Abhyanga

Abhyanga is the Sanskrit word for an oil massage given to the entire body and it comes under the category of Sneha therapies in Ayurveda.

Abhyanga gently stimulates the muscles, joints and Marma points to leave you feeling energised and refreshed.  Commencing with a cupping and kneading action to prepare the skin & muscles for the application of warm oil, the body is then systematically covered in warm oil and gentle, stimulating long strokes are applied to the muscles with short circular strokes to the joints.

Once the massage is finished, enjoy a detoxifying sauna and allow the heat to penetrate the muscles for deeper relaxation.

At Satmya, Abhyanga is generally performed using warm organic black sesame seed oil but Dosha specific oils or medicated oils are used where necessary.

For thousands of years people have used Abhyanga to maintain health, benefit sleep patterns and increase longevity.

Benefits of Abhyanga

  • Produces softness, strength and color to the body
  • Decreases the effects of aging
  • Nourishes the body
  • Increases longevity
  • Benefits sleep patterns
  • Benefits skin
  • Strengthens the body’s tolerance
  • Imparts a firmness to the limbs
  • Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
  • Stimulates the internal organs of the body, including circulation
  • Pacifies Vata and Pitta and Harmonizes Pitta
Gift an Abhyanga €75