TOPFAQ-GlobalWhat is Abhyanga Massage?
最終更新日 : 2021/07/14

What is Abhyanga Massage?

A: Ayurvedic massage is known as abhyanga. The word ‘abhyanga’ is composed of two Sanskrit words, abhi and anga. Abhi means ‘towards’ and anga, in one of its meanings, refers to ‘movement".

Abhyanga may be done using oil, herbal powder, herbal pastes or ghee. It is a part of the dinacharya or the daily routine suggested by Ayurveda. It is used for relief of pain, stiffness and tiredness. It also forms an important part of snehana or oleation which is an indispensable prelude to panchakarma treatments, the five Ayurvedic detoxification therapies.

Abhyanga not only prepares the body for panchakarma, but also helps to mobilize the dosha from the periphery toward the core in order to get them eliminated through the body orifices. The Vata dosha is particularly pacified by Abhyanga but even Pitta and Kapha can be pacified using different massage mediums like ghee and herbal powders respectively. Abhyanga is considered an important treatment modality for balancing the dosha.