Kerala Ayurvedic Massage, known as the Abhyanga or Abhyangam, is one of the most important dincharyas (daily regimen) mentioned in the classics for achieving good health and longevity. It includes a full body massage done using herbal oils that have several health benefits. Experts believe that many of the prevalent modern-day massage techniques are the modified forms of Abhyangam.
The health benefits of Abhyangham- Kerala massage are mentioned in the Ancient Ayurvedic text Ashtanga Hridaya. It is believed to prevent Ageing, reduce Fatigue, and also diminish the effects of aggravated Vata Dosha.
How is Kerala Ayurvedic Massage Performed?
Abhyangam can be performed in several classical positions. At Dhanvantari Ayurveda Clinic, it is done in 7 different classical positions with long flowing strokes. Some Ayurvedic centres perform it in 4 positions. The number of strokes used and amount of pressure applied during massage varies based on the individual’s requirements and ‘Prakriti.’ The herbal oil used for it is customised as per the patient’s Prakriti and presenting conditions. Ayurvedic Massage can be performed as a stand-alone therapy or as a precursor to other therapy regimen; it can be performed by a single therapist or by two therapists working in synchronisation.
Benefits Of Ayurvedic Abhyangam Massage
Pain Management II Depression & Anxiety II Immunity II Gastric Problems II Mental Health II Mukh lepam (Facial) II Weight Loss II Paralysis II Eye Care II Vaman II Virechanam II Nasyam II Sneha Basti II Kashaya Basti II Ayurvedic Enema II Back Pain II Joint Pain II Abhyangam Massage II Udwartanam Massage II Padabhyangam massage II Shirodhara Massage II Kizhi (pottali) Massage II Spine Basti II Netra Tarpanam II Ksheerdhara II Kati Basti II Greeva Basti II Janu Basti