Ayurvedic oil massage (abhanga) has several benefits. It pacifies kapha and vata, increase stamina, relieves fatigue and nourish all the body parts. Ayurveda recommends incorporating abhanga in your daily routine. Ayurvedic oil massage is traditionally performed in the morning, especially before you take a bath or shower. Sesame oil, herbal massage oil or aroma massage oil can be used for the massage. Here are some benefits of ayurvedic oil massage:
If daily massage on whole body is not possible then at least feet must be massaged. Feet massage before going to bed and head massage every third day can be helpful.
Selection of oil is very important in ayurvedic massage. There is specific oil for specific conditions. Massage with aswagandhaadi oil gives effective result in muscle atrophy. Brahmi oil is good for sound sleep and Mahaamarichyaadi is helps to control itching. Mahanarayana oil is good to treat muscle pains and arthritic conditions. You can get the best oil suitable for you by consulting an ayurvedic physician.
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