Snehana - Abhyanga (External)

As the name suggest, Abhayanga means massage. It is one of the pre-purification measures of detox therapy. Oil is massaged into the skin through gentle to medium pressured strokes; that helps to eliminate body toxins and makes the superficial and deep skin tissues soft and supple. Snehana is done daily for three to seven days, as indicated by your physician.

Indication :

  • Vata diseases
  • Joint pain
  • Neuromuscular & skeletal diseases
  • Fatigue
  • Dryness of the body
  • As rejuvenative technique

Procedure :

Abhyanga is the application of warm, herb-infused oil to the entire body from head to toe. As the oil is applied to the skin using rhythmic motions and synchronized massage movements; it penetrates deep into the tissues to eliminate toxins at the cellular level. It prepares the body for shoddhan procedures like Vaman and Virechana.

Diet :

Before therapy:

Patient is advised not to have a heavy meal before the therapy.  He can consume liquid foods like hot milk or soup in moderation prior to procedure.

After therapy:  Patient is advised not to have anything for procedure.  Heavy, spicy and junk food must be avoided during the course of the treatment.

Patient is advised not to have anything for procedure.  Heavy, spicy and junk food must be avoided during the course of the treatment.

Benefit :

  • Rejuvenates whole body
  • Enhances blood circulation
  • Beautifies and moisturizes the skin
  • Tones  muscles and increases tissue strength
  • Enhances joint mobility
  • Alleviates Vata dosha
  • Reduces the pains and aches in the muscles and the adjoining skeletal system
  • Removes the toxins of the body