Ayurvedic Massage Therapies (Abhyanga)
Abhyanga is a Sanskrit term that translates into “massaging the body with oil.” The term is derived from abh, meaning “to apply” and angam meaning “parts of the body.” The Abhyanga oil massage is a popular Ayurvedic massage therapy and is known to promote overall health and longevity. It is good for balancing the various doshas (biological energies found throughout the human body and mind) and helps to release toxins from the body. The massage is performed using a warm blend of sesame and Triphala oil.
*Triphala has been used as a healing remedy for over 1,000 years and is a staple in Ayurveda. It is rich in antioxidants and has many health benefits. Triphala is a mixture of dried fruits from the following three plants native to India: Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).