Abhyanga Massage – Self Care in Lockdown Day 1

31 Days of Self Care in MAY
DAY 1 Traditional OIL BATHE 
Abhyanga is a massage that’s done with warm oil. The oil is applied on the entire body, from the scalp to the soles of your feet.
Abhyanga is typically performed by a massage therapist. But it’s also possible to do an abhyanga self-massage in the comfort of your own home.
Traditional Abhyanga is done with warmed oils however I’ve added a little more luxury to mine!
How to Massage!
  1. Organise the oils you want to use in order. Warm the oils in a pot of hot water until the oil is warm or keep in a warm place ( not hot)
  2. Apply the oil to your whole body, starting at the top of your head. Massage the oil into your scalp, moving in circular motions. ( Iuse a separate oil on my hair to treat it)
  3. Continue to your forehead, ears, cheeks, and jaws.
  4. Massage your chest and abdomen, moving in clockwise and circular strokes. On your trunk, massage inward along your ribs.
  5. Continue to your back and get into the glutes – you can’t beat a butt massage!
  6.  Massage in straight, long motions on your arms and legs. Move in circular motions on your joints.
  7. Massage your feet, including your toes and soles.
  8. Relax for the evening  let your skin absorb the oil.


Slicked up like a little slug, I try not to touch anything for a wee while! I then sleep in a cotton onesie and this may be a little high maintenance – but I sleep on a silk pillowcase.  I wake up feeling amazing! #selfmassage is an amazing way to connect to your own body and appreciate all of its perfectly placed societally implied imperfections! Om PURNAM.


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