Abhyanga massage provides the means for transdermal absorption of the healing qualities of specific oils and herbs used in the massage and helps the skin perform its diverse functions efficiently. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and protecting this precious body part is key to good health and well being. An Abhyanga oil massage allows toxins to be released from the body or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. This process has been compared to 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.
Abhyanga or Abiyangam is an ayurvedic holistic healing massage therapy and not a conventional massage. There are innumerable health benefits and is considered an expression of self-love, anointing ourselves from head to toe with warm, Ayurvedic oils. This practice of full-body oil massage is known as Abhyanga. Similar to the experience of being loved, the practice nourishes the body, reinstates the balance of the doshas , and improves one’s well-being and longevity.
There are many benefits to Abhyanga and some may even surprise you!
Here's a list of 5 of some of our favorite and most surprising benefits from a continued and long-term Abhyanga practice:
1. Eliminates body impurities and helps in reducing built up toxins which can cause pockets of fat: Try making this Ayurvedic massage your ultimate partner in weight maintenance program and experience surprising results without any side effects. In Ayurveda, excess body weight is considered as body imbalance. The medicated oils in Abhyanga massage acts as fat burner, getting rid of all the impurities and toxins from your body. This is not a weight loss program or process, but a way to increase circulation and allowing oils and herbs to treat congested areas.
2. Calms nerves and promotes deeper and better sleep: The sensation of Abhyanga is deeply nourishing to your brain, nervous system, mind, soul, skin, and joints. The massage rouses a feeling of being wrapped in loving arms. It emulates the warmth and makes a powerful difference in how you feel about yourself as well as about everything and everyone around you. This type of massage replaces your anxieties with a sense of calmness and contentment as the oils used in the Ayurvedic massage are heavy, stable, warm, calm, and grounding- all the qualities of sound sleep. The massage will help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night long.
3. Softens and smoothens skin, reduces effects of ageing: Dreaming of lush, soft skin in spite of seasonal changes without any sensation of dryness and cracking? Abhyanga oil therapy creates a buffer between your skin and harsh environmental effects, maintaining skin soft and supple. You can notice your increased resistance to dryness, cracking, and even bruising, thanks to the hydration and lubrication of the skin using Abhyanga. The Ayurvedic full-body massage also strengthens the fragile skin and increases skin's natural vibrant beauty helping skin to adopt the ageing process more gracefully and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Improves blood circulation and stimulates internal organs: Abhyanga oil massage stimulates blood circulation, encouraging a quick removal of metabolic wastes and provides an instant relief to stress and anxiety which lead towards disease. These massages increase energy and stamina to last throughout the day. A key benefit of Abhyanga is its ability to stimulate and nourish internal organs as this type of massage helps in tuning up the functioning of the organs and optimizes the body’s ability to flush out toxins. An Abhyanga massage also revitalizes and energizes the cells of the body.
YOU are the most important factor in this life and by providing yourself the treatments of Abhyanga Oil Massage has physical, emotional and psychological effects. Each one of us deserve to be cared for, nourished, and loved. By making Abhyanga a regular practice, you are essentially thanking and taking care of yourself at a deeper level. Prioritizing your needs and providing yourself the much needed "me time"will give you a deep sense of warmth, stability, comfort and confidence.
The warm medicated oils used in Abhyanga deeply penetrate the cells of your body and release physical, mental and spiritual toxins from our body, hence detoxifying our body from head to toe, inside out. The oils, herbs and massage will be carefully chosen and customized to suit your body type and doshas, enabling you to precipitate the stored-up toxins and promoting self-healing of cells.
Eliminates body impurities and helps in reducing weight:
Calms nerves and promotes deeper and better sleep:
Softens and smoothens skin, reduces effects of ageing:
Improves blood circulation and stimulates internal organs
Allows for a deep sense of YOU and the Self-Care process
Investment in Yourself: Abhyanga Oil Massage are priced based on a sliding scale starting at $55 for a half an hour session and increasing to $75-$108 for an hour or 90 minutes, depending on your personal needs. Ayurvedic Oils and herb pouches are chosen for your specific dosha and health needs. What's a Dosha? Contact Melissa to find out how to find your dosha.
Is Abhyanga Oil Massage Right for You? Book a consultation today to speak with Melissa about your options.