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Abhyanga – Ayurvedic Self Massage

21 Sep

What is an Abhyanga Massage

Abhyanga is a firm but gentle whole-body massage which incorporates the 107 marma points of the body.  This ayurvedic massage is prescribed to be performed everyday right before your shower.  Herb infused oils are poured over the body and massaged in a rhythmic motion with firm but gentle strokes then followed by a warm bath or shower.  Leaving you feeling energized and rejuvenated for the rest of the day.  If your schedule doesn’t allow for a daily massage, try and squeeze it in a least 3 or 4 times a week.

How Does it work

This helps the skin, the largest organ in the body, perform its diverse functions efficiently – whether that’s allowing toxins to be released from the body, or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. Abhyanga allows the skin to absorb the healing qualities of the oils and facilitates the release of toxins that may have accumulated during the night.

This wonderfully unique experience is also well adept at treating certain disorders and diseases, nourishing the body, extending your lifespan, promoting good sleep, enhancing skin texture, sharpening your vision, regulates body temperature, clears blocked  energy and blocked senses,  and finally fortifying physical stability and balance.

The Benefits of Self-Abhyanga

Feel recharged, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world by dedicating 10 minutes a day before your showers/baths.  Listed below are the benefits self-abhyanga massage are listed below.  that will leave you rejuvenated, recharged and ready to take on the world.

  1. Increases circulation of the whole body, especially the nerve endings
  2. Tones and strengthens the muscles of your whole physiology
  3. Calms nerves throughout the body and mind and increases your stamina throughout the day
  4. Lubricates joints
  5. Increases mental alertness by reliving stress and fatigue
  6. Improves elimination of waste from the body
  7. Detoxifies muscle tissue, organs and blood
  8. Smooths, softens and prevents aging of the skin
  9. Sounder and deeper sleep
  10. Balances mind, body and soul by balancing the constitutions

Diseases treated by Professional Abhyanga Massage

Alongside the receiving the benefits listed above, the Abhyanga is very successful in treating disorders and diseases listed below:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Eczema and Psoriasis
  3. Glaucoma, eye infections and poor eyesight
  4. Arthritis
  5. Weight Control/Imbalance and Obesity
  6. Spondylosis (lumbar and cervical)
  7. Various Rheumatic conditions
  8. Asthma
  9. Diabetes
  10. Hypertension
  11. Disc Prolapse
  12. Parkinson’s Disease
  13. Migraines and headaches
  14. Insomnia
  15. Allergies and Sinus blocks
  16. Sciatica and back pain
  17. Epilepsy
  18. ADD, Autism and ADHD
  19. Digestive problems
  20. Kidney diseases

When treating an imbalance in the body, the massage is performed using specifically medicated oils and ended with a herbal tea.  This can be carried out by 1 practitioner massaging the whole body, or two practitioners simultaneous and in synchrony.  Either way, the practitioners should be well versed in Ayurveda and the marma points.

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