Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatment – 5 Anti Aging Techniques

Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatment – 5 Anti Aging Techniques

Aging is inevitable as it is part of our natural human cycle. But can we slow down the aging process? Read on and discover all about the Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatment – 5 Anti aging techniques.

What Makes Us Age Fast?

Stress. Hectic lifestyle, anxiety, insomnia.

Diet. Lack of proper diet and intake of appropriate vitamins and minerals.

The Environment. Pollution, UV rays.

Lack of Exercise. Long hours sitting at a desk.

Aging manifest itself mainly on the skin, our biggest organ, in the form of blemishes, dryness, wrinkles, spots, patches and rough and uneven skin. Help replenish your skin with the Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatment.

5 Natural Anti Aging Techniques from Ayurveda

We can´t avoid getting older as it is a natural process that cannot be controlled. In Ayurveda the process can be delayed by;

  1. First, eliminate the bad toxins, and after
  2. Revitalise the body and improve the efficiency of your immune system.

Check out the following 5 Ayurveda Rejuvenation Techniques that will make you look and feel younger.

1.Abhyanga – Full body Indian massage

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Abhyanga is a full body massage that is usually given by one therapist or synchronised, with two therapists. One can also do self Abhyanga at home. The massage lasts for an hour or a bit more.

Various natural oils can be used including almond, coconut or sesame oils. This depends on your preference. Even mustard oil can be applied. In Ayurveda centres or spas, the oil is mixed with infused herbs. You can buy ready-made mixed oils from reputable Ayurveda clinics all over the world.

Use slightly warm oil for the body massage, which is ideal to pacify your dosha. This will give you a nice and soothing feeling when applied to your skin.

During the massage, the oil is rubbed well into your skin using quick but light firm strokes. It is applied in a circular motion, always in direction towards your heart, and in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Not much pressure is applied. This is done to relax the body tissues and make the oil enter well into the skin.

If you opt for self-massage, use both hands and massage your whole body using gentle and firm strokes. Start with the feet, then continue with the legs, moving up to your stomach, applying circular movements. Then proceed to the hips and massage along the lower back area. Continue with the chest and neck, followed by the arms and hands, and finally the face and head area. It is recommended to have some relaxing music in the background to help you unwind.

When ready do not shower for a couple of hours to allow the oil to penetrate into your skin.

Benefits of Abhyanga Massage

  • Softens your body tissues
  • Alleviates muscle pain
  • Hydrates
  • Helps with physical and emotional exhaustion
  • Excellent for circulation
  • Regains skin elasticity
  • Aids peaceful sleep
  • Quiets the mind
  • Helps with any physical weakness


Do not massage: After having heavy meals, if suffering from indigestion, diarrhoea, have any swelling, during menstruation, and also if you have a fever or a severe cold.

2.Shiro Abhyanga – Ayurvedic Head Massage

Shiro Abhyanga is a thorough massage applied to the head using medicated oils (a mix of oils and natural herbs). The massage usually lasts about 15-20 minutes and is most optimal for the nervous system and the brain.

The oil mix is poured onto the scalp, and a gentle and firm massage is applied with the fingertips, working in circular movements from top to bottom, until the entire head area is covered. You can wash your hair right after the massage is completed.

Relax afterwards and don´t do any exercise to achieve the maximum relaxation from the head massage.

The Benefits of Shiro Abhyanga

  • Increases blood circulation
  • Reduces hair fall
  • Reduces grey hair
  • Improves sleep
  • Stops dryness of the scalp

Do not massage: After having meals, if you suffer from indigestion, have fever or severe colds. Avoid cold beverages.

3.Shiro Dhara – Flow of Medicated Liquid on the Head

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Shiro Dhara is a different version of head treatment.

It is an Indian technique whereby medicated blended oil is placed into a bowl which is located in a position hanging over the head of the guest. Then the liquid is made to flow on the forehead of the guest through cotton cloth that soaks the oil and drips through a whole at the bottom of the bowl. This usually lasts about 20 minutes and gives you a beautiful relaxing sensation, especially if you are stressed. Many people fall asleep instantly during the process.

The benefits of Shiro Dhara

  • Relaxation
  • Anti stress
  • Helps with depression
  • Aids anxiety
  • Defeats insomnia

4.Ayurveda Udvartana – Powder Massage for Weight Loss

Udvartana is a massage applied first with oil and then herbal powder, used mainly for weight loss and to reduce cellulite. Also known as dry massage when oils are not used.

The treatment starts with a syncronised massage applied by two therapists on the whole body, back and front. Soon after the same procedure is carried out using powder this time, made of different herbs and grains. This mix is rubbed all over the body.

The Benefits of Udvartana

  • Helps circulation
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Exfoliates and revitalises the skin
  • Stimulates the entire body
  • Removes dead cells
  • Anti aging
  • Eliminates cellulite and excess fat
  • Eliminate any bad body odour
  • Tones the muscles
  • Lymphatic drainage

5.Tarpanam Eye Massage – Eye rejuvenation

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In today´s age, we are straining our eyes and vision by constantly staring at a digital screen; whether it is a mobile, tablet or computer. It is very important to keep our eyes healthy as tired eyes can affect other sense organs in the body.

Tarpanam is a process whereby warm medicated liquid ghee (made from cow´s milk) is poured onto the eyes and held for a period to nourish the eyes and eliminate dark circles around them.

A natural herbal dough is made from a mixture of chickpea and herbal powder, which is then shaped into a mask and put over the eyes of the guest. The ghee is poured inside this mask as shown in the picture.

Once the eyelids are covered you are asked to open and close your eyes several times so the ghee spreads evenly over the eyes. After about fifteen minutes of this treatment a cotton ball is dipped in and slowly soak up all the liquid. Then the mask is removed.

The method of putting liquid directly onto your eyes might seem scary but in reality it is very easy to do and very relaxing as I have tried it a couple of times.

The Benefits of Tarpanam

  • Good for insomnia
  • Cools and nourishes the eyes
  • Improves vision
  • Eliminates dark circles around the eyes

Don´ts: After the treatment do not go out if it is windy. Do not stay where there are fans or any air blowing.


In this article I described the most common treatments you will expect on an Ayurveda Wellness Program.

Ayurveda is an ancient therapy and all the above treatments are excellent to nourish the body and pamper your skin.

Please share your experience if you have tried any of the above methods, and how was the experience?


14 thoughts on “Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatment – 5 Anti Aging Techniques

  1. Hi Marisa,
    Good tips and information, especially for this day and age. I am interested in natural healing products too myself so this is a great website to gain more ideas.
    All The Best,

    1. Hi Gayle, thank you for your kind words. It is important to take care of our health and its much better if we can do it in a natural way. Take care, Marisa

  2. What a timely article. This is exactly what I was looking for. I have back pain that is not stopping. I have tried many things but nothing works.

    I actually am thinking of using Abhyanga massage as you said it helps with muscle pain. Would you recommens this?

    1. Hi Thabo, thank you for your kind comments. A massage is always helpful if you don´t have any health issues. Always check with your doctor. I hope you find a solution for your back pain. You can also try acupuncture. Take care, Marisa

  3. A lot of good information you provide. In the stressful age we live today products that can heal and rejuvenate the body can be very helpful even more so when we are talking about natural products that don’t contain so many chemicals that our bodies are used to take every single day. Thank you for all the important information you provide. Health should be of great importance to everybody.

    1. Hi, thank you for your feedback. I enjoy taking care of my health and this is why I chose to share the information with everybody. We are always so busy and I think everyone should start dedicating more time to pamper oneself. 

  4. Rather interesting to see all these 5 anti-anging techniques to ensure we have a proper oiled and young looking body. Aging has been a menace on our lives and it is what we all dread so, I feel that virtually everyone would found this post to be very helpful. Also, I would like to say that all these seems to be specifically targeting parts of our body and as such, it would give concentrated results. Thanks for sharing this 

    1. Everyone is so concerned about keeping young but most important is to keep healthy. Thanks for reading my article.  

  5. Yeah thanks for this great review, my mum is 55 years of age she is not suppose to be having a rough skin yet but she does,so last year I took her for  Abhyanga oil she had  a Full body Indian massage; trust me I really saw changes after massaging she glows and shines and now we are having the massage in every two weeks, thanks a lot for this great post 

    1. Hi Rose, sorry for taking long to reply as I was busy. 

      I’m so glad your mum goes for Abhyanga massage, apart from the cosmetic and dry skin benefit, medicated oils used in Abhyanga work wonders for circulation and relaxation. Thank you for writing and tell your mum to keep enjoying the massages. 

  6. Ah Marisa, this information is so valuable for 66 year old self.Periodically , I give myself a massage, but I see where it can have a more lasting effect if  I do not shower right after. I notice also the emphasis is on long and slow. I am trying to get familiar with most of these precious oils so I use them next time around. Thank you for this article. I have made notes and bookmarked this page for further reference

    1. Hi and thank you for writing. It is such a good practice especially if you do find the time for self massage. It has so many benefits for our skin and health. 

      I do agree, if you let the oils sink into your skin longer, you get that relaxation feeling on your skin. Have a lovely evening. 

  7. Hello Marisa thanks for this great article about ayurveda rejuvenation treatment and the five anti aging techniques because it has been so interesting and enjoyable to read and by this also I have got to know the importance of different body parts massaging using ayurveda rejuvenation treatment and am soon trying out these techniques so as to look younger. Thanks Marisa. 

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