Ayurvedic Massage oils

Ayurvedic Notes: Massage is good for every imbalance and a wonderful centering tool.  It tells the body that it is cared for.  There are massage oils ehlpful for each Dosha  If you know you are Pitta Dosha (tend to be fiery, sharp, type A, ambitious,) use sunflower or sandalwood oils because they have cooling properties.  If you are more Vata, or Vata energy is aggravated (overly restless, distracted, active, creative) use sesame oil and stroke against the hair for deeper penetration. If Kapha is more prominent, (tolerant, calm, slower moving, posessive) try using corn or calamus root oil, or go without oil and do a deep massage.

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