Abhyangam is a popular body massage in ayurveda. The word abhyanga itself means to massage. It's a special type of oil massage in which strokes are given according to the needs for about 45 minutes per day for 14 days. It is very useful for obesity, diabetic gangrene (a condition developed due to lack of blood circulation in certain parts of the body). The Massage is done with a combination of specially prepared Ayurvedic herbal oils and applied all over the body stimulating the vital points. This is very good for the general health of the skin and prevents early aging and relieves muscular aches and pain. After the massage herbal steam bath is also given. Abhyangam can increase the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies, which provide more resistance against viruses and diseases. This helps the defense mechanism in the body and increases immunity towards environmental changes. In this way abhyangam massage is a protector, preserver and a rejuvenator, increasing self-confidence and will power. To massage is to exercise the nervous system.