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Padabhyanga is a holistic and very beneficial therapy and it is an effective inpsychosomatic disorders. The word padabhyanga is composed with two words i.e. abhi and anga, abhi means “to rub” and anga means “limb”. And pada means “feet”.It is a concept beyond massage (Abhyanga) and it is an important part of Ayurvedic traditionalchikitsa. padabhyanga is the massage and reflexology techniques done on the sole through the marmas. Acupuncture, Acupressure and Pedicure seems to have developed from this ancient therapy. Padabhyanga can be done at any time of the day but it is more beneficial when it is done at evening or at night. In night it should be done before going to bed. mostly Abhyanga is advised to be done in daily routine life for maintenance of healthy life, so thatPadabhyanga can be done on a daily basis. Oil applied to the feet, makes the padasthairya(feet strong), Nidrakara (induces sleep), drishtiprasadana (improve eye vision), relieves padasupti , shrama(tiredness),stambha (stiffness), sankocha(muscular cramps) and sphutana (cracking of feet).  So, in padabhyanga contact of palm and sole during massage energy(urja) produced which may plays an important role in various effect on our body.

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