Ayurvedic Indian Massage - Abhyangam Navarakizhi - Full Body Massage with Rice and Milk.Navarakizhi is a perspiration-triggering body scrub.What makes this treatment different is the use of medicated herbal rice.To make these, rice in first soaked in natural herbs and oils. The blend is cooked to steam, and the resulting fragrant mixture is then contained in puffy muslin tea bags.The procedure in Navarakizhi is a two-step process: specially-applied oil is first slathered all over the body, after which the muslin tea bags are used to 'pound' the body, with extra focus in areas where marma (nerve points) reside.Navarakizhi is extremely effective against rheumatism, joint and muscle pains, back pains (e.g. sciatica, slipped discs), high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and sexual problems such as and menstruation, infertility and nervous weaknesses. It may also get rid of certain skin problems.Abhyangam is a popular body massage in ayurveda. The word abhyanga itself means to masasge. Abhyangam is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well being. Abhyanga is the anointing of the body with oil. Often medicated and usually war, the oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing. For thousands of years people have used abhyanga to maintain health, benefit sleep patterns, increase longevity. It has also been used as a medicine for certain disorders. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost anyone. It provides the body the necessary life energy to recover, refresh, renew and enables the mind to be relaxed. It wipes the negative energy of the body and makes the body powerful.
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