Abhyanga: Self massage
I start in autumn perhaps massaging every third day or so and when winter starts I try to do it everyday. When I do it in the morning, it feels like I have wrapped myself in a warm blanket for the day and after a busy day when I do it in the evening it helps me to sleep. Try it for a week and see for yourself how wonderful it makes you feel.
2. Dry brush your entire body either with a dry brush or exfoliating glove. This helps get the circulation going.
5. Pat your skin dry with a towel.
Tips to get started
Choose cold pressed oils that are food grade or higher. Sesame oil is warming and is recommended for winter, however, some people find the smell too strong so try almond. You will need to know your dosha type and then you can find the right oil for you here.Customize your scent
Adding essential oils is a beautiful way to add another level of sensual pleasure to your daily massage. Winter time: Jasmine, Rose, Clove, Chamomile, Rosewood, Ginger Frankincense, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang, and Mandarin.
Use old towels
Oil in your nose?
Believe it or not putting a drop or two of warmed sesame oil in your nose and ears each day will help you ward off colds and ear infections. This assists in deeply soothing the whole nervous system. I massage my whole scalp with oil on the days I wash my hair and this not only nourishes the hair and scalp but it feels fantastic. Enjoy!