Massage with medicated oil in a synchronized manner is called abhyanga. It is one of the pre operative procedures in many Panchakarma.

  • Sarvanga Abhyangam-  massage which is performed on full body
  • Ekanga Abhyangam- massage of a specific part of body or a local massage
  • Padabhyangam- A massage of foot, palms & sole
  • Shiroabhyagam – Massage performed on head.
  • Duration: It depends on which type of abhyanga
    • 30 min to 90 min


  • It is a fundamental part of Panchakarma and essential preliminary procedure, so it is done before all major panchakarma treatments. Improves blood circulation , increased cardiac return and facilitates removal of toxins from the tissues
  • It is useful in all VATA disorders –particularly in Neurological & musculoskeletal disorders and also reduces pain.
  • Lubricates the joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments consequently reduces pain and inflammation of joints
  • Abhyangam also muscle  reduces stiffness, spasm in the and nourishes by increasing the blood circulation to the muscle