Updated: Dec 2, 2020
Self-massage (Abhyanga) is a great when the weather gets colder and skin gets drier. It helps keep things circulating, improves skin texture and elasticity, and strengthens bodily tissues and joints. For me to make massage part of my routine, I switched my mindset from thinking of it as a special treat to part of my self-maintenance. It was a game changer for me when I started making my own rather than going the Sephora route: the price goes way down so I can do it on the daily (or weekly) rather than a precious glass bottle that mainly stays on my counter in a decorative capacity.