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A daily full-body warm oil massage acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.
Ayurvedic Oil Massage (Abhyanga) – is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. It is nourishing and grounding, pacifies Vata and Kapha, relieves fatigue, and enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin. When the views expressed in the different Ayurvedic texts are put together, here are the benefits that can be expected from regular performance of this pleasant daily ritual:
- Increased circulation
- Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
- Calming for the nerves
- Lubrication of the joints
- Increased mental alertness
- Improved elimination of impurities from the body
- Softer, smoother skin
- Increased levels of stamina through the day
- Better, deeper sleep at night
- The Ayurvedic massage is traditionally performed in the morning, before your bath or shower.
Abhyanga Massage Instructions:
Use comfortably warm massage oil. You can warm your oil by holding the container under running hot water for a few minutes.
Dip your fingertips into the warm oil and apply it lightly to the entire body.
Wait for 4-5 minutes to let some of the oil be absorbed by your skin.
Massage the entire body, applying even pressure with the whole hand – palm and fingers.
Apply light pressure on sensitive areas such as the abdomen or the heart.
Use more oil and spend more time where nerve endings are concentrated, such as the soles of feet, palms of hands and along the base of the fingernails. 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 you’re done, relax for 10-15 minutes, allowing the oil and the massage do their magic. Follow with a relaxing warm bath or shower.
If your schedule doesn’t allow for a daily massage, try and squeeze it in at least 3 or 4 times a week. It’s an amazing to start your day!