Loosely explained as a regular oil massage, Abhyangam is akin to the massage given to babies to strengthen their bones and joints, regulate the flow of blood, and also build the immunity of the body to fight against seasonal changes. In fact, it is recommended as the first step to any treatment, thanks to its ability to retune the energy cycles.
To administer the treatment, an individual is first seated on the Droni (a wooden bed specially made for the therapy) where two trained masseurs work in-sync applying medicated herbal oil on the head and then the rest of the body, while massaging it gently into the skin. It is a relaxing massage.
The benefit of taking Abhyangam is that it improves blood circulation, longevity, better sleep and vitality. Those who take the treatment regularly have a glowing skin.