Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage

Search Treatwell for Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage near you
Show stress who’s the boss with this full body wake-up call. Originating from the pampering geniuses of the East, Abhyanga combines warm oil with traditional massage techniques to nourish the entire body, leaving your skin silky soft and perfectly polished. Anyone who tries an Abhyanga massage for the first time will see serious benefits immediately.

What to expect?

Abhyanga massage is a complete rejuvenation of body and mind, working from the inside out. You can expect your massage to take place in a private room and the setting will be both relaxing and comfortable. Now onto the treatment itself! Sticking to tradition, a heated blend of oils (infused with nourishing herbs and flowers) is lightly applied to the skin. Call it nature giving you a big hug! Your therapist will then allow time for the oil to absorb into the skin before massaging your face, abdomen, legs and feet. Even pressure will be applied with the whole hand using a combination of circular motions and straight strokes, although lighter pressure is used on sensitive areas such as the stomach and the heart.

Know before you go

  • Warm oil equals, well, a lot of oil, so minimal clothing is a must. You may even be offered disposable knickers to wear (modesty restored!).
  • After your massage, a steam bath or hot shower is recommended. This will rid you of any excess oil and leave you energised for the day ahead.
  • Did you know that ancient Ayurvedic texts say that regular Abhyanga treatments slow down the ageing process? We’ll drink a green juice to that!

The sciencey stuff

Abhyanga is a firm but gentle whole body massage that helps the skin, the largest organ in our body, perform its diverse functions efficiently - whether that’s allowing toxins to be released from the body, or nourishment to be absorbed by the tissues. Oil plays a big role here, making sure skin is soothed, joint pain is reduced and dry hair is smooth and shiny. Think that’s all? Abhyanga can also help eliminate pesky impurities and kickstart the release of toxins that may have accumulated during the night. Hooray!


Share this article

Similar treatments

Ananda Yoga

Meditation in movement. Ananda yoga is a gentle style of Hatha yoga with an emphasis placed on spiritual training and self-awareness rather than physical exercise. It aims to harmonise the body, mind and spirit through breathing, postures and positive thinking.

Aromatherapy Massage

Feeling burnt out? If you’ve been running on empty, an aromatherapy massage could be just what you need to recharge your batteries. Essential oils can do everything from energise to de-stress or re-invigorate as well as fight common aches and pains, leaving you relaxed, limber and totally chilled out.

Ayurvedic Massage

Need a massage that’s more than skin-deep? Ayurveda is an ancient form of healing that can soothe, revive and rejuvenate. Treat yourself to an ayurvedic massage and feel the immediate benefits.

Four / Six Hands Massage

Get double the benefits in half the time with a four or six hands massage. Starring two or three therapists working together in synchronised massage strokes, this is the perfect solution if you’re time-poor but in desperate need of a rub-down. Prepare to think twice…

Hot Stone Massage

If you’re looking for a stress-busting treatment designed to relax and unwind, there’s nothing better than a hot stone massage. Popular for its ability to soothe both mind and body, the hot stone massage uses a combination of gentle oils and natural stones in a bid to ease muscle tension, improve circulation and promote wellbeing. Bliss has never sounded so good...

Lomi Lomi Massage

Fresh from the tropical shores of Hawaii, Lomi Lomi is a healing process that’s been handed down through generations of Hawaiian families. Similar to a deep tissue massage, therapists of this treatment combine full-body strokes and traditional prayer methods to restore internal balance and harmony. If you’re in need of some serious chill time, Lomi Lomi will give you a friendly nudge in the right direction.

Therapeutic Massage

If you're stressed or have chronic pain and tension, a therapeutic massage may help to alleviate the pain; be it a back or abdominal massage, it will improve your physical condition and help you relax.