Abhyanga At Home

Abhyanga At Home

By |2019-10-07T18:47:35-07:00November 26th, 2019|Ayurveda|

Abhyanga is a traditional Ayurvedic Massage massage which is good for keeping all the doshas in balance.  This is our most popular massage at Tulsi Spa! We use special verbalized oil in our treatments. Abhyanga helps us in four important ways: It helps moisturize the skin, helps to release toxins, helps to tone the muscles, and also helps to soothe the nervous system.  Abhyanga is something that Ayurveda recommends you do at home, daily! Here’s how:

Sesame oil is usually recommended in general and is very good for Vatas.  Almond oil is also good for Vata.  Coconut and sunflower both work well for Pitta.  Corn and olive oils are beneficial for balancing Kapha.   The massage can be done in the morning before your shower, or in the evening before bed.  Start by warming the oil to skin temperature, and drizzle a small amount of oil into the palms of your hands.  Massage the top of your scalp (on days when you wash your hair), pay particular attention to the circumference of your ears, and the soles of your feet.   Massage with long strokes on your limbs, and round strokes on your joints.  It’s best to leave the oil on the body for 20 minutes before washing it off in a warm shower or bath.

About the Author:

Best-selling author Lissa Coffey (What’s Your Dosha, Baby?, Song Divine) has embodied the Ayurvedic lifestyle since before her first book came out in 1997. She teaches Ayurvedic principles and philosophy all over the world with her Ancient Wisdom, Modern Style approach. She’s been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other national and local TV outlets. Lissa has worked with Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, Vaidya Mishra and other renowned Ayurvedic luminaries.Tulsi Spa brings her vision of accessible Ayurvedic massage and treatments to Los Angeles, where she calls home.