Majority of our Ayurveda Massage 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.
Now here are some of the 100% natural plant-based oils we use in our Ayurveda treatments and therapies and 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.
Ayurveda plant-based medicated oils :
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.
Frequently asked questions :
What oil is used in Ayurvedic massage ?
Depending on your constitution the Ayurveda therapist may use sesame oil (for vata dosha), mustard oil (for kapha dosha) or coconut oil (for pitta dosha) as a base oil. Then medicated oils will be used according to the individual medical condition.
Which massage oil to use for joint pain relief ?
In Ayurveda some oils recommended for joint pain relief are Sarshapadi Thailam, Dhanwantharam thailam and Pinda thailam
Mahanarayana Thailam Nimi Ayurveda (200 ml | 500 ml)
Kumari Öl – Frauenmassageöl (30 ml | 100 ml)