With the cold , mostly dry air upon us and with the New Year as a new beginning it is good to revive your daily practice of Abhyanga- Self massage with oil.
Best done before your morning shower, warm up the oil for your dosha under hot water ( not in microwave). Banyan makes specific oils for this massage and we do carry them at Massage and Facials Brookhaven. However sesame oil may be used for all three doshas this time of year , the organic kind. Discover your “dosha” on the modalities page @ http://8zq.e3b.mywebsitetransfer.com/modalities. Here’s what the Ayurvedic texts say about abhyanga…
“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.”
Benefits of Abhyanga (applying oil to the body) —- ( massaging the oil into the body)
(Outlined in: Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hrdayam)
- Produces softness, strength and color to the body
- Decreases the effects of aging
- Bestows good vision
- Nourishes the body
- Increases longevity
- Benefits sleep patterns
- Benefits skin
- Strengthens the body’s tolerance
- Imparts a firmness to the limbs
- Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
- Stimulates the internal organs of the body, including circulation
- Pacifies Vata and Pitta and Harmonizes Kapha
To learn more about how to do this massage ask me for the handout at your next marma session.
You are invited to the following events:
Upcoming Class at Atl Ctr For Holistic Medicine
1.Tuesday January 19th 7pm
Ride the Waves of Emotion- learn the uses and benefits of essential oils for your emotional well being.
rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org Put in subject line- Jan 19th class
2.Every Friday I will be offering an essential oil tip on facebook in support of your health and wellness. Check it out.
As I began to meditate and study Ayurveda in 1990, color, painting, the healing arts all were enlivened within me from this practice. What I had been looking for outside myself for so many years was already within. I just didn’t see it. I wamly invite you to join me in celebrating in the culmination of many years of pursuing creativity for fulfillment ,joy, self expression and healing at this upcoming art show.
800 Miami Circle suite 200 12pm-4pm
I hope to see you there! The show will be open through february 20th hours Tues – Sat 11-4pm