Abhyangam is a Sanskrit word, which means application of oil all over the body. Ancient Ayurvedic text books recommend this as an integral part of the daily routine to all who wish good health and longevity of life. It is relaxing and refreshing full body massage with medicated herbal oils to take care of physical, mental, emotional well being of the person while balancing the doshas.
Duration of treatment: 45-60 minutes
Ayurvedic classical texts state that abhyangam when performed daily has following benefits
Pacifies Vata dosha
Provides resistance against disease and disharmony
Improves complexion and luster of the skin
Provides resistance against injuries and gives power to recover quickly
Subsides ailments caused by Vata dosha and Kapha dosha
Increases physical strength
Abhyangam is also an important and integral part of Panchakarma procedure as pre-operative procedure. Here the oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastrointestinal tract. This also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple.