The Spiritual Explorer Described the Benefits of India Temple Massage Oil
Dear Spiritual Explorer: When I was in India I received a wonderful massage by a therapist there and I swear that it smelled just like their Indian temples. Have you ever heard of that? Laura P., Milwaukee, WI
Dear Laura: India Temple massage oil smells exactly like the temples of India. You are quite right about that, notwithstanding this India Temple massage oil also soothes your skin and tired muscles. The herbs in this formulation leave your skin soft, moist and shiny. In addition, it is prepared with oils of white sesame seeds, sunflower, jojoba, almonds and other herbs. Quite a formulation I would say.
The great thing about India Temple massage oil is that proceeds from the sale of this product goes toward the Song of India Association that helps needy children of India. This massage oil allows children to have everything they need to succeed in their education. This includes uniforms, shoes, extra tutoring, medical and eye exams. They have been promised to receive help so long as they continue their education.
Massage as part of a libertine exercise
While receiving massages seems to be some kind of self-indulgent sybaritic enjoyment, for once massage oil has a kind of higher purpose. However, as far as I am concerned, just to receive a massage seems to put people into a “higher” frame of mind. It seems that receiving loving ministrations from a skilled therapist enables one to pass those loving feelings to another. And massage becomes a conductor of good feelings. I might even suggest the giving of a massage also to someone whom you have great feelings for. It can be a very loving experience that both of you participate in.
Different kinds of massage oil
Well, I have to admit being a bit surprised at some of the varieties of massage oil. The other day a friend of mine told me she went to a spa where they had chocolate massage oil. Another friend told me of chocolate butter cream massage as well as coconut lime massage oil. I suppose that would be the height of libertine luxury.
As for myself, I have opted for plain sesame massage oil, and apply it towards the practice of abhyanga which is the Ayurvedic approach to anointing the body with massage oil. Often infused with herbs and usually warm, the oil is messaged into the entire body before bathing. The effects of abhyanga are similar to being saturated with love. This experience gives a feeling of stability, warmth and comfort and passes through the subtle channels of the body.
Even if you were to just take any pleasing massage oil, whether it be olive, walnut or rose, and give yourself a pleasing massage, I assure you it would have great benefits.
Benefits of massage oil applied to the body
- Imparts softness, strength and color to the body
- Decreases the effects of aging
- Bestows good vision
- Nourishes the body
- Increases longevity
- Benefits sleep patterns
- Benefits skin
- Strengthens the body’s tolerance
- Imparts a firmness to the limbs
- Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
- Stimulates the internal organs of the body, increasing circulation
Try it; I promise you will love this practice of body massage for both health and circulation.
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