Ayurveda massage is a type of practice or treatment that is also called as Abhyanga or ayurveda panchakarma. This massage is very much helpful in normalising the blood flow and body activities. People who have weak body or not able to do exercise usually undergo ayurveda massages. Regular message helps to cure diseases.
Some important benefits that are closely associated with daily practice of ayurvedic massage are:
- Increased blood circulation
- Toning the muscles and whole physiology
- Calming for the nerves
- Better sleep
- Increase stamina
- Increased mental power
- Lubrication for joints
Ayurvedic massage is an important practice in India’s daily life. It helps in balancing the body and mind. Ayurvedic massage is blended with warm oils and herbs. Massage stroke, oils and method is selected based on the body condition. In India, Kerala Ayurveda resorts and Ayurveda hospitals are famous for these massages.
Ayurveda panchakarma treatments are traditionally peformed in the morning, before bath to facilitate the release of toxins that may have accumulated during previous night. Ayurveda kerala methods are well known for the richness of herbal oils used for massaging. Ayurveda massage therapy is selected for each person based on the body type. According to Ayurveda, human body is made up of vata, pitta and kapha.
Oil massage is the most common massage in Ayurveda. The oil is selected on the basis of climatic conditions and personal constitution. Sesame oil is good for all climatic conditions, mustard and olive oils for winter time. Coconut oil and sunflower oil best suited for hot climate.
People with vata type of body should undergo warm oil massage and those with pitta type of body should undergo cool oil treatments and the kapha type body should use dry massages.
The flow of body massage can be in both upward or down ward direction. When you receive massage from somebody, the massage usually start from leg to head whereas in self massage, one can start the massage from head to leg. The first step of oil massage is to put oil on the portion that is going to be massaged. Then massage the portion with palms gently for few minutes so that the oil get penetrates through the skin. It is preferred to undergo massage with an empty stomach. The best time for massaging is morning or evening. It is advised to avoid oil massages when there is fever or too much mucus on your body.
Major benefit of body massage is that it stimulates internal functions of the body and provides nourishments to various body tissues. Body massage is a good cleanser that removes toxins from the body. It also stimulates enzymes and nourishes the weak nerves and makes glowing skin. To know more about ayurveda panchakarma treatments, visit http://www.nilayoram.com/