Marma Abhyanga (Therapeutic body massage)

Abhyanganam

Marma Abhyanga is an Ayurveda way of oil massage involving Marma points. Marma are vital points of the body which contain Prana, the vital energy. Gentle pressure on Marma while doing massage provides Prana energy to the body and mind which gives ultimate healing. In Abhyanga, special herb infused Ayurvedic oils are slowly warmed up and gently massaged in to the skin. This massage is deeply relaxing, harmonizes, detoxifies, strengthens and revitalizes the entire body. This massage also improves lymph flow and stimulates the immune system. It simultaneously calms and strengthens the nervous system. In this way Abhyanga is a protector, preserver and rejuvenator.

It is an ancient Indian art used for healing, relaxation and for treatment of various diseases.

Abhyanga is a full body massage, which is usually done with medicated sesame oil. In Ayurveda the word for oil is taila. Taila is originated from the formal word tila. Tila means sesame.

Indications:

Rejuvenation
To enhance sexual power
For relaxation
Vata related disorders (80 types)
General weakness
Disorders of joints
Diseases of muscles
Disorders of nervous system
Gynaecological  problems
Disorders of cardio vascular system
Psychological problems
Muscular-skeletal problems

Aims of Ayurvedic massage: To achieve the balance of energies inside the body and as a Purvakarma in Panchakarma.