Application of Oil to the skin followed by message in specific direction is well known by the name of abhyanga in ayurveda. Along with nonsexual pleasurable sensation.
Abhyanga has a multitude to benicial effects such as:-
- Abhyangam can increase the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defense mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes.
- Abhyangam is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power.
- It improves the blood circulation, nerve conduction and strengthens the musculo- skeletal system.
- Clears heaviness and stiffness in the body and leads to feeling of lightness.
- Maintance of health in the healthy, as well as cure of illness in the diseased had been achieved by abhyanga.