Abhyanga literally means, “oil massage” in Sanskrit. Abhyanga is a full body oil massage that is meant to correct imbalances within one’s doshas (also known as internal energies).
Abhyanga treatment at LANA is focussed on relaxing the body and mind, improve the flow of energy by opening the srotas (channels of circulation), and preparing the body to eliminate excess doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) or toxins (ama) on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
The type of oil that is used on the body, as well as the frequency of the massage, is determined by the dosha imbalance that one is looking to correct. For example, sesame oil and almond oil are used when the objective is to balance the Vata dosha. To balance the pitta dosha, on the other hand, it is recommended that coconut or sunflower oil be used, while safflower oil is the most popular when it comes to balancing the kapha dosha. Alternatively, if the intent is to focus equally on all three doshas. Jojoba oil is usually used at LANA as recommended by ayurvedic texts.
Proven Benefits of Abhyanga
- Nourishes the entire body
- Anti-aging properties
- Helps impart muscle tone
- Provides a firmness to the limbs
- Joint lubrication
- Increased circulation
- Stimulation of internal organ functions
- Helps eliminate impurities from the body
- Stimulates the lymphatic system, aiding in detoxification
- Aids in increasing stamina
- Soothes the nerves
- Better sleep quality
- Enhanced vision
- Facilitates luxurious growth of scalp hair, making your hair thick, soft and glossy
- Softens and smoothens skin; wrinkles are reduced and disappear
Abhyanga treatments not only offer several health benefits, but also aid in relaxing and de-stressing the mind and body, providing you with an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate yourself. Book your Abhyanga treatment at LANA OncoSpa today and experience the benefits that it offers for yourself!