This is my absolute favorite Self-Care method and I am SO excited to share it with you!
You are going to love this, my friend ♥
If you are one of those persons who easily suffer from coldness, this is an especially perfect treatment for you.
It is the most relaxing and calming self-treatment which I know exists! It`s Ayurveda self-massage, called; abhyanga. Luxurious and balancing full body warm oil massage.
It moves stress and toxins from your body and mind and keeps you warm for hours.
It calms the nervous system and therefore it is a perfect treatment for sensitive persons or if you feel the stress of a busy life! (like we all do at time to time) and for creatives also, we have so much going on in our life and mind and this is like tiny meditation.
It has been said that abhyanga is like an “experience of being loved” and I really do sign it. What could be a better way to show compassion for yourself than this beautiful balancing treat?
In my country, Finland, winters are cold (and no you really don`t get used to it!) I especially enjoy this treatment during autumn and winter, I highly recommend to take this to your morning routines, it will take about half an hour to do it. I know you can be thinking, Hannele, I don`t really have time for! Yes, I get you – we don`t always have the time BUT I really do believe that if we want something we can make the time. ..maybe not for every day but if you enjoy this, try to make it regular like even two times a week. It`s better than nothing.
Or if your morning routines contain meditation or yoga consider a few times a week to do this instead or cut your yoga time half and use it for a luxurious massage – they work together perfectly!
Sometimes we think that we don`t have time to do things, but think about that taking care of yourself is where everything good rises in your life – It`s your ticket to success, your happiness & your health!
When I fall into a trap ” I don`t have time” I remind myself:
If I don`t have time to enjoy my life and do what makes me happy and healthy – what is the point of my life then?
SO, HOW TO DO THIS
Massage your body about a 15 -20 minutes.
Make the moment rush free, light some candles to lift up your spirit and use a warm room.
You can choose a Dosha Oils which have specific ayurvedic herbs for your own dosha or for example, I use a coconut oil and sometimes I put a few drops of essential oils with it.
Pour the quantity you need oil into a cup and heat it in the hot water container. Oil should be comfortably warm and not hot.
Take a shower after the massage.
** ATTENTION **
watch out for slipping on oily feet!
But shampoo on your dry hair, it will remove oil better after the massage.
Whats the video below for step by step introduction how to massage and learn more about your Dosha here.