Taking Charge of Your Health

Traditionally in Ayurveda, Abhyanga or the
practice of applying oil to the skin, is done prior to showering. I really love applying oil to my skin before
I shower, it feels really luxurious and nourishing, and when I massage the oil into my skin, not
only does it help stimulate that circulation, that natural blood flow, but it also helps
support elimination of natural toxins from my body. And then when you shower after you oil, not
only does the shower help clean the skin, and really take the dirt off of the outer
layer, the steam helps to support that oil becoming more deeply absorbed in the body. Now, a lot of people still just put oil on
their skin after the shower and that’s totally fine. You know you really want to do what feels
good to you.

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