self massage. This oil is rich in linoleic acid, and has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Also, Sesame Oil is extremely useful for pacifying ‘Vata’- governs all m
ovements of mind and body. Proper Massage with Sesame Oil is a symbol of prosperity and health in ancient folklore.
Benefits of Massage with Sesame Oil
Massage with Sesame Oil is associated with numerous beneficial factors when massaged on skin and hair by a proper massage therapist. The benefits are discussed below:
For Skin: Massage with Sesame Oil makes the skin smooth and supple by releasing the toxins from the body, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing the premature ageing. It also prevents the skin from getting dry. Sesame Oil provides antioxidant Vitamins A and E to the skin to protect it from cell damage, which is caused from the free radicals. This oil also acts as a moisturizer of the skin.
For Hair: Massage the scalp daily with Sesame Oil to nourish the scalp and restore the natural balance of the hair. Sesame Oil helps to prevent premature graying of hair as well. The oil has hair darkening prosperities, which help to keep the hair dark in colour and healthy.
To Lower Blood Pressure: Sesame oil also helps to lower blood pressure, decreases lipid peroxidation, and increases antioxidant status in hypertensive patients.
For Arthritis: Sesame seeds are loaded with copper, zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium. Zinc and copper help in the production of red blood cells, blood circulation and metabolism. They reduce the arthritis pain, swelling of joints and strengthens the bones. So, regular massage with Sesame Oil helps in reducing Arthritis pain.
An Anti-inflammatory Agent: Sesame Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which make it an innate healing agent. The antibacterial properties help in fighting various bacteria, including staphylococcus, streptococcus, and athlete’s foot fungus etc. A mixture of Sesame Oil and lukewarm water is an effective home remedy for vaginal yeast infections.
Anti-cancerous Prosperities: Sesame Oil contains magnesium; it is a mineral that has a rich anti-cancerous property. It also contains an anti-cancer compound called phytate. The synergic actions of these ingredients make Sesame Oil reduce the risk of colorectal tumors and, even prevent their onset.