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This book describes the spiritual tradition and therapeutic benefits of using nutritional oils for a daily self-massage.
The oil therapy described in this book can help you to a more radiant appearance and to better physical and mental health. The key to this oil therapy is a daily self-massage using a high-quality nutritional oil. Through the principle of dermal absorption, your body assimilates this oil and utilizes its nutrients to nourish your skin, hair, nerves, brain,
heart, joints and endocrine system.
This practice is as ancient as civilization and has been used in the hygienic practices and religious customs of cultures around the world.
Hygienic Oil Therapy is also a valuable adjunct to fasting and detoxification programs. So throw away your chemical-laden cremes, lotions, powders and gels, and nourish your skin and body the natural way - with nutritional oils!
The health benefits of Hygienic Oil Therapy, also known as anointment in its historical and religious contexts, are significant and varied. It provides primary nourishment for the skin and helps to heal and cleanse it. It also helps to soothe and relax the nerves, nourish the heart and brain, and lubricate the joints in addition to providing nutrients essential to the creation and functioning of hormones within the endocrine system. EFA's have also been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and to reduce the growth rate of tumors in breast cancer....
In India, anointment with oil is both a relic of the Hindu religion and a living practice of one of the most ancient systems of organized medicine, Aryuveda. A daily self massage (Abhyanga) using a prepared oil according to body type, or Dosha, is an important aspect of maintaining health and balance, according to Aryuvedic tradition.