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  • Ayurvedic Tips for Foot Care: Massages, Baths & More

    Ayurvedic Tips for Foot Care: Massages, Baths & More

    When we neglect our feet, we risk developing problems like calluses, fungi and soreness. Taking steps toward developing a healthy and nourishing foot care routine is essential for preventing these problems from arising in the first place. Here are several tips from Ayurveda for promoting radiant, hydrated and well-pampered feet—and for honoring the important work of these vital body parts.
  • Self-Massage: The Gift That Keeps Giving

    Self-Massage: The Gift That Keeps Giving

    The Ayurvedic practice of self-massage—or Abhyanga—is self-care made simple. Read on to learn about the essential oils and aromatherapy techniques that can relieve your aches, clear your brain fog, and make your skin glow.
  • How to Self-Massage: The Best Essential Oils for Your Self-Care Routine

    How to Self-Massage: The Best Essential Oils for Your Self-Care Routine

    Self-massage—or Abhyanga—is a simple self-care practice you can access from the comfort of your own home. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the benefits of these essential oils on your next night in.
  • Abhyanga Self-Massage: Our Favorite Ayurvedic Gift of Self-Care

    Abhyanga Self-Massage: Our Favorite Ayurvedic Gift of Self-Care

    Research has shown that Abhyanga self-massage increases your flexibility and range of motion, decreases aches & pains, improves mood and decreases stress. Importantly, self-massage is a great way to check in with your body.
  • An Herbalist on the Benefits of Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage

    An Herbalist on the Benefits of Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage

    LaToyia Mays, a certified herbalist and founder of The Laya Center, says Abhyanga massage leaves you feeling invigorated and relaxed—and it aids in better digestion, detoxification, glowing skin, and increased stamina. 
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