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 +======= OIL MASSAGE--OUTLINE OF BENEFITS =======
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 +====== Modern Findings ======
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 +OIL MASSAGE -- OUTLINE OF BENEFITS
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 +Modern Findings
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 +Sesame Oil:
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 +·        anti-neoplastic (in vitro): melanoma and colon cancer ​
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 +·        bacteriostatic:​ reduces bacterial counts in saliva (as a mouthwash)
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 +·        anti-fungal:​ reduces athletes foot fungus
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 +·        anti-oxidant:​ acts as a free radical scavenger (may replace damaged lipid molecules in the cells)
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 +The Massage: ​
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 +·        stimulates production of growth hormone which acts to promote growth and to improve immune function
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 +·        done prior to chemotherapy reduces its side effects
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 +Ancient Textual references
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 +Sesame Oil: its qualities heavy, oily, smooth, dull, warm, penetrating:​
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 +·        balance the qualities of vata dosha 
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 +·        balance pitta and kapha by controlling the master dosha
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 +·        perform a lubricating and releasing function for wastes to promote and maintain self-referral (balance/​homeostasis)
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 +·        promote improved tissue function--skin tone, flexibility,​ softness
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 +·        normalization of appetite
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 +·        improved functioning of senses
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 +·        retarded hair loss
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 +·        improved sense of well-being
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 +The Massage:
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 +·        assists in the dissolution of ama mechanically ​
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 +·        assists in the dissolution of ama from increased heat related to both friction and physical movement
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 +·        stimulates the improved elimination of ama
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 +·        soothes the senses
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 +·        soothes the mind
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 +·        relaxes the body
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 +·        triggers reflex (marma) points to improve physiology
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 +Summary: ​ The daily oil massage (abhyanga) is a useful task for the prevention of imbalance and maintenance of normal physiology. ​ By helping to eliminate ama (stress) which degrades mind-body functioning it simultaneously promotes the conditions for the experience and growth of higher states of consciousness. ​ It also directly cultivates self-referral by bringing attention and awareness to the body (away from the distraction of the sense objects in the field of relative creation).
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