Abhyanga: The Ancient Ayurvedic Therapy That Can Change Your Life

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Abhyanga, also known as Ayurvedic oil massage, is an ancient therapy that has numerous health benefits. Here's a look at Abhyanga, a 6000 years old traditional practice and how it can enhance your wellbeing.

What is Abhyanga Massage?

Abhyanga, often simplified as massage, but it is more than just a physical manipulation of the body.
Abhyanga is an artful blend of touch and therapy with medicated herbal oils, which is most of the times part of a group of therapies to nourish/correct imbalances in the body, mind and soul. It involves massaging the entire body with warm herbalized oil tailored to one's body type, skin type for rejuvenation purpose or to treat disease conditions etc. Unlike western massages that focus on manipulating muscles, Abhyanga additionally aims to increase peripheral circulation, mobilize toxins, nourish tissues, and balance the doshas - the bioenergetic forces that govern health according to Ayurveda when it’s administered along with detoxification therapies.

Benefits as a Preventive Medicine

When done regularly, Abhyanga massage alone confers stability, longevity and protection against daily stresses. Benefits include:

  • Calming the Nervous System: The gentle strokes of Abhyanga soothe the nerves, reducing stress and promoting a sense of calm.

  • Enhanced Circulation: Abhyanga promotes better blood circulation, ensuring that your body's vital systems receive the nourishment they require.

  • Inducing Deep Sleep: A well-performed Abhyanga can lead to deep and restful sleep, which is crucial for overall health.

  • Strengthening the Immune System: Regular Abhyanga sessions enhance your body's defense mechanisms, helping you ward off illnesses.

  • Slowing Down Aging: The nourishing effects of Abhyanga on the skin can help maintain a youthful appearance.

  • Preventing Chronic Illnesses: Abhyanga can be a powerful preventive tool, reducing the risk of chronic health conditions.

  • Increasing Energy and Vitality: It rejuvenates your body, leaving you energized and vitalized.

It also enhances physical appearance by deeply nourishing the skin and is excellent self-care to start the day with.

Abhyanga in our Dr. P. Alikuttys Ayurveda & Modern Hospital Kottakkal and our focus

Abhyanga is prescribed as a therapy for various health conditions including:

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Back pain

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Post-stroke management

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Skin diseases

Herbal oils tailored to you by our qualified doctors

Medicated herbal oils exert their healing actions like anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant and nerve tonic effects. Regular sessions can help manage chronic disorders. Examples include the following:

  • Pinda taila

  • Sahacharadi taila

  • Muruvenna taila

  • Dhanwantaram taila

  • Ksheerabala taila

  • Mahanarayana taila

  • Kottamchukadi taila

  • Chinchadi taila 

For a deeper, more immersive experience, Dr. P. Alikuttys Ayurveda & Modern Hospital Kottakkal offers a therapeutic oasis. With its roots in ancient wisdom and its branches extending into modern wellness, Abhyanga stands as a testament to Ayurveda's enduring relevance in our quest for health in many health conditions where the outcomes are relevant even today.

Why Get Abhyanga Treatments at Dr. P. Alikuttys Ayurveda & Modern Hospital Kottakkal?

At our center, Abhyanga begins with consultation to choose specific oil to your body type, skin etc by our expert doctors followed by warm herbal oil application in smooth, skilled strokes by our skilled therapists. This is followed by a gentle massage over the joints, muscles and vital marma points. After 40-60 minutes, the client showers, leaving a light layer of oil for the skin to absorb.

We customize Abhyanga for each client’s constitution, health status and areas of concern to provide maximum therapeutic benefits. Regular sessions leave one feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated in mind and body. 

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