Abhyangam is one of the most important dincharyas (daily regimen) mentioned in the Ayurveda for achieving good health and longevity. In Ayurveda, Abhyanga is done by using herbal oils that have several health benefits.
Procedure – The herbal oil used for it and is customized as per the patient’s Prakruti and presenting conditions. Abhyanga can be performed by a single therapist or by two therapists working in synchronization.
Apply firm pressure on the extremities and light to very light pressure should be applied to the neck, abdomen, heart area, face, eyes, and forehead. The abdomen should be massaged in a clockwise circular motion in the direction of the large intestine. Move up on the right side then straight across the abdomen and then downwards on the left side.
The scientific reason for this may be due to the increase in blood flow towards the most distal parts of the body. If the abhyanga is done towards the heart, or in the direction opposite to that of the body hair, the massage may overwhelm the heart through the increased venous return.
Rest for 15 minutes after massage then takes a warm water bath.
- Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
- Increased mental alertness and level of stamina through the day
- Improves toning of the muscles and whole physiology
- It softens and smoothens skin, reduces effects of aging
- Calms the nerves and promotes deeper and better sleep
- Eliminates body impurities and helps in reducing weight
- Improves blood circulation and stimulates internal organs
Packages for IPD Patients –
- Consultation with MD Ayurvedic Physician
- Well-Hygienic Accommodation
- Daily Routine Examination
- Daily two sittings of Panchakarma Therapies
- All three Ayurvedic Meals