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Ayurveda Massage Benefits

Tiredness and body pain are two of the most common scenarios occurring at the end of a long working day. Whether you work at a desk job or have a traveling job that requires you to commute a lot - your back, thighs, arms, shoulders, neck, and other organs may ache and make you feel tired. In such cases, a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage can save the day. In this blog, we discuss Ayurvedic massages in detail, throwing light on how you can give yourself a refreshing and relieving Ayurvedic massage. So, let’s dive right in.


Why is massage recommended in Ayurveda?

When your body is feeling pain and fatigue, Ayurvedic massages can help you get relief. Ayurvedic massages are done with medicated herbal oils that have various health benefits. Through the massage procedure, the oils can enter through the skin, reach the tissues (known as Dhatus) and help pace up the repair process.

Apart from that, Ayurvedic oils can have numerous health benefits. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • It helps to relieve stress and tension by relaxing the muscles. Massage of the head can assist to relieve headaches.
  • It enhances blood circulation in the region.
  • It helps strengthen the skin and make it healthier.
  • Regular massages using herbal oils can provide relief from muscular tightness. It may also aid in getting a good night's sleep since it calms the body.
  • When a thorough massage is performed, it nourishes the body and has a renewing impact on it. The massage is frequently used in a variety of treatments used during Ayurvedic therapy. One of the most prevalent Ayurvedic treatments is panchakarma, which consists of a series of massages. The following are some types of Ayurvedic massages:
  • Abhyanga: The most common and widely used method of massage, where warm herbal oil is used to massage the entire body. The application of pressure in it during treatment helps to boost the body's energy flow.
  • Udvartana or Powder massage: To alleviate toxins, a herbal powder is used in the massage.
  • Kizhi or Potli massage: Herbs cooked in herbal oils or herbal powders are tied in a muslin cloth and massaged over the body.


What is self-massage?

Abhyanga is a full-body massage that helps the body relax. This massage may be done in the comfort of your own home. To reap the full advantages of Abhyanga, massage your own body with Ayurvedic massage oil. This is referred to as a self-abhyanga. It necessitates the use of Ayurvedic massage oil. The oil should be carefully rubbed all over the body.


Select the oil before beginning the self-massage. Then choose a time to do the massage. You can follow the below-mentioned steps for a good self-massage:


Warm 15-20 ml oil in a bowl by placing it in warm water. To do a head massage or shiro abhyanga, you can use herbal oils such as Neelibringadi keram or Kesini Hair oil and for the body, use Thailams. To protect the floor from oil, you can place an old towel or newspaper. This makes clean-up a breeze later. You'll also reduce your chances of slipping. You may either conduct the massage sitting down on a stool or standing up, depending on your comfort.


Before beginning the massage, place a few drops in your hand, to check the temperature and start working it in.
Begin with your head. Dip your fingers in the warm hair oil and massage the scalp in circular strokes. Start with the scalp and work your way up to the hair.


Earlobes, temples, forehead, cheeks, and chin should all be massaged. Massage this region with your fingertips using a soft touch. After that, take your body massage oil. Work on your neck, shoulders, and arms. Long strokes are beneficial to circulation. On the elbow, use a circular motion. One by one, massage the fingertips Massage the chest and abdomen region with your palm. Apply moderate pressure with circular strokes. Move in the direction of food flow while massaging the abdomen. Begin with the big intestine and work your way down.

Spend some time massaging your thighs and calves. These are often the sources of pain. Massage your knees with circular strokes.Thoroughly massage your feet, including the toes. After that, proceed on to the sole. While massaging the sole, use soft strokes.
After abhyanga, wait for about 30 minutes so the oil gets absorbed into the skin. You can even do a light exercise and then take a bath in warm water.


Ayurvedic Thailam for Massage

Ayurvedic Thailam is prepared with natural and medicinal herbs, and oils. Ayurvedic massage therapy is an extremely efficient treatment that can help provide relief from joint discomfort, skin and hair problems, and various other health concerns. Regularly using thailam and practicing Abhyanga can provide long-term relief from numerous health concerns.


Following is a descriptive list of ayurvedic massage oils with their respective benefits:

Myaxyl Oil:

Myaxyl Oil is an Ayurvedic oil for knee pain, spasms and sprains that contains powerful herbs that help to reduce inflammation and discomfort. This Ayurvedic pain relief oil is made up of substances that have been shown to help with pain and tight muscles and joints. It is a non-sticky, quick absorption, fast relief, pain relief oil that helps relieve sudden onset of knee pain, sore muscles and sports injuries with its powerful blend of herbs like Crepe jasmine or Nandivriksha, Deodar or Devadaru, Lesser galangal or Rasna with Lemongrass oil, Eucalyptus oil along with Tila taila.


Ksheerabala Thailam:

Ksheerabala thailam helps relieve stress and promotes sleep. Applying Ksheerabala thailam on your palms and soles before going to bed will relieve stress and promote restful sleep. It is made by cooking country mallow or Bala, a strengthening herb cooked in the rich blend of cow’s milk and sesame oil. In Ayurvedic massage therapy, Ksheerabala Thailam massage oil is used to deal with the Vata imbalance.

Dhanwantharam Thailam:

Dhanwantharam Thailam is the ideal back rub oil for hopeful and new moms to helpwith its strong mix of spices s ease pressure and reinforce the uterus. This doesn't mean it just advantages moms it is truth be told a total supporting oil for people the same. Utilize this oil for your day to day abhyanga for a reviving and loosening up experience. It has a stunning mix of spices, for example, Nation mallow or Bala, Ginseng or Ashwagandha, Gooseberry or Amla, Indian Bael or Bilva and different spices handled in sesame oil. Dhanwantharam Thailam is truth be told named after Ruler Dhanwanthari-the Divine force of Medication, due to its incomparable advantages.


Kottamchukkadi Thailam:

Kottamchukkadi thailam is the most ideal choice for the individuals who are experiencing Tennis elbow or other difficult incendiary circumstances because of dull wrist developments. Kottamchukkadi thailam with its strong mix of spices, for example, Indian Costus tree or Kottam, a powerful mitigating spice; Dried ginger or Chukk, that warms and eases torment and firmness and different spices cooked in sesame oil; is likewise a phenomenal relief from discomfort oil in Cervical spondylosis.


Murivenna Thailam:

Kerala Ayurveda Murivenna, is a traditional fast help with discomfort Ayurvedic oil is a fundamental piece of your first guide enclose it is valuable quite a while coming about because of athletic exercises, overstraining and cuts, copies and wounds. Made with bona fide fixings like betel leaves or Tambula that eases agony and expanding; drumstick leaves or shigru patra that reinforces joints and different spices in a relieving coconut oil base, Murivenna is the best answer for unexpected beginning of sprain and pulled muscle, diminish irritation and wounds including torment and enlarging.


Pinda Thailam:

Kerala Ayurveda Pinda thailam is made with regular beeswax and sesame oil, which is then imbued with alleviating spices like India madder or Manjistha; Indian Sarsaparilla or Anantamul; and White dammar or Sarja. Manjistha-the actual name means "dazzling red" in Sanskrit. This name recognizes the red-hued roots as well as its profound relationship with blood, as a strong blood purifier.


Manjistha roots assist with adjusting pitta, which causes agony and consuming sensation in Gouty joint pain. Anantamul, and that signifies "the timeless root" in Sanskrit, has cooling and wound recuperating properties. Sarja is a pitch gathered from White dammar tree that is cooling in nature. Sesame oil, the foundation of Pinda thailam , is considered sreshtha or best among thaila or oils, as it suits all dosha types. Normal Beeswax, the vital element of Pinda thailam, is a characteristic calming specialist.


Balaswagandhadi Thailam:

Balaswagandhadi Ayurvedic knead oil is a renewing abhyanga oil that eases muscle shortcoming post disease or sickness. With spices, for example, country mallow or Bala, the name of which implies its muscle reinforcing properties, ginseng or Ashwagandha thais made with the best spices collet confers strength and revives the body; Balaswagandhadi thailam is ideal to be remembered for your abhyanga routine to keep up with your solidarity.


Sahacharadi Thailam:

Kerala Ayurveda Sahacharadi thailam is a help with discomfort natural oil for the back that is extremely valuable in katigraha or back torment. It has the presence of a few vata adjusting spices that simplicity torment and further develop adaptability. It has fixings, for example, Lesser Kurinji or Sahachara, Ten roots or Dashamoola; Indian madder or Manjistha and other 18 spices; Sesame oil and Milk. Sahachara lets agony and solidness free from the back. Dashamula in a real sense implies ten roots in Sanskrit.


It is the blend of ten home grown establishes amazing in adjusting Vata. Manjistha diminishes enlarging. These and other vata adjusting spices are cooked alongside milk and agony alleviating sesame oil, to yield Sahacharadi thailam. Kerala Ayurveda Sahacharadi thailam is made with the best spices gathered from our home grown gardens and other true sources. These are then cooked similarly as referenced in the vedas, to yield the first Sahacharadi thailam.


Mahanarayana Thailam:

Kerala Ayurveda Mahanarayana thailam, named after Narayana or Master Vishnu, is an abhyanga oil for loosening up irritated muscles after your work-out schedules. It reinforces the muscles and revives them, preparing you for activity, quicker! Kerala Ayurveda Mahanarayana thailam is likewise a joint inflammation relief from discomfort oil that helps ease solidness and torment related with osteoarthritis. It has a supporting mix of spices that gives a feeling of solace and help.


Mahamasha Thailam:

Mahamasha Thailam can assist with easing deadness and fortify nerves. It has spices like dark gram or masha and ten roots or Dashamoola, that helps balance vata dosha.


This blog article is written by Dr. Satheesh C - Chief Medical Officer of Tatva Ayurved.


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