August 24, 2022 5 min read


Abhyanga is one of the ayurvedic holistic healing massage therapy with many health benefits. There is no better expression of self-love than applying from top to bottom with warm ayurvedic oil. This process of full body massage is known as abhyanga which is equivalent to the process of nourishing the body.

It also reinstates the balance of doshas and genuinely improves one’s wellbeing. Abhyanga can give a deeper feeling of stability and warmth to the consumer and also provide peace of mind. If you do it regularly it can be grounding and relaxing for vat dosha imbalances. Users can benefit from this product, making it versatile. This article will discuss the various benefits of warm oil massage rhythm of healing Ayurveda.

Eliminates Body Impurities and Helps in Reducing Weight

A huge population in the world is suffering from different problems including health problems like overweight and obesity. However, many people spend so much money on weight-reducing products and end up being disappointed. This brings more stress to them and makes them gain more weight. Generally, if you make ayurvedic massage your ultimate partner in a weight loss program, you be able to witness positive results.

It also has fewer side effects making it conducive to use. Mainly, Ayurveda excess fat is known as body imbalance and helps to balance the body weight. According to Amruthesh (2008), Abhyanga massage contains medicated oil that can act as a fat burner and help the body in getting rid of excess impurities. It can reduce toxins in the body and stress levels. Doing this massage regularly can help in the body shaping process and reduce the fat or any excess oils.

Calms Nerves and Promote Deeper Sleep

Gupta & Mamidi (2018) explained that Abhyanga has a deep sensation that can help in nourishing the brain, nervous system, and the skin in general. However, this massage rouses the feeling of self-love or being wrapped in love arms. It helps in emulating the warmth in the body and makes a powerful difference in how you feel about yourself and everything around you. According to Ravisankar et al. (2015), it also reduces stress in you and helps to calm down headaches or any other thing that can hinder your peace of mind. Ayurvedic massage is useful in replacing your anxieties with a sense of calmness and contentment.

The oils that are used in ayurvedic massage have qualities like stable, warm, calm, and grounding qualities that can help in giving a good sleep. Ophoff et al. (2018), noted that the massage has been known to help people with sleeping issues by providing them with a sweat soundless sleep all night long. On the other hand, Rao et al. (2012) claimed that Ayurveda massage can help reduce stress during work and increase concentration. Undergoing ayurvedic massage regularly will help increase your sleep and make you be at peace with everything around you.

Softens and Smoothens the Skin

If you are dreaming to have soft skin despite the seasonal changes without having any sensation of dryness or cracking then an Ayurveda massage will help you achieve this. However, its therapy creates a buffer between the skin and the harsh environment which affects the maintenance of the skin reducing its softness. Once you use abhyanga it will increase resistance to dryness and cracking making your skin strong from them.

Johari (1996) clarified that it can also help reduce bruising due to its hydration and lubrication properties to the skin. Principally the Ayurvedic full body massage helps to strengthen the fragile skin and make it softer. It also increases the skin’s natural vibrant and reduces the aging process more gracefully. Applying it severally will help reduce dark spots and wrinkles on the face.

Lin et al. (2017) argued that warm oil massage contains anti-inflammatory properties which help protect the skin from infections. It also interacts with the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for certain reactions in the body like mood, stress, etc. Due to its hydration properties, it helps keep the skin moisturized and reduces dry patches on the skin.

Improves Blood Circulation and Stimulates Internal Organs 

Scholar (2020) commented that Ayurveda massage helps to stimulate blood circulation in the body and encourages the removal of metabolic waste. It provides the body with energy and stamina to last throughout the day. It also provides instant relief to disease and helps to strengthen the immune system. Generally, it can stimulate and nourish the internal organs. It also upgrades the functioning of the organs and aids the body’s ability to flush out toxins that are poisonous to the body.

Ayurveda massage helps in revitalizing the energy of the cells helping you to be more energetic. Using it helps to feel better about yourself and increases your courage around people. Porte (2016) noted that Abhyanga has physical, emotional, and psychological effects on its users. But most of these effects are positive for the body. Sometimes everyone deserves to be nourished and loved. By making Ayurveda massage a regular skin-nourishing ingredient, you are appreciating yourself with the best therapy. The experience of it will give you a deep sense of warmth, stability, and comfort.

Detoxifies the Body

The medicated oil used in Ayurveda massage helps to deeply penetrate the cells and release physical and mental toxins from our bodies. However, it can detoxify the body from head to toe giving you internal peace. Generally, the oils and herbs used in Ayurveda have been carefully chosen and customized to fit your body type. They also help to achieve a self-healing process and precipitate the stored-up toxins in the body.


Warm oil massage has been used over the years because of its never-ending benefits to the body. Ayurveda massage which is known as abhyanga is one of the commonly used healing therapeutic massages. It helps the consumer to feel good about himself and boosts the brain cells to make concentrating better at work. Never use Abhyanga while recovering from a cold flue and diarrhea. During pregnancy or post-natal care, a special kind of Ayurveda massage is offered to both the mother and the baby. You can do it in the comfort of your home or you can hire a trained professional depending on what you like.


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