Seasonal cleansing and rejuvenation is suggested to maintain health.
At the age of 20 or early thirties the anabolic state may stops and starts the catabolic state.
The catabolic changes will affect both the body and mind.
Manifestations are like wrinkles, sagging of skin, joint problems, lethargy, loss of memory, lack of sleep, lack of concentration, general weakness etc. In Rejuvenation aspect rasayana therapy is very helpful.
SIRODHARA: Gentle pouring of oil from a pot along a thread on forehead with mild head massage. It will give good relaxed and rejuvenated feeling. It will help to improve memory, lack of sleep, stress related problems etc. As brain is the center of central nervous system, the continuous flow of oil will help to calm the central nervous system.
According to Ayurveda, in old age, vata dosha becomes dominated. The nervous system is controlled by vata dosha and best remedy for vata imbalance is oileation both internally and externally.
Being essentially a science of healing, Ayurveda concentrates on what is required to lead a healthy normal life.
Ayurveda defines health as a complete presence of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social balance.
Besides the methods of curing the ailments Ayurveda gives us a great idea of how to take necessary precautions from diseases and how to get good life, as prevention is better than cure.
According to Ayurveda, perfect digestion and assimilation of food, together with regular and efficient evacuation of wastes, i.e. essential for health.
Improper digestion leads to formation of toxic wastes, i.e. ama (Sanskrit term). Ama clogs the system, slow down the digestion, and block the vital channels, clouds in mind. Ayurveda advises the practice of daily massage of the body with oil for preserving youthfulness.
It relaxes, cleanses and creates a harmony between mind and body.
Abhyangam massage is performed from masseurs in perfect synchrony, which is followed by a steam bath. It will help to loosen the ama “toxins” and to dilate the channels. Hence the toxins can move freely through the channels. Some part of the toxins will come out through sweat. It will help to improve the circulation, improve flexibility of joints, relaxation to muscles and nerves.
Abhyangam is excellent for:
Soothing joint problem arthritis,
Improving physical consistency, eye sight,
Including sound sleep,
Increasing life span and general sense of well-being,
Improving complexions and skin texture,
A synchronised massage performed by two persons give good relaxation to both body and mind as the massage is in a perfect rhythm.