ABHYANGA : DIFFERENT CONTEMPORARY MASSAGE TECHNIQUE AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AYURVEDA

  • Kaushal Kumar Sinha Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Panchakarma, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • B A Lohith Associate Professor & HOD, Department of PG Studies in Panchakarma, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • M Kumar Ashvini Professor, Department of PG Studies in Panchakarma, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Ayurveda is a ‘science of life’ which provides not only curative  but also preventive principles  for  healthy and long life. Ayurveda is a life style, a science and an art of  appropriate living that ensures health and longevity of human being. Abhyanga (oil massage) which is one among the Dinacharya, is also a part of pre therapeutic procedures of Panchakarma. Abhyanga is to be considered in Snehana therapy. As it nourishes the senses of mind and gives the strength. but if done in any region like localised in head, neck, legs etc then it is termed as Shiroabhyanga, Padabhyanga etc. Full body massage gives strength to whole body but localised massage gives strength to that particular part of the body. Localised massage can be practised by oneself. Thus it is easy to practise. But for Abhyanga one need to be dependent on massage trainer. The instructions to be followed under localised massage also. It gives its benefits; when it is done in right manner only.

Published
2017-07-07
How to Cite
SINHA, Kaushal Kumar; LOHITH, B A; ASHVINI, M Kumar. ABHYANGA : DIFFERENT CONTEMPORARY MASSAGE TECHNIQUE AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AYURVEDA. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 3, p. 245 - 251, july 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/295>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i3.8238.
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Review Articles