Abhyanga – The Ayurvedic Massage


Abhyanga” — the ayurvedic oil massage — Abyangha (Sanskrit: अभ्यंग or अभ्यङ्ग “Oil Massage”) is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm pre-medicated with herbs oil.

Here are some of the benefits traditionally associated with regular performance of this pleasant daily ritual:

  • Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
  • 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.

    Abhyanga provides the means for trans-dermal absorption of the healing qualities of the material used in the massage, and it helps the skin, which is the largest organ in the body, perform its diverse functions efficiently, whether it is allowing toxins to be released from the body or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. It is like oiling the engine of your car — if you do it regularly, your engine will be in peak condition, and give you years and years of trouble-free performance.

  • Duration: Abhyanga and steam bath, 1- 1 ½ hrs.

    Deepest Effects:

    Abhyanga nourishes the skin, and gradually the tissues beneath. With habitual use of this technique, each of the dhatus is replenished. Dhatus are the 7 levels of bodily tissue that create the structure and make the functioning of bodily systems possible. They are:

    1. Rasa Dhatu: plasma, white blood cells and immune system
    2. Rakta Dhatu: red blood cells
    3. Mamsa Dhatu: muscle
    4. Meda Dhatu: fat tissue
    5. Asthi: bone and cartilage
    6. Majja: nervous system and bone marrow
    7. Shakra: male reproductive tract Or Artava: female reproductive tract.

    For more information contact:

    Dr. Gautham Alva K.  M.D. [Ayu]

    Ayurveda Consultant and Panchakarma Specialist

    #2-1-6A, Next to Sony Centre,
    Chilimbi, Ladyhill,
    Dakshin Kannada,
    Karnataka, India

    Ph. No. :  +91824 – 2452 444Email : drgauthamalva@gmail.com

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