Abhyanga is massage that is performed using oil. It is the most popular massage in Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine from India. The goal of Ayurveda is to maintain health through natural practices like diet, natural herbs and massage.
The appropriate oil is the central to the practice of Abhyanga. When the appropriate oil is combined with massage strokes it benefits overall health.
Organic Apoteke Spa Prescriptives has launched the Abhyanga V, K & P massage oils. These oils are carefully blended using ancient Ayurvedic techniques to ensure their potency. They are used in our Abhyanga Body Rituals. By combining the Abhyanga V, K & P oils with rhythmical massage and marma point activation we take your body to a place of deep healing & relaxation.
Here are some of the benefits of this Ayurvedic massage, the Abhyanga Body Rituals.
A 2011 study looked at how abhyanga affected the stress levels in 20 healthy adults.
Before receiving a 60 minute Abhyanga massage, participants had their heart rates measured and were asked to complete a stress-related questionnaire. Both tests were repeated after the session. It was found that, after Abhyanga, the participants’ subjective stress levels and heart rate decreased.
While more specific studies are required to understand exactly how Abhyanga reduces stress, other comparable research studies have found similar benefits.
A 2018 study examined how rhythmical massage with aromatic oil influences the autonomic nervous system in 44 healthy women.
Stress negatively changes the autonomic nervous system, reducing heart rate variability. Low heart rate variability indicates higher stress levels; high variability indicates relaxation.
The study suggested that rhythmical massage like Organic Apoteke Abhyanga Rituals, led to long-term heart rate variability, a sign of relaxation.
Lower blood pressure
In that 2011 study found that abhyanga decreased blood pressure in those with prehypertension.
This could be related to the way this massage affects the circulatory system. Blood vessels dilate, this speeds blood flow and reduces resistance in the arteries, which helps reduce blood pressure
Improved skin health
Healthy skin is an important benefit of abhyanga massage.
The oils deeply nourish the skin and improves its appearance. The massage technique:
- increases skin blood flow or microcirculation
- reduces appearance of wrinkles, cellulite and scars
- decrease hyperpigmentation
Reduces muscle stiffness
Abhyanga improves flexibility. It decreases stiffness and increases mobility by loosening shortened, tight muscles.
Studies found that ankle massage improves ankle joint flexibility. Other studies show that massage before stretching improved range of motion in the lower legs.
Promotes lymphatic drainage
Lymphatic drainage is an established benefit of any type of massage. Your lymphatic system removes your body’s waste. If you have surgery or a medical condition, the fluid in your lymphatic system can accumulate and cause swelling or lymphedema.
Abhyanga massage can improve lymphedema by encouraging lymphatic drainage. The physical pressure expands lymphatic vessels, which promotes lymph flow. Stimulating specific marma points helps resolve enlarged lymph nodes. Studies also show that massage reduces lymphedema after surgery, injury and radiation therapy.
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