The traditional Ayurvedic therapy called abhyanga is suggested for detoxifying a person's body, mind, and soul.
Abhyanga is a massage that is done with warm oil. The oil is applied on the entire body, from the scalp to the soles of your feet.
Though there isn’t much research on abhyanga specifically, it’s been practiced for thousands of years. The benefits reported are
Some other benefits include
Abhyanga is an integral part of the Panchakarma procedure. The oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage which helps the toxins to move towards the gastrointestinal tract. This also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple.
Abhyanga is performed over a specially designed wooden table (Droni) by trained masseurs. The sesame oil processed with various herbs is selected based on person’s dosha type. When combined with massage strokes, it’s thought to promote overall health and wellness.
Abhyanga is typically performed by a massage therapist. But it’s also possible to do an abhyanga self-massage in the comfort of your own home.