As mentioned in the post on pitta dosha*, Abhyanga is a practice that benefits all body types based on the type of oil used. It is a deeply rejuvenating process that has multiple advantages.
Top 5 reasons to practice Abhyanga
Enhances blood circulation
Strengthens the body
Builds higher stamina
Promotes deep sleep
Procedure: warm your oil (you don’t want it to be too hot) and find a comfortable spot
Crown of the head
Face (forehead, temples, cheeks, jaw, and ear[lobes])- use an upward, clockwise motion when massaging any part of the body
Limbs- long strokes
Joints (elbows and knees)
Chest & abdomen- massage along the path of your large intestine
Allow the oil to soak in for around 10 minutes. Then, wash off. Keep the use of soap and your towel to a minimum.
I encourage you all to also enjoy the bliss that is Abhyanga!
Source: Sandhiya Ramaswamy. “The Benefits of Ayurveda Self-Massage “Abhyanga.”” https://chopra.com/.