How To Do Self Massage with Oil [Morning Therapy]

I’ve learned about self-massage in Ayurveda. Like dry-brushing, it is a part of my morning therapy.  The self-massage moisturizes my skin. It feels nourishing and grounding.

There is a whole science on how to mix oils based on the individual’s constitution. But, I will keep it simple for our purpose, which is an ultimate wellness made easy!

I like my oils warm. However, if you live in the hot climate and feel over-heated, you can use cold oils.

At the beginning of my journey, I used oils prescribed by my Ayurvedic doctor, Scott Gerson.

I feel like mixing my own and buying pre-made has the same benefits for my skin.  Here are some options for you to choose your oils:

  1. Look for a qualified Ayurvedic doctor. The consultation with a doctor would cost anywhere between $200 to $500. If you have other issues, it might be a worthwhile investment.  Scott Gerson is the only doctor I’ve ever seen. He is extremely qualified. It’s been over ten years since I’ve seen him. But, I never stopped learning and practicing.
  2. Make your own: mix up sesame oil – 1 table spoon, coconut – 2 table spoons, olive oils – 4 table spoons (double or triple up so you can use multiple times).
  3. Buy pre-made: I use  Tri-Doshic Massage Oil 34oz for $45.95. It lasts a long time.

Mix oils in a larger container and pour into a smaller glass container for a daily usage.

Step-by-Step for Self Massage:

Ayurveda Oil Massage

  1. Place the small bottle in hot water for a few minutes (or refrigerator).
  2. Stand on a towel in your bathroom.
  3. You can skip your head massage if you don’t feel like washing your hair.
  4. Message in a clockwise direction, starting with neck, hands, navel, moving towards feet.
  5. Use long, downward strokes along the muscles and circular movement on your joints.
  6. You can leave the oil on your body or wash it away with warm water, with or without soap.
  7. You can try not to use soap instead just dry with a towel.

Time to practice! Please share your experience in the comment field below.

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