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Padabhyanga, also known as foot massage, is an Ayurvedic massage technique that originated in India. This massage involves massaging the feet with warm oil or medicated decoctions to promote relaxation and overall wellness.

What does padabhyanga mean?

Padabhyanga is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Pada" meaning foot, and "abhyanga" meaning massage. Thus, Padabhyanga means "foot massage."

How it is done:

  • The person lies on their back while the therapist applies warm oil or medicated decoctions on their feet and massages them using various techniques.

  • The therapist may also apply pressure on specific reflexology points on the feet. 

  • The oil or medicated decoction used in Padabhyanga may vary depending on the person's individual needs.


  • Relieving stress and anxiety

  • Improving blood circulation

  • Stimulating the lymphatic system

  • Reducing swelling in the feet and ankles

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Relieving pain and stiffness in the feet

  • Enhancing the quality of sleep

  • Reducing headaches and migraines

  • Improving digestion


 A typical Padabhyanga session lasts approx 30 minutes.

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