Abhyangam or Ayurvedic oil massage is the application of oil to the entire body.In Ayurveda,it is an integral part of daily life and promotes longevity and wellbeing
In post-delivery care medicated water bath is the core of all treatments. In this ayurvedic treatment, medicinal plants are boiled in water to be used as a bath. This ayurvedic bath helps in relieving body pain and encourages quick recovery from delivery related injury and distress.
It is a part of antenatal care which has several health benefits like boosts blood and lymphatic circulation, reduces pains and swelling in body, relieves stress and muscle tension.
This is done usually after full term normal delivery to bring back the belly back to normal size. Specific oil is applied in luke warm condition and a long cotton cloth is tied around the abdomen.