means to massage.
It’s an ancient Indian art used for healing, relaxation
and for treatment of various diseases Abyangha is a full body massage,
which is usually done by medicated sesame oil.
In Ayurveda the word for oil is taila. Taila is
originated from the formal word tila. Tila means sesam.
This base of hebal (or medicated oils) which are used in Abhyanga is
Why Ayurvedic massage is so unique?
- It’s based on
the five elements (pancha mahabuthas)
- Concept of agni
- Marma therapy
- Status of toxins
or ama in the body
Substances used for Ayurvedic
- Plain oil (preferbally
Some facts about
- Always use
unrefined oils, this because refined oils have been processed so
heavily that they loose their potency. (refined oil -> an oil that
is virtually colorless, odorless, and tasteless – that can last for
years in a bottle with no danger of spoilage. On the other hand, it
has virtually no connection with the beneficial oil that was
originally contained in the seed or coconut. It is now a “plastic
fat” that offers no benefits to the human body and the potential for
- Also in vitro,
sesame seed oil has inhibited replication of human colon cancer
cancer research 11: 209-216, 1992.
- In vitro, sesame
seed oil has inhibited the growth of malignant melanoma (a skin
cancer): (prostaglandin leukatrines and essential fatty acids 46:
- Research shows
that sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant. In the tissues beneath
the skin, this oil will neutralize oxygen radicals. It penetrates
into the skin quickly and enters the blood stream through the
capillaries. Molecules of sesame seed oil maintain good cholesterol
(HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL).
On the skin, oil soluble toxins are attracted to
sesame seed oil molecules which can then be washed away with hot
water and a mild soap. Internally, the
oil molecules attract oil soluble toxins and carry them into the
blood stream and then out of the body as waste.
seed oil absorbs quickly and penetrates through the tissues to the
very marrow of the bone. It
enters into the blood stream through the capillaries and circulates.
The liver does not sweep sesame seed oil molecules from the blood,
accepting those molecules as friendly.
- Sesame seed oil
helps joints keep their flexibility. It keeps the skin supple and
soft. It heals and protects areas of mild scrapes, cuts and
abrasions. It helps tighten facial skin, particularly around the
nose, controlling the usual enlargement of pores as skin ages
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General Rules in PK >
Panchakarma is a very
special Ayurvedic operation requiring proper guidance from a highly
trained and skillful Ayurvedic practitioner. This should not be
undertaken just from information in this article. One should consult
with an Ayurvedic physician, not just someone with a modest amount of
training. Panchakarma is done individually for each person with their
specific constitution and specific disorder in mind, thus it requires
close observation and supervision.