Ayurvedic Self Massage “Abhyanga” To Rejuvenate Your Skin


Ayurvedic self-massage “Abhyanga”is a really effective way to rejuvenate your Skin.It works wonders for your ageing dull skins.

You may be using anti- ageing cream, moisturising cream, toning cream, day and night cream etc.This indicates that you are highly particular about your skin getting proper treatment.But you are in wrong in the approach towards attaining a healthy and nourishing skin.

The truth is our skin doesn’t need any of this to shine and glow. You need to stop applying these procedures which only damages your skin.Start afresh where you use only natural and Ayurvedic products for your skincare.

What can be the better way to kick-start it than getting yourself an Ayurvedic self-massage known as Abhyanga.

What Is Abhyanga?


Ayurveda abhyanga massage or the oil massage not only rejuvenates the skin, but it also enhances the overall fitness of the body. Daily oil massage improves the lustre and complexion of the skin, pacifies the doshas, gives pleasure and nourishes your whole body.

Abhyanga massage is a kind of massage which you can do all by yourself and doesn’t need an assistant. The necessary instructions will be discussed in details later.

I understand that before you start this procedure, you need to be sure that this ayurvedic warm oil massage will give you good results.Just for that reason, I am going to tell you why you should do abhyanga massage everyday.

Benefits of Abhyanga -An Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage

  1. It slows down the ageing process.
  2. It helps to lubricate the joints and makes the limbs firm and tough.
  3. Improves the system’s efficiency in removing impurities and toxin from the body.
  4. Increases stamina and improves the circulation of fluids in the body.
  5. It helps in getting you deep and sound sleep.
  6. Pacifies all Dosha effects.
  7. Help in skin softening. Wrinkles either reduce or disappear.
  8. Improves vision.
  9. Makes your hair thicker and stronger.
  10. The hair gets back its natural shine.It calms the nerves and improves the overall alertness of the body.

The best time to do the ayurvedic self-massage is during the mornings just before you take the bath. Doing massage at this time will remove all the impurities and toxins that you have accumulated during the night. The kind of oil that you need for the massage will vary according to the Dosha that you have.

Abhyanga Oil
Abhyanga Oil

To know what kind of Dosha you have, you can click here.

Vata Types – Sesame or Almond oil.

Pitta Types– Coconut or olive oil.


Kapha Types– Sesame, Mustard or Sunflower oil.

When You Shouldn’t Do Abhyanga

Although abhyanga is quite common and is advisable all, there are certain situations when you shouldn’t do abhyanga. They are as follows:

Abhyanga Massage Instructions :

Abhyanga Ayurveda Self Massage
Abhyanga Ayurveda Self Massage
Bath After Ayurveda Self Massage
Bath After Ayurveda Self Massage

Have a warm bath after the massage. You are allowed to apply gentle soap on the body. After the bath, pat dry you with a towel. Don’t rub the towel vigorously over your body.

Doing Ayurveda self-massage is not only about the skincare but it is also a way of life. It will keep you energised all day long.