It's easy to dismiss massage as an indulgence; something we relegate to holidays or special occasions. But for decades research has shown it's more than a luxury. Massage has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation, alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms, ease anxiety, headaches, and digestive disorders, and help with insomnia. Looking further back—thousands of years—Ayurveda has incorporated massage into its science. It's a pillar of UMA; a way to maintain wellness, keep skin glowing and youthful, and increase overall vitality. And massage doesn't always have to take place at the spa. It can be easily incorporated into a daily routine at home—by ourselves. Taking a moment to touch and massage the face, hands, shoulders (and more) using a natural wellness oil is both a grounding and empowering experience.
Ayurvedic Herbalist, LaToyia Mays “The benefits of Abhyanga are profound. The treatment clears Kapha aggravation and other obstructions of the body's channels including, heaviness, stagnation, sluggishness, blockages, and stickiness, says LaToyia. It can also increase strength, reduce cellulite, promote quality sleep, cleanse and rejuvenate the skin, prevent headaches, strengthen muscles, ease stiffness, and reduce stress”
Ayurvedic Therapist, Kari Thies “Home self-care is always important. There are many things people can do on their own by practicing Ayurvedic medicine to destress. A tridoshic oil (or wellness oil) is a must to keep on hand. Self-massage, garshana, and meditation are all a part of a healthy, balanced life. To learn more practices and home remedies for self care, I recommend checking out Dr. Sarah Kucera’s book: The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook; Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season”