Abhyanga Ayurvedic Body Massage
Ayurvedic massage is known as 'abhyanga'. Abhyanga is a synchronized massaging of the body towards the direction of the movement of arterial blood.
Abhyanga ayurvedic body massage may be done using oil, herbal powder, herbal pastes or ghee. It is a part of the dinacharya (daily routine) suggested by ayurveda. It is used for relief of pain, stiffness and tiredness. It also forms an important part of snehana which is an indispensable prelude to Panchakarma treatments.
Abhyanga ayurvedic massage create balance between the body, mind and spirit, by stimulating the body's energy channels and centers. During the abhyanga massage, a large amount of warm oil is spread over the entire body including the scalp, ears and feet. After an Ayurveda massage it is said that all the essential herbs are absorbed by the body, which is excellent for your health.
Aim of Abhyanga ayurvedic body massage is to encourage the removal of toxins from the body, stimulate visual function, aid restful sleep, encourage beautiful skin, enhance the immune system and improve general health.
Benefits of Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage
Marma Kizhi : This Kizhi is a speciality of Kalari Chikitsa ad is included in the Kalari Marma Massage. As Kalari Chikitsa was developed to prevent and treat warrior's injuries, this kizhi is useful in modern day sports injuries.
Navara Kizhi (Shashtika Pinda Sweda) : The main ingredient in this Kizhi is Navara rice which is harvested in 60 days and is used exclusively for treatments in Ayurveda. The rice is cooked in a mixture of cow's milk and herbal decoctions and tied in a poultice. The poultice is dipped into warm milk and herbal decoctions throughout the treatment. The ingredients and rejuvenating and nourishing to the body.
Abhyanga Massage is effective in various types of ailments:
- Relieves tiredness due to various physical activities
- Relieves and controls vitiated vata dosha in the body
- Improves eyesight
- Strengthens the body
- Induces sound sleep
- Improves the quality of skin, making it tender, delicate and strong. .
- Protects the body of stress, excretion and diseases due to vitiated vata dosha.