Abhyangam-Sarvang Snehan–Ayurved Oil Massage

Abhyangam is one of the most important dincharyas (daily regimen) mentioned in the Ayurveda for achieving good health and longevity.

Ayurveda massage includes a full body massage done using herbal oils that have several health benefits.

It is believed to prevent ageing, reduce fatigue and also diminish the effects of aggravated Vata dosha.

It is one of the purvakarma along with Swedan ( Med.Steam Therapy) in many Panchakarm Tretaments


Abhyangam can be performed in several classical positions, At DrGARJE AYURVED PANCHAKARMA CLINIC it is done in 4 different classical positions with long flowing strokes.

The number of strokes used and amount of pressure applied during massage varies based on individual’s requirements and Prakruti.

The herbal oil used for it is customised as per the patients Prakruti 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.

Types Of Abhyangam Ayurvedic Massage?

  • Sarvanga Abhyangam- that is performed on full body
  • Ekanga Abhyangam- massage of a specific part of body or a local massage
  • Padabhyangam- A massage that focus only on foot
  • Shiroabhyagam – head massage

Ayurvedic Massage uses synchronized motions stimulate nerve endings to increase blood circulation, thereby channelizing early elimination of toxins from the body. The herbs in the medicated oils rejuvenate the tissue and play a vital role in elimination of toxins and bring a feeling of wellbeing. The luke warm herbal oil used in Ayurvedic Massage stimulates nerve endings thereby improving peripheral blood circulation, the specific long flowing strokes improve the lymphatic flow and promote early elimination of toxins from the body.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage provides physical, mental and emotional benefits. It improves overall well-being and promotes longevity. Have a look at the benefits of Ayurvedic massage in the list given below.

  • Improves blood circulation and facilitates removal of toxins from the tissues
  • 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 so promotes better sleep
  • Nourishes the skin and improves its texture

Which Health Conditions Can Be Managed With Regular Ayurvedic Massage?

Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyangam gives relief from various conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteo-arthritis, Paralysis, Sciatica, Back pain, Cervical spondolysis, etc . It is also known to be beneficial in management of mental conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. A daily full body Abhyangam acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.