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
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
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.
HOW TO PREFORM SELF-ABHYANGA
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.