Abhyanga (Oil Body Massage)


Abhyanga in Sanskrit means to make the body parts glow. It is derived from two words, Abha and Anga meaning Glow and body part respectively. It is one of the most common massage practiced in Ayurveda and is considered as Snehana or Oleation Therapy. A verse in Ayurveda text says, “Abhyangamachareth Nityam…” ie. Abhyanga must be practiced every day. It is an inevitable pre-procedure to any treatments practiced in Ayurveda. It can be done locally or entirely according to the condition. An expert masseur can identify the knots/painful points/inflammation on the body while doing Abhyanga. The massage covers head, face …..