Abhyanga is a panchakarma procedure that involves whole body massage by two therapists. This is a gentle, synchronized massage that is employed on the whole body using medicated oils. The massage is deep penetrating, gentle and detoxifying. Oils are selected based on your prakruti (constitution). A 40-60 minute massage, followed by a steam bath or a hot shower, is enough to rejuvenate you. Abhyanga nourishes the body, helps you have a sound sleep, smoothens skin, improves vision, and provides better physical agility. Overall, you feel lighter after abhyanga.
Abhyanga is normally recommended in vata disorders and works wonders in cases of stress-related problems. It offers a number of benefits at the physical, mental, and emotional levels. Here is a summary: