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Article: A REVIEW ON PADABHYANGA (FOOT MASSAGE): A UNIQUE PROCEDURE TO HEAL THE BODY AND MIND
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Karishma *
Abstract: Ayurveda is a science of natural healing and science of prevention and natural cure for various health conditions. It treasures beneficial information and tips to live longer and healthier. Ayurvedic daily routine helps maintain balance and harmony in our body and nature by regulating our biological clock and advocating a healthy lifestyle. These daily routines are known as “Dinacharya”, or a list of daily wellness practices. Padabhyanga (foot massage) therapy holds a special place of importance in Ayurveda due to its soothing, revitalizing, calming and balancing of various disturbances of the peripheral nervous system. It is one of the most suggested solutions for people suffering from frequent cramps, chronic fatigue, and various sleeping disorders, including insomnia. Applying the proper foot massage technique relieves the body of its ailments and restores health through our feet.
Keyword: Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Padabhyanga, marmas, Vata, Sparshanendriya, Dhamanis