You may be read in every article about Ayurvedic daily routine, to use basic oils like sesame oil or almond oil for your daily Abhyanga massage. Even when they have some small effects on your health:
What if I tell you now, that it is just (nearly) the same as using a lotion?
The magic and healing quality of Ayurveda can´t be experienced by using basic oils but it is a good start to start a daily self-care routine. There is so much more possible! And I am not talking about the use of essential oils!
The perfect oil is lubricating, soothing, moistening, and calming the body and your senses and mind. In Sanskrit, the word oil is called ‘Sneha‘.
Sneha is also a term for love and therefore holds a special place in the Ayurvedic tradition. Sneha will nourish your body and mind with it’s loving, soothing and properties.
Applying medical oils will balance your doshas, can help you to heal different symptoms caused by imbalances and can help your body to gain strength and a calm state of mind. In fact, Ayurvedic oils can go down so deep into your tissues, that it is even possible to support your body after a broken bone or operation to heal properly!
The skin is our largest organ – so we can take in here a much bigger amount of herbs than in any other possible way! Ayurvedic therapeutic oils are prepared sacredly – the amount of herbs used for one liter of oil is a game-changer!
Every good Ayurvedic Health Coach or Therapist will find a specific oil for you and use it for your booked Ayurvedic massage. And also – suggest one for using at home! Don´t settle for less!
Find here today some interesting and helpful oils for your Dosha and some specific imbalances. You can buy oil online, worldwide – give it a try! Going three months of a daily Ayurvedic massage routine with therapeutic oil is not just preventive, but will also reveal the true power of Ayurvedic healing art!
The most balancing oil and perfect for a daily self-massage is called:
Dhanvantaram Thaila goes with coconut oil and is also helpful before and after pregnancy, rheumatism, arthritis, strengthen muscles, dementia.
We can say, that Vata oils are helpful to balance several Vata caused diseases or imbalances.
Watch also out for:
Bala Thaila, Karpasyadi Thaila, Chukkadi Thaila, Mahanarayana Thaila (especially for adrenal fatigue and burn out syndrome).
This oil can cool down every Pitta imbalance. Thaila is coconut oil-based and can be best used on the head as well to balance Pitta Dosha.
It is helpful with mental disorders, anxiety, stress, and depression.
Watch also out for:
Bringaraja Thaila, Eladi Keram (infections of the skin, acne), Eladi Thaila.
There is not much oil for Kapha Dosha available, because we work with the opposite qualities of each Dosha to maintain balance. Kapha peeps should prefer dry massages with herbs. But there is some good Kapha oil available as well:
When you feel stagnant and slowly, your bones feel heavy – this one can help with rheumatic issues, blocked shrotas, mental disorders, pain in different body parts and metabolic diseases.
Watch also out for:
Curnas for dry massages can help to balance Kapha. Brahmi Curna, Bhringaraja Curna, and Haridra Curna can balance Kapha caused symptoms.
How to apply therapeutic oil?
You can find my guide to a self-massage at home here:
For therapeutic oil, it is helpful to warm them a bit up in their bottle. I use a baby bottle warmer, as it goes quickly warm while I am brushing my teeth.
Rub the oil stronger into your skin than you normally would, to bring the herbs deeper to your tissues.
Therapeutic oils smell a bit different than wellness oils. I use specific pants and a shirt to sit with the oil for 20 minutes or overnight before I shower it off. Use mild soap to shower it off.
Pour a hot cup of water afterward you in your bath sink to avoid clogging from the thick oil!
I love to let the oil sink in overnight – I sleep better, I wake up rested and I feel amazingly balanced. I also helped my body with Vata oil against cracking joints, a really fragile upper spine and eczema!
It is a self-experienced practice. Hit me per Mail or comment if you have any other questions about therapeutic oil or supplier!
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