AYURVEDIC MASSAGE OILS

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Ayurvedic massage therapies and treatments make use of a variety of base and medicated oils carefully selected on the basis of the individual bodily constitution and the nature of the imbalance.

Below are some of the oils used in our treatments and therapies alongside their benefits.

Base Ayurvedic Massage oils include, coconut oil (cooling – pitta balancing), mustard oil (heating – kapha balancing), sesame oil (tridoshic – best for vata balancing), olive oil, ghee (cooling – vata-pitta balancing), almond oil etc.

Medicated oils used in our therapies are the following :
MHOL – For general massage or inflammation where there is redness or swelling.
All vata conditions – nervous system disorders eg. Motor neuron disorder, ME, MS, Parkinsons, tremors, paralysis, cramps, abdominal diseases (trapped wind, pain, bloating, constipation), back pain, sciatica.
PDOL – Inflammatory conditions where there is redness, swelling, heat. For rheumatoid arthritis (apply only, do not massage), hot flashes, menopause (whole body massage), psoriasis, inflammatory skin conditions (pitta type eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), piles, fistula, skin disorders, burning sensation, itching & gout
KMOL – Migraine, headaches, boils or pimples on the head, hair loss, skin inflammation, scalp irritation or scalp psoriasis, insomnia.
SHOL – For pain relief. Avoid use for inflammatory conditions. Pain relief for nerve or muscle pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis (but not rheumatoid arthritis). Good for obesity & water retention
ASOL – Muscular atrophy, nervous system disorders (to increase nerve circulation), male impotence, erectile dysfunction (apply to affected area). Rejuvenates skin texture / skin tone / muscle tone. Energiser. Use for asthma, cough, and shortness of breath, weight loss, anorexia.
NDOL – Use for hair loss & dry scalp. Women gynecological imbalances.

Majority of our therapies such as abhyanga, vasti, marma mardana fall under Snehana which means oleation therapy. The root of this word is “sneha” which means oil and also love or tenderness.

The aim of snehana is to lubricate the body. This can be done internally or externally. Doing so, helps in expelling “ama” which are the bodily toxins located in the various tissues and organs of the body. Oleation therapy helps re-open the srotas – or bodily channels – and helps regulate the mouvement of vata – air/space bodily energy – and allow it to move freely.

The main functions of vata are elimination, downward mouvement, conception, tissue creation, breathing, nervous system, control of mental activities, hearing, growth of foetus.

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