Abhyanga is a classic Ayurvedic full-body oil massage, which focuses on stimulating reflex zones in the head, face and feet.
Traditionally, the warm oil massage is performed by two therapists working together, and that’s what we offer at the Ayurveda Resort Mandira: a 60 to 90-minute pampering treatment with precious essential oils to relax the muscles and strengthen the joints.
Your personal constitutional type determines the massage pressure and techniques used.
At the end of an oil massage, the therapist uses a fine, natural powder to absorb excess oil and dry the body.
During Ayurvedic oil massages, our therapists use only nourishing natural oils tailored to your personal constitution. Depending on your specific issues and Dosha imbalance, Ayurvedic massage oils can differ in type, consistency and temperature.
We use essential oils as well as herb-infused oils. Their valuable ingredients are absorbed through the skin into the body where they work their healing wonders. Popular base oils include sesame oil, mustard seed oil, coconut oil and castor oil.
At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira, we use our own oil formulations to ensure treatments are 100% tailored to your needs.
To achieve optimal results, it is important to use the right massage technique for the focus area, be it the skin, joints, muscles or nerves. This allows the therapist to reach all of the body’s energy points and to pay particular attention to individual problem areas.
Flowing oil treatments, Shirodhara and Pizzichilli are complementary Ayurvedic treatments to Abhyanga. Oil is continuously poured over the relevant body part before being massaged in. This is a blissful start to your Abhyanga treatment, as well as a boost to the immune system and to the detoxification process.
Relax during your stay at the Ayurveda Resort Mandira with a bespoke oil massage – a central and beneficial mainstay of every holistic Ayurvedic treatment programme.