Every Day Body Massage
Apply oil after a bath when the body is wet before toweling. It encourages you to
moisturizes the skin daily with natural oils. It also eliminates the need of
lotions which in many cases are made with mineral oil or other ingredient besides pure
oils. This oil is cured so it is absorbed very easily by the body and does not
leave a sticky oily residue. Use sparingly as it easily spreads over the skin.
Massage the face and ears, massaging gently. Gentle massage of the temples and backs of
the ears is especially good for decreasing stress.
Apply a little oil to your hands and massage the neck, front and back, then the shoulders.
Use the flat of the palm and the fingers
Vigorously massage your arms, using a circular motion at the shoulders and elbows and
long, back-and-forth motions on the long parts.
It is important not to be too vigorous when you get to the trunk. Using large. Gentle
circular motions massage the chest, stomach, and lower abdomen. (Avurveda traditionally
advises moving in a clockwise direction.) A straight up-and down motion is used over the
Apply a bit of oil to your hands and reach around without straining to massage. The back
and spine-use up and down motions, or whatever you can do.
Vigorously massage the legs as you did the arms-circular at the ankles and knees, straight
back-and-forth on the long parts.
With the remaining bit of oil, vigorously massage the feet. Continue to use the flat of
the hand except around the toes, which you can handle with your fingers.
Then towel up. You will find you feel as if you have a daily spa and it helps keep
you rejuvenated for the day. Your body, skin and psyche knows that it is being cared