Oil massage has a mild effect on the body and the lack of power and painful methods. Massaging feature is the unique exposure of the body by plant essential oils. During the session, special movements oil is applied to the skin surface, harmonizing and deeply relaxing the body and mind. An important role is played by the correct selection of oils, and the technique of its application to the body.
During exacerbation status Vata Ayurveda offers massage using sesame (sesame) oil to balance and soothe the body. Stroking against the direction of hair growth will help the oil to penetrate to the follicles (hair follicles). Since vata person has dry skin and closed follicles, recommended this massage technique. For people Pitta constitution massage should be carried out with sunflower oil or sandalwood, since these oils have a cooling effect. For Kapha constitution can be used in massage oil or corn oil, sweet flag root, or to massage without oil.
Recommended certain technical guidelines for specific diseases. When stagnant blood and poor circulation massage it to make toward the heart. When muscle spasms, tension and irritability massage performed in the direction of muscle fibers. For Kapha disorders massage is recommended to do in the morning. For Vata disorders massage is done in the evening, and for Pitt violations – at midnight. Rolfing salutary for the people of Kapha, superficial massage is good for people Vata and Pitta.
The oil contains nutrients and vitamins, moisturizes, nourishes, rejuvenates and tightens the skin. Massage combined with healing herbal oils carries a number of transformations. It improves blood circulation, tones and relaxes the muscles, stimulates the removal of waste products from the body, strengthens the body’s resistance to disease, a beneficial effect on the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive and hormonal systems. Massage is contraindicated in infections, inflammations and traumatic lesions of the skin, as well as for acute cardiovascular diseases and tumors.