Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.
For many, winter is a time filled with itchy dry skin, flaking scalp, cracked finger tips, and low immunity. There is a simple, cheap, and enjoyable solution to these common problems: oil massage. This technique, also known as Abhyanga, has been used for centuries and has many therapeutic applications.
It is a great practice to pick up now, in the middle of the winter, as it is very hydrating. Most soaps and body washes strip the skin of its natural oils and leave the skin bare and scaly. Performing oil massage on a daily basis keeps the skin hydrated and protected.