Indian women are among the most beautiful women in the world – many with with perfect complexions and ageless skin. So what’s their secret? Do they know something we don’t? Perhaps their beauty secrets lie in the ancient Indian practice of Makha Abhyanga.
Mukha Abhyanga is a facial treatment that combines ancient theory with today’s practical approach, using various organic herbs, extracts, oils and massage techniques to give you one of the most amazing facials ever. Based on the ancient healing system of India that has been utilized for thousands of years, Makha Abhyanga treatments are now in huge demand in spas, salons and clinics, worldwide.
The Makha Abhyanga facial begins with an analysis of the skin to determine what herbs and oils should be used. The herbs and oils that are selected are mixed in the Ayurveda tradition. First, the herbal pack or mask is applied to the face and left to do it’s work for about 20 minutes. When that is removed, the hand-selected oil is massaged into the skin until fully absorbed. Not only does this amazing treatment assist in softening wrinkles, lightening dark spots and reducing acne, depending on your personal needs, the Makha Abhyanga treatment can also:
- Exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin
- Calm Irritated skin
- Heal acne
- Minimize hyperpigmentation
- Reduce swelling and pain
- Alleviate skin infections from acne
- Relieve stress
Makhalepam and Abhyanga
While Mukha Abhyanga combines Mukhalepam and Abhyanga treatments to create an amazing facial massage, you can opt for one or the other.
This treatment includes freshly prepared mixture of herbs and oils that are prepared for your unique skin and needs. Oils used in Makhalepam are:
- Almond oil
- Aloe butter
- Apricot kernel oil
- Argan oil
- Avocado oil
- Calendula oil
- Sweet almond
- White camellia seed oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Jojoba oil
- Need oil
- Rose hip seed
The oils are mixed according to skin type with the appropriate herbs to create a customized mix that is massaged into the skin until the oil is fully absorbed.
Abhyanga is a massage treatment based on knowledge of the body’s Marma points. These are vital points of the body where muscles, nerves, blood vessels, joints, ligaments and bones meet. Abhyanga is a potent Ayurvedic skin restorative massage that nurtures the skin and makes it look clear, radiant and youthful. Abhyanga massage will:
- Restore softness, strength and color to the skin
- Decreased the effects of aging
- Improve the look of facial wrinkles
- Stimulate collagen and elastin production
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