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Hemant Kumar Apr 2, 2024

Avoidance of Abhyanga (Massage) in Ayurveda for Those with Kapha Disorders and Digestive Issues

Avoidance of Abhyanga (Massage) in Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, abhyanga (massage) is considered extremely important for cleansing and maintaining the health of the body. It helps in maintaining balance in the body and improves overall health. However, for individuals suffering from certain kapha disorders, using abhyanga may not be safe.

Patients suffering from kapha disorders, particularly pratishyaya (cold), are advised against receiving massages. This is because massage therapy may worsen their condition and lead to further complications.

Furthermore, individuals with digestive issues should also avoid abhyanga.

It is important to note that Ashtanga Hridayam also mentions:

वर्ज्योऽभ्यङ्गः कफग्रस्तकृतसंशुद्धयजीर्णिभिः ॥ ९ ॥

"Varjyo'bhyaṅgaḥ kaphagrastakṛtasaṁśuddhayajīrṇibhiḥ" (Verse 9)

Translation: Abhyanga (massage) should be avoided in those suffering from diseases caused by an aggravated state of kapha and indigestion.

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Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement or treatment regimen.