The Benefits of Abhyanga Massage

What is Abhyanga?

Abhyanga is a traditional Ayurvedic technique of massaging the whole body with warm, herbal oil. It can be a self-massage or performed by a practitioner. The massage is typically performed by a trained Ayurvedic practitioner or a massage therapist, who will use warm oil that has been infused with specific herbs and spices to balance all the doshas. 


Abhyanga massage is a holistic healing practice that can promote overall health and well-being by addressing the mind, body and spirit. Regular abhyanga massages can be a great way to maintain balance and prevent the onset of various health conditions. 



What to expect during your Abhyanga Massage?

As soon as you step into our clinic, the ambience of care and warm welcome you. Have a cup of tea and meet our team who will discuss your goals and ask you about any health conditions that might impact your abhyanga.

Our massage spaces have been designed to have a warm, peaceful and comfortable setting.

The massage typically begins with the practitioner applying warm oil and massaging it into the scalp & hair. Our abhyanga begins with a facial massage with a special skin oil, while stimulating the marma points that relieve stress, and improve skin tone. Your job? To melt on the table and allow the oils to do their job. 

The massage is performed using long strokes and gentle pressure, with a focus on the marma points (energy points) of the body. We pay attention to the entire body, including the limbs, back, stomach, and chest, while ensuring your comfort and confidence.

The practitioner uses a combination of different strokes & techniques to work the oil into the skin and muscles. 

After the massage, you can rest for a few mins and enjoy a cup of warm  herbal tea.

An optional add-on of a steam bath to allow the oils to soak deeper and to sweat out any toxins is available, and must be reserved ahead of time. 

Benefits Of Abhyanga​

  1. Relaxation: The warm oil and gentle abhyanga techniques help to relax the body and reduce stress and tension.
  2. Improved circulation: Abhyanga massage helps to improve blood flow and circulation throughout the body.
  3. Detoxification: The massage helps to remove toxins from the body and promote overall health and wellness.
  4. Moisturizing: The herbal oils used in the massage provide deep moisturization for the skin.
  5. Anti-aging: The massage helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and tone, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. Improved sleep: The massage can help to promote better sleep and reduce insomnia.
  7. Relief from pain: The massage can provide relief from pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
  8. Improve immunity: The massage can help in improve the immunity of the body by increasing the circulation of white blood cells.
  9. Improve skin health: The massage can help improve the health and appearance of the skin by nourishing it with herbal oils.
  10. Improve joint health: The massage can help improve the health of the joints by increasing circulation to the area and keeping the joints lubricated.

Did you know?

The abhyanga massage has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, which carries nutrients to cells and removes toxins from them. 

Lymph is also connected to the immune system —  contains white blood cells, nodes that destroy bacteria, viruses, etc and maintains fluid balance and amino acids. 

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