Tidy Tips for Ayurvedic oil self-massage
Susan Pulley, Tips & Techniques
Here are some tips on how you can manage it at home:
After Abhyanga (Click here for more details), you need to leave the oil on for 10-15 minutes. Use a shirt & pants that were sitting in the donation pile to keep warm, and reuse. You can wash them separate from normal clothes, but NO DRYER!! Because, you know, heat + oil = fire. Ditto with the towel. After a while, this set of massage clothes may get heavy with oil, then it’s time to toss them and recycle a new pair.
Tidy Tips for Ayurvedic oil self massage
Tips & techniques
Use the same towel or a hand towel to wipe off any excess oil before showering. Especially the soles of your feet, so you don’t slip. In theory, you shouldn’t have much left on your skin, since you apply a thin layer and work it in. But some people err on the enthusiastic side. You know who you are.
Keep a bottle of dish soap in the shower, and squirt it down the drain from time to time.