Abhyangam 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 doshic type. An Ayurvedic physician can access this and decide the appropriate oils and exact way of massage. After the procedure the person is directed to take herbal steam bath.
Duration of the treatment: 45-60 minutes
Benefits of Abhyangam:
Subsides ailments caused by Vata dosha and Kapha dosha
Pacifies Vata dosha
Provides resistance against diseases Improves complexion and luster of the skin
Increases physical strength
Abhyangam is also an important and integral part of Panchakarma procedure as pre-operative procedure. Here 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.