Even though there is not much research on Abhyanga, we have practiced it for centuries. Lots of individuals have reported therapeutic benefits and continue to use this treatment. We often perform it as part of the Ayurvedic detoxification procedure, named Pancha Karma. Research about the effects of oleation during Pancha Karma revealed that lipid peroxide levels in the blood (a marker showing damage caused by free radicals in the body) rose during Pancha Karma but dropped nearly 3 months following the procedure to levels below levels that existed before the treatment. Learn the health benefits of Abhyanga in this video.