Ksheerabala oil (taila) is recommended by ayurvedic physicians for body massage. It has innumerable medicinal properties by virtue of its ingredients and method of preparation.
Massage therapy is usually recommended for persons who have aches, joint pain and muscular pain. These symptoms are very common in old age. Texts of ayurveda attribute vitiation of vata as causative factor for health problems in elderly.
Massage has been used as a remedial measure from centuries. Massaging causes various physiological effects which comfort the body.