Tuesday, May 20, 2008


"Ayurvedic skin care begins with abhyanga,
a therapeutic self-applied oil massage that nourishes the skin."
Inner Beauty

I am using an oil I bought while at the Raj.

When I am finished with it I will make my own.
Vata Abhyanga Oil
1 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup mixed herbs: turmeric-root powder,
fresh ginger. lotus root, fresh basil, cloves and fresh orange peel
Essential Oil: jasmine, basil, orange or rose

In a small saucepan, heat the oil gently until just to boil.
Stir in the herbs and remove from heat.
Cover and steep for one to two days.
Strain the oil into an air tight container.
Add 5-8 drops of single or mixed essential oil.

This daily massage routine takes five minutes.

I am currently under the care of a massage therapist.
She is teaching me some self massage techniques.
She is helping my connective tissues heal.
Connecting with you is healing.


Cheryl said...

Hhhmmm I can smell those beautiful oils, heavenly.
Hope the massage is helping Sherry.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am looking forard to making some oil infused with my lavender.
Massage is helping me. I have more energy than I did a month ago. I am making progress. It could take awhile before I am 100% well.
I figure I am on the path and as long as I am making progress than all is good.
Thank you for your support and your friendship.