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Self oil massage is known as abhyanga in Ayurveda!
July 30, 2016 11:44 PM
Self oil massage is recommended for overall health and well-being. To practice, warm up organic, raw or unrefined oil and start massaging at your sacrum with oil in the palm of your hands. Move towards the hip joints and massage in circular motion. Then work down the left leg then right leg.
Work around the navel in a counter clockwise motion (move up right side of body then down left). Next, massage the left side of chest then right and moving from left arm and hand to right arm and hand. Move to your back and get as much as you can reach. Lastly, oil your neck, face and head.
Try to keep the oil on for 20 minutes (multi-task and sit quietly in meditation – extra calming benefit!) and then shower without soap to allow a bit of the oil to seep into my skin all night long!
The benefits include: increased circulation (I used to always have cold hands and feet), improved elimination of toxins, softer & smoother skin (no more dry legs!), stress-relief, and a better, deeper sleep at night.