Abhyanga massage is part of Ayurvedic medicine. " Abhyanga " means , literally , oil massage of the entire body . This traditional holistic massage from India is specifically recommended in the therapeutic system , Ayurveda , for an overall improvement in the health and well -being. Indeed, Abhyanga is the most direct way to harmonize the body's vital energy , as abhyanga implements not only various manual techniques but also the properties of different oils , plants or flavorings used throughout the massage.