Abhyang therapy is an ancient practice which predates the Vedic period.
The word Abhyanga is derived from Abhi + Anjana. Abhi - towards, into, upon etc., Anjana - to smear, to anoint Rubbing with unctuous substance, smearing the body with oil.
Abhyang means massage of whole-body including head with oil. Often medicated and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body . It can be beneficial for maintaining health and used as a medicine for certain disorders. It can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone.
- Massage in specific direction improves blood circulation, facilitates removal of the toxins from the tissues
- relieves physical and mental fatigue
- improves the functioning of musculoskeletal system, clears stiffness and heaviness of the body and leads to feeling of lightness.
- It assists development of healthy body, helps in improvement of body figure, recuperates the body tissues and reduces body weight as well as fat