – 60 minutes per day for 14 days.
- Increases blood circulation thereby helping discard waste materials through perspiration, urine and excreta from the body.
- Cures Vata pre dominant diseases and Paralysis
- Improves muscle tone and complexion.
- Stimulates the nerves, gives sound sleep and complete relaxation.
- Slows down ageing process, relieves fatigue, promotes eye sight and longevity
- Strengthens vital organs, bones, muscles and blood vessels
- Regulates the digestive system.
- Reduce fat deposit in the body
- Benefits those who are unable to do exercise.
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