As per Ayurveda, the functional body movements are smoothly conducted it shows the health structure. This movement also carries the mind hence thoughts also will be more clear if the movements in the body are smooth. Skin is the most important sense organs and most porous part in the body it can easily regulate the subtle movements in the body hence the important of skin care.
A) ABHYANGAM (general massage of body with oil):
Abhyangam is a popular body massage in ayurveda. The word abhyanga itself means to massage.Abhyangam is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being.Abhyanga is the anointing of the body with oil. Often medicated and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing.For thousands of year people have used abhyanga to maintain health, benefit sleep patterns, increase longevity. It has also been used as a medicine for certain disorders. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost anyone. It provides the body the necessary life energy to recover, refresh, renew and enables the mind to be relaxed. It wipes the negative energy of the body and makes the body powerful.
B) ABHYANGAM- NAVARAKIZHI (general massage with rice cooked in medicated milk):
After a short of Abhyangam massage, it is a kind of therapy which is applied by fulfilling full mass of rice and milk into a linen coarse bath-glove by beating slightly and massaging. It contributes to develop weak and motionless joint and muscles.The whole body is made to perspire by the application of medicinal boluses frequently warmed in herb infused milk. It helps in strength promoting, rejuvenating, paralysis and Parkinsonism.