“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.“~ Charaka Samhita Vol. 1, V: 88-89
We can get incredible benefits from even 5 min simple self oil massage, if we do on day-to-day bases, and some time, let say one time per, we can receive from others or offer our self 30-40 min massage, then it is really grate investment to our well-being.
Massage is one of the easiest ways to attain and maintain good health and well-being. Tension headaches, insomnia, aches and pains, tension and stress can all be easily alleviated with our hands.
Massage has amazing effects on the health of the person being massaged. It improves circulation, relaxes muscles, aids digestion and speeds up the elimination of waste products. These direct benefits, combined with the psychological benefits, quickly produce a feeling of well-being.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research shows that massage therapy provides several important health benefits, including:
• Improved blood circulation
• Muscle relaxation and improved range of motion
• Increased endorphin levels (the chemicals in your body that make you feel good)
Parts of material from (28 Feb 2011): http://www.livestrong.com/article/12454-do-selfmassage-/
Your ever well-wisher with love and gratitude BVG Janaka das
29 Apr 2011