The Abhyanga is a part of the Dinacharya (daily practices) specified by the Brihatrayi and Laghutrayi series of Ayurvedic textbooks to maintain good health and well being. An Abhyanga is prescribed for joint health, to nourish the dhatus (tissues of the body) and to bring aggravated doshas back to balance. The Abhyanga is also recommended to pacify aggravated vata dosha, improve the condition of extremely, dry and coarse hair and flaky skin.
Netra Tarpana (Akshi Tarpana)
Head is said to be the Uttamanga (best organ). It is an abode of all the Indriyas (sense organs). Among all the Indriyas (sense organs) Nayana or Eye, the sense organ of sight or vision is said to be the best and most important. Tarpana treatment is an efficient therapy of Ayurvedic eye care.
Shiro Abhyanga is also a part of Dinacharya (daily regimen). If time permits it shall be practised on a daily basis. It can also be selectively brought in as a treatment option for many Vata related disorders and disorders affecting the head, sense organs and neck and for control and prevention of many psychosomatic disorders.
Nasyam is a therapeutic treatment for the nose, throat, sinuses and head. The face, shoulders and chest are massaged with specific herbal oil and the herbal extracts and herbal oils are measured exactly and instilled into the nostrils, while inhaling.