Hi, my name is Renee French and I'm here at Practical Massage Therapy in Nashville, Tennessee, and I'm going to be talking about massage therapy. Ancient Indian massage come from the holistic healing system called Ayurveda. It's also know as Abhyanga. Traditionally, Abhyanga is performed as a daily self-oil massage, or by by or two trained massage therapists, on a massage table. It is recommended that pure, cold-pressed sesame oil, or a blend of other vegetable oils, is used. The oils are warmed to slightly above room temperature. Abhyanga, or ancient Indian massage, is known to increase circulation, calm the nervous system, and generally relax and restore the body.