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Why to do Ayurvedic Massage in Winter?

Winter days are short and cool. The temperatures of the earth and water are cold, the air is dry, and the sun is less intense. Ayurvedic wisdom suggests that we all must take care of our vata energy to stay balanced in winter. Vata imbalance can occur when the temperature drops. Anxiety, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping can all be symptoms.

Massage therapy is a beautiful tool to help you get through the season. Texts more than five thousand years old contain Ayurvedic practices such as oiling the body. Warm oil massage (abhyanga), a part of Ayurveda’s winter lifestyle, is essential. It will help you recover, hibernate and rejuvenate your energy in the colder seasons.

Oil massage has many benefits.

  • Increased circulation, particularly to nerve endings
  • Toning the muscles and the entire physiology
  • Calming your nerves
  • Lubrication of joints
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Elimination of all impurities
  • Skin that is smoother and softens
  • Stamina levels that are higher throughout the day
  • Better, deeper sleep at night

What makes ayurvedic massage so beneficial in winter?

Immune boosting

The cold winter can make the lymphatic system slow and sluggish. The lymph flow is supported by Ayurvedic oil massage, which contains white blood cells (or “killer cells”) packed full of nutrients. These “killer cells,” which fight infections and bacteria, boost your immune system during this season when many people get sick.


Winter can dry out your skin, so ayurvedic oil massage can be a great way to hydrate it. Oil increases circulation and allows your skin to absorb essential vitamins. Ayurvedic Massage will leave you feeling nourished, moisturized, and refreshed.

Improves circulation

Winter is a season that can cause pain, aches, and arthritis in some people. Ayurvedic oil massage improves blood circulation to the body’s joints, muscles, and organs. Regular massage increases blood flow and improves all body functions.

Winter blues

Colder weather can cause stress and lead to feelings of sadness, sluggishness, and depression. Ayurvedic oil massage can be an excellent therapy to release endorphins and serotonin, hormones that help you feel happy and relieve sadness.

Cleanse your body

Ayurvedic oil massage ( Panchakarma) is a crucial aspect of ayurvedic detox. Abhyanga refers to moving stubborn toxins from our tissues through our bloodstream back into our digestive tract. Ayurveda recommends regular oil massages to not only flush out toxins but also prevent the formation of new toxins.


Note – This article is meant to raise awareness about the benefits of winter ayurvedic therapy. Sunshine Ayurveda Wellness Centre offers a personalized Ayurvedic Massage. Our skilled massage therapists will take care of your winter needs.

Do not let winter blues bring you down. Book your massage today!