Abhyangm is the application of medicated oil on head and body followed by a gentle body massage by a trained therapist. Abhyangam is carried out as a single treatment and is used as a preparation for or along with other major treatments. The physician / consultant will decide the suitability of the individual for this treatment and also the oil appropriate for him/her. Abhyangam benefits the body in many ways. It helps tones up the body, helps promote sound sleep, is soothing to the eyes, helps enhance the texture and smoothness of the skin and is helpful in alleviating many vata problems.