Role of Abhyanga (oil massage) in daily practice

  • Priya Jarimalli Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Kriya Shareera, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Pratibha Kulkarni Professor and HOD, Dept. of Kriya Shareera, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Manjunatha B. Sunagar Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Kriya Shareera, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Abhyanga

Abstract

Ayurveda literally means ‘science of life’. According to Ayurveda the term health does not stand only for the freedom from diseases but it is called as healthy only when a person’s mind, sense organs and the soul are in a perfect state of equilibrium to endow happiness and the body is free from diseases. To promote health certain procedure and methods are followed on daily basis (Dinacharya). Abhyanga (oil massage) is one among the ancient procedure explained in Dinacharya. It is an approach to adopt healing, relaxation and treating various diseases. In Ayurveda it is clearly mentioned that Abhyanga alleviates Vata Dosha and person develops strength both physically and mentally. Here an attempt is made to compile the importance, use and benefits of Abhyanga in daily life.

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How to Cite
Priya Jarimalli, Pratibha Kulkarni, & Manjunatha B. Sunagar. (2021). Role of Abhyanga (oil massage) in daily practice. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(4), 242 - 244. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1407
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Review Article