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Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage 

Abhyanga massage is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves the use of warm oil to massage the body. This therapeutic massage technique has been used for centuries to improve overall health and well-being by promoting relaxation, reducing stress, anxiety, improving detoxification and easing muscle tension. Abhyanga massage is an extremely efficient way to balance the body and mind, hence why it is is widely practiced in Ayurvedic wellness centres around the world.

The word "Abhyanga" is derived from the Sanskrit language and means "oil massage" or "fearless body". Warm oil is gently applied to the body using a variety of techniques, including long strokes, circular movements, and gentle kneading. The massage oil used in Abhyanga massage is typically sesame oil or coconut oil, and may changed depending on the individual's unique constitution.

The massage therapist will apply warm oil to the body, starting at the head, scalp and shoulders in a chair. Then, the client will lie on the massage table to receive a rhythmic and flowing technique to promote relaxation of the whole body. During Abhyanga, the client will be massaged on the whole body and other vital areas including the ears, feet and stomach.

One of the main benefits of Abhyanga massage is that it stimulates the body's natural healing abilities. The massage helps to improve circulation, increase lymphatic drainage, and promote the elimination of toxins from the body. This can help to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and enhance the immune system.

Abhyanga massage is famously known for its ability to promote deep relaxation, reduce stress and psychological benefits. It helps to soothe the nervous system, promote a sense of calm and relaxation. This can help to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and promote feelings of well-being. The massage can help to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress, and promote a sense of well-being and inner peace. It can also help to improve mental clarity and focus, making it an excellent practice for those who are feeling overwhelmed or struggling with mental fatigue.



  • Calms the central nervous system, reducing stress & adrenal fatigue

  • Boosts immunity, longevity & vitality

  • Increases blood circulation & lymphatic detoxification

  • Balances the Vata dosha, reducing anxiety & insomnia

  • Balances the Apana-Vata dosha for menstrual wellbeing

  • Increases stamina, libido & sexual organ function

  • Nourishes all body tissues, including all organs

  • Provides protection against environmental toxins ​

  • Improves digestion, metabolism & elimination 

  • Increases OJAS (skin glow + radiance)


Abhyanga massage is extremely beneficial for the skin. The warm oil helps to nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it soft, supple, and glowing. At the end of the massage, the therapist will have a warm shower ready for the client to rinse off the oil so they can return home showered and re-freshed.

Overall, Abhyanga massage is an excellent practice for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. It is a gentle, yet powerful technique that can help to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve physical and mental health. 

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