Abhyanga Massage, full body massage.
Abhyanga is very highly recommended in Ayurveda. It is one of the single most important practices one can incorporate into their daily routine to help maintain a healthy body. The meaning of ‘Abhyanga,’ is the application of oil to the body.
Especially during Vata (cold) season, when days are shortening, wind is raising, then the Vata dosha tends easily to misbalance.
Constipation, dry skin, restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety are all tell-tail signs that Vata is high.
Remember that the skin is the largest organ of our body. It produces naturally occurring antidepressants, anti-cancer, and anti-aging substances as well as hormones that enhance circulation. Ayurveda prescribes using the hands to massage the body with oil. The feel of warm oils applied to the body using hands has a very therapeutic effect on physical and psychological levels, including the calming of the mind and nervous system.