Abhyangam is the basic massage in the Ayurveda treatment. Abhyangam is the application of medicated oil on the body followed by massage by a trained therapist.
It helps to relieve stiffness of joints and muscles and tones of muscles. It stimulates circulation; provide relief from anxiety, fatigue& depression. It improves the general well being& induces sound sleep. Abhyangam is found to be very effective in certain Arthritic problems It is advised in diseases like osteo arthritis, spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis etc. It is also advised in certain sports injuries and muscular spasms. It smoothens complexion, softens skin and prevents wrinkles.
Dhanwantaram thailam, prabhanjana vimardanam thailam, ksheerabala thailam, karpooradi thailam, sahacharady thailam, bala thailam etc. are some of the medicated oils are used for abhyangam. The medicated oil is selected as per the constitution and condition of the individual by the physician. In this treatment head and face also included for the massage. After the treatment of abhyangam, steam bath is good for the refreshment.
The main benefits of Abhyangam is enhancing proper blood circulation, refreshing the mind and body and relaxing the body also provide good sleep. This treatment enhances the immunity power.