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ABHYANGA: THE ART OF SELF OIL MASSAGE

In Ayurvedic medicine Autumn and early winter is the Vata season, the elements of air and ether dominate this time. This becomes a beneficial time to use air as your medicine, and practice deeper breathing and relaxation. Vata also governs the nerves and circulation, prominent features in the skin, this is a excellent time for one to receive a massage or body wrap, they are balancing for vata dosha. Oil is described as the most vata pacifying substance- being heavy, soothing, soft and warming- massaging with oil is especially soothing for vata .. 

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