Abhyangam means oil massage. It is a form of ayurvedic treatment in which whole body is massaged with ayurvedic oils. The oil used in abhyangam varies upon season and individual conditions. Abhyangam can be performed as individual treatment or as the first stage of any other treatments in PANCHKARMA.
Ardhang abhyangam means half body oil massage. Duration is 60 minutes.
This is done by one ayurvedic therapist, strokes are given according to disease. This treatment is good for general relaxation and rejuvenation as well as some ailments like arthritis, tendon stretch etc.