Ayurveda classic texts state that abhyangam once performed daily has the following advantages.
- Delays aging
- Removes Fatigue
- Pacifies Vata Dosha
- Improves vision
- Induces longevity
- Induces sleep
- Provides resistance against disease and disharmony
- Improves complexion and luster the skin
- Provides resistance against injuries and provides power to recover quickly
- increases physical strength.
Abhyangam ayurvedic treatment is additionally an important and integral part of panchakarma procedures as pre – operative procedure. Here the oil is applied to the entire body with a particular type of massage that helps the toxins to move towards the gastrointestinal tract. This also makes the superficial and deep tissues soft and supple.