Abhyanga involves applying warm Dosha-specific oil over your body, followed by a massage using special techniques and strokes by well-trained therapists. The techniques of massage employed are unique and may be determined according to the body part, position of underlying muscles and any specific conditions or diseases needing attention.
Abhyanga can be done over the whole body (Sarvanga Abhyanga) or focused on one area. For example, Padabhyanga (foot oil massage) and Shirobhyanga (head oil massage).
Abhyanga can be done over the whole body (Sarvanga Abhyanga) or focused on one aspect, for example: Padabhyanga (foot oil massage), Shirobhyanga (head oil massage), etc. Your doctor will prescribe what is most apt for you. You will be prescribed a particular oil depending on your condition. Specific herbs are infused into the oil and are used to treat specific diseases.