“Touch is an essential part of the human experience. Massage can be relief to the mind and body.”
Recently, I had the experience of having a professional Abhyanga massage. The Therapist applied a variety of Vata-Pitta balancing oils in long strokes along the long bones of the body and short circular strokes on the joints. The oils are designed with specific herbs to support the areas of the body that need assistance. Oils applied are chosen based on the constitution of the receiver. In my case, Vata with a Pitta spike lately.
The purpose of Abhyanga massage is to bring balance and health. Done in a relaxed atmosphere, it was a deeply rejuvenating experience.
Learn more about Abhyanga here: howcast.com/how-to-give-an-ayurvedic-body-massage/