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 

  • Improves blood circulation and facilitates the removal of toxins from tissue.
  • Relieves physical and mental Fatigue.
  • Reduces muscle Stiffness and Pain. Lubricates the joints and thus reduces Pain and Inflammation of joints.
  • Abhyangam also reduces Stiffness, Tightness, Spasm in the muscle and increases the blood circulation to the muscle.
  • Increases mental relaxation and promotes better sleep.
  • Nourishes the skin and improves its texture.