अभ्यङ्गं आचरेत् नित्यं, स जरा श्रमवातहा ।
द्र्ष्टि प्रसाद पुष्टि आयु: सुस्वप्न सुत्वक् दर्ढ्यकृत ॥

Abhyanga is a type of Ayurvedic body massage done with warm herbal oils. It is a meld of two Sanskrit words, Abhi and Anga, that perfectly connote the significance of this Ayurvedic treatment. ‘Abhi’ means towards and ‘Anga’ means movement. Infused with medicated oils, Abhyanga is completely different from normal body massage. It helps to restore the balance of the body and aid in the treatment of many diseases including anxiety, stress and joint-related problems. Apart from being an Ayurveda treatment in itself, Abhyanga also serves as the prerequisite to Panchakarma therapy.

There are mainly five types of Abhyanga usually performed in Ayurveda. However, each technique depends on the diseases and disorders of the patient, their dominant Dosha and their body type. Each of these techniques serves a unique and extremely important purpose in both the treatment of diseases as well as the prevention of diseases. However, despite whichever Abhyanga is done, oil plays the most vital role in this Ayurveda treatment. The oil to be used can only be decided after consultation and diagnosis with an Ayurveda doctor, depending on your Dosha and other factors.

Our doctor has a special diploma from Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Foundation and Arya Vaidya Shala Kottakal. Ayurveda And Panchakarma in Kerala emphasizes more on Vagbhata samhita.massage in rishikesh is limited to spa which is very different to ayurveda Abhyanga Treatment in Rishikesh where the importance is given to the imbalance dosha with right selection of herbal oil and medicine.

What Are the Benefits of Abhyanga?

  • Abhyanga helps to reduce stress and maintain the mental health of the person.
  • Abhyanga boosts the blood circulation in the skin, makes the skin smooth and soft and helps to cure several skin-related problems.
  • Abhyanga helps to remove waste from the lymphatic system of the body.
  • Abhyanga aids in the treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Abhyanga helps in dealing with knee pain and other joint pains.
  • Abhyanga aids in the treatment of inflammatory diseases by reducing inflammation in the body.
  • Abhyanga helps to balance the metabolism and improve the digestive fire in the body.
  • Abhyanga has also been proven extremely effective in the management of anxiety and depression.

What Are the Various Types of Abhyanga Done in Anahata?

  • Dosha- Specific Abhyanga:

The type of massage you need highly depends on the Dosha imbalance in your body. Only after due consultation with the doctor, your Dosha imbalance will be analysed and the required Abhyanga Treatment in Rishikesh will be prescribed. You may be prescribed one type of massage or a combination of various types of massage, depending on the dominant Doshas. The duration and pricing will vary accordingly.

  • Sarvanga Abhyanga:

Sarvanga Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic massage of the whole body. In this massage, warm herbal oils penetrate the skin and help to remove toxins from the body. Sarvanga Abhyanga is extremely effective in dealing with frozen shoulders, paralysis, weakness in the body, fatigue, etc.

Duration: 75 mins


  • Pada Abhyanga:

Pada Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic foot massage done using medicated herbal oils. Since the foot is known to have numerous nerve endings, Pada Abhyanga helps to stimulate and boost the autonomic nervous system. It is extremely effective in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, hypertension, anxiety and depression.

Duration: 30 mins


  • Kati Abhyanga:

Kati Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic massage treatment of the back of the human body. It helps to relieve the physical stress that is the cause of most of the diseases and problems. It helps to treat back pain and spine disorders such as cervical spondylitis.

Duration: 60 mins


  • Mukha Abhyanga:

Mukha Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic facial massage done with medicated herbal oils. It cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes skin while removing all the impurities and toxins. It is the Ayurvedic secret to glowing and healthy skin. Mukha Abhyanga can also aid in the treatment of various skin disorders.

Duration: 30 min


  • Udwarthanam:

Udwarthanam is a therapeutic deep tissue massage mentioned in Ayurveda. It is done using medicated oils and herbal powders that are rubbed to remove the excess fat from the body. It is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity, cellulite breakdown and muscular weakness.

Duration: 60 mins


  • Deep Tissue Massage :

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage that involves slow and deep strokes to put pressure on the inner layers of the muscles and the connective tissues. It is extremely effective in treating musculoskeletal problems such as sports injuries. It is also very helpful in the treatment of fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, tennis elbow, etc.

Duration: 60 mins

Why Should You Come to

Anahata – The Ayurveda Kutir for Abhyanga?

This ancient practice helps you to balance all your three Doshas while also restoring the balance of the body, mind and spirit. Panchkarma should be done at least once a year to boost the circulation of the blood and remove toxins from the
body. When it comes to Abhyanga, you need the best masseurs who know this art extremely well our Treatments in rishikesh are famous for our professional approach and experience quality of therapist . It is the skills of these masseurs
that do the magic. The masseurs of Anahata are a few of the most skilled masseurs of Ayurveda in India. They will not just make sure that your massage is done with perfection but also make sure that you bid adieu to all the problems of your mental and physical health.

Another thing that plays the most important role in Abhyanga Treatment in Rishikesh is the selection of oils and the procedures. The doctors and practitioners of Anahata- The Ayurveda Kutir take a thorough examination to diagnose your Dosha imbalance, and your
diseases and disorders before selecting the most effective medicated herbal oils for you.

Abhyanga Treatment in Rishikesh can treat many diseases and problems. When you get treated in Rishikesh, in the leap of the Ganges and Himalayas, you will be able to reconnect yourself with nature and heal from your problems naturally. Anahata will provide you with the support and treatment you need while growing out of the unhealthy lifestyle and moving towards a happier life.

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