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 ABHYANGA

warm, medicated oil full-body massage


 

A traditional full body oil massage using meditated herbs to strengthen the skin, stimulate blood circulation and lymph, calm the nervous system, eliminate toxins and improve your overall well-being and longevity.

 

The purpose of Ayurvedic daily oil massage – also known as Abhyanga – as part of the everyday routine is to balance the nervous system, prevent physiological imbalances and to lubricate and promote flexibility of the muscles, tissues, and joints.

BENEFITS OF ABHYANGA

  • Calms the nervous system

  • Stimulates lymphatic circulation

  • Strengthens the skin

  • Eliminates toxins

  • Increases longevity

  • Massaging the skin Increases oxytocin

  • Stimulates the internal organs of the body

  • Benefits sleep patterns

  • Decreases the effects of ageing

  • Lubricates the joints

  • Supports upper respiratory immunity

  • Pacifies Vata and Pitta and stimulates Kapha

Oils Used

  • Best oil to use is medicated oils specific to your individual constitution and the season. Get in touch if you want to purchase Jes Chev Abhyanga Oil

  • Next best oil to use is cold-pressed, black sesame oil, as it can most effectively enter through the body and skin.

  • Use coconut oil in some Pitta imbalances, hot climates, and if the person has skin reaction to the sesame oil.



ABHYANGA FAQs:

When is it best to do Abhyanga? 

 Most optimal time to do Abhyanga is in the morning before you shower on an empty stomach. Otherwise anytime during the day on an empty stomach is best.

 

Do I have to wash the oil off my body? 

 When doing self-Abhyanga it is very important to wash the oil afterward so that the toxins that have been pulled out are not reabsorbed. Best to avoid highly chemical or fragrant soaps to maximize the effect of the oil and to not irritate the skin. Also, avoid hot showers.

 

Do I have to put oil on my head everyday? 

 For girls this can be a challenge. I get it, I have such thick hair! If you have the time and don't mind about washing your hair do the full head massage as it gets all the nerves stimulated, is very grounding and nourishing for the mind and nervous system. If you don't want to wash your hair or don't have the time to do it, apply a bit of oil on the crown chakra and rub it in. 

 

Is there any time that I shouldn't do self-massage or get an abhyanga?  

 Yes, very good question, best to avoid self-massage or nasya when you are sick with fever, or when woman are menstruating.


 
If you are treating the skin, and the skin disease may be due to the liver or due to the uterus, lungs, if you don’t treat these organs, you can’t solve the problem. If you do the Abhyanga, for example, modern medicine will never heal the diabetic person. But with Abhyanga and herbs, the patient gets well. The skin takes the responsibility (for the other organs).
— Dr. J.R. Raju