Highly sensitive people can benefit from one of the best health practices in Ayurveda: oil massage called abhyanga.
Abhyanga is the practice of pouring herbal oil on the body and massaging the oil into the body to help restore and maintain balance. Abhyanga is a daily massage practice for promoting general health or it can be part of the Ayurveda detoxification program called panchakarma.
According to The Ayurveda Encyclopedia abhyanga benefits the lymphatic system which is used throughout the body to carry nutrients to and remove toxins from the cells. This role gives the lymphatic system an important place in maintaining the nourishment of the body and detoxing as well.
The Ayurveda Encyclopedia lists the following additional benefits of abhyanga:
- reverses and prevents aging
- releases fatigue and stress
- heals and prevents nervous system disorders
- helps vision
- nourishes the body and improves sturdiness
- remedies insomnia
- promotes electrochemical balance in the body
- prevents dehydration in the skin
- strengthens nerves
- helps the electromagnetic field of the body
- strengthens the immune system by increasing antibodies.
These important benefits of a daily oil massage are very beneficial for highly sensitive people in several ways. HSPs can help their nervous system because the oil goes into the skin, tissues and the nerves providing relief for stress, insomnia and fatigue.
When the massage is done daily, it helps prevent the buildup of stress and nerve damage in the body. Unlike medication for stress and nerves, oil massage doesn’t have any side effects. A daily abhyanga practice keeps skin supple and helps reverse the aging that comes with the buildup of toxins.
One of the most important things you can do everyday for your health is detox. You cannot escape the need. Even if you eat pure organic food every day, it is impossible to escape the toxins from pollution and stress. Abhyanga is a kind of immunization from toxins if done daily. For highly sensitive people who need every help they can get, oil massage is an easy way to obtain many health benefits, reduce stress and strengthen their nervous systems. Oil massage is perfect for HSPs.