Abhyanga is a traditional Indian massage, an essential aspect of healing the body-mind-spirit within Ayurvedic medicine, focusing on pacifying vata
(=the force of aging), and stimulating body's natural ability of detoxification and rejuvenation. It's a powerful treatment, and nearly every one in our busy lifestyle is afflicted by some form of vata imbalance. The massage is rather energetic, using very specific strokes and sequences in directing movement of energy, thus helping the body cleanse impurities and restore blissful harmony. A larger quantity of warm oil is being used, that can be either toweled off after, or let soak in during Shirodhara (warm oil stream on the third eye meditation) and washed away by herbal steam (Svedana)if one chooses to experience the full a Bliss-Therapy ritual ( Abhyanga-Shirodhara-Svedana), a profound physical and spiritual experience.