Abhyangam – General Body Message
Abhyangam is an ayurveda term for a common phrase “body massage”. Abhyangam is advised as a daily routine. It improves overall health and maintains a healthy skin. At the same time abhyangam increases the vitality, virility and also increases the production of antibodies to support the resistivity against micro organism. Abhyangam also improves nervous system; therefore it is considered as a protecting and rejuvenating therapeutic method.
Full body massage
This relaxing and refreshing full body massage is a masterpiece of Kerala Ayurveda. It is done with medicated herbal oils by therapists in a synchronized manner for 60 minutes. The number of strokes and pressure vary with the condition of the individual. This massage is indicated daily to prevent ageing and degeneration. This therapy will treat the whole body physically, mentally and emotionally while balancing the doshas. Its rhythmic motion helps to relieve joints and muscles from stiffness and helps in freeing body movements. This stimulating treatment increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages quick removal of metabolic wastes, while providing relief to diseases such as anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, arthritic problems, backaches and injuries. The effects of both are compounded since the heat and steam allow the medicated oils to seep into the body and nourish from the inside.
Who can benefit from a Body Massage?
2. Working individual
3. Young adults
5. Dry skin people
6. All types of arthritis, cervical & lumar spondylosis.
For normal person Abhyangam is advised once in 14 days. This oil massage can be done for 45 – 60 minutes.
What we can get benefit for afterwards?
• Improves blood circulation
• Relives the muscular pain
• Improves immunity
• Tunes the nervous system
• Improves the skin texture
• Nourishes the bone and joints
The mininum duration of Abhyangam is from 7 days to 21 days. Abhyangam is done using medicated oil all over the body. Among the three humours, vata is the one which is helpful for movement. The quality of normal vata is to create a movement. Once its being distrubed it create a number of health problems such as movements with pain and dryness. Therefore medicated oil’s reduce the imbalance created in vata humour.
1 Full body 60 min – without giving heat compression
90 min – with heat compression
Half body massage
This include massaging low back, hip, thighs knees, legs and foot. Absolutely relaxing for people who walks and sits a lot. The hard massage reduces the stiffness of muscles.
1 Back pain, leg pain.
2 sciatic pain
3 muscle pain – thigh, calf.
4 weakness of leg.
Head and neck massage –
Here the therapist gives soothing massage to head, neck and shoulders. Reducing the stiffness of shoulders. Absolutely relaxing for people who sits for long duration, also for professionals who spend hours in front of monitor.
1 cervical spondylosis
2 neck stiffness
3 soft tissue damage of neck
4 numbness of hands
7 Loss of sleep
Foot massage – Marma reflexology
Massages the sole, and ankle. Foot can represent entire body. There are 5 important marma in foot. And areas which represent some important organs. Applying pressure to these marma points reduces the pain related to foot, as well as the stress on other concerned body parts. The foot massage also help in Relaxation and Stress Relief. Better Sleep. Improved Circulation. Lower the Blood Pressure.
1 Long walkers, stressors.
3 Pain on foot and ankle
4 improving blood circulation to foot.
5 Calcaneal spur
Spine massage –
Gently massage the muscles of the back, that support your spine. The massage relaxes the spine. Help to get good sleep and increase efficiency of work. It is highly beneficial for IT professionals and others who spend more time in sitting.
1. Back pain and neck pain
2. Good for IT persons
3. Sitting continuously for 7 – 8 hours.
4. Stiffness of spine