The word Abhyangam in itself means ‘to massage’. In Ayurveda, it is the name for a treatment that harmonizes the body with the soul.
This treatment includes body massage with herbal oils of different types in accordance with the ailment and the need of the client, designed around each patient, to suit his/her condition or disease. Two therapists synchronize their strokes and simultaneously massage in circular motion on Marma points for sixty minutes in tandem.
The Abhyangam massage rejuvenates the body and the mind, providing many emotional and physical advantages. It helps to detoxify the deep seated toxins through natural bodily process such as sweating and urination. The Abhyangam massage is infact beneficial for everyone as it deals with bringing about rejuvenation and thus general good health. However, it is especially useful for persons with problems such as those of obesity, diabetes, skin diseases etc. and is ideal for post delivery/natal care of mothers.
Other benefits include: Pain relief, stress relief, better sleep, improve blood circulation, beautification of skin, delayed aging, muscle relaxation, reducing swelling of arthritic joints, helps increase the production of white blood cells and antibodies, which provide resistance and immunity against viruses and diseases.