Abhyang therapy is an ancient practice which predates the Vedic period.
The word Abhyanga is derived from Abhi + Anjana. Abhi - towards, into, upon etc., Anjana - to smear, to anoint Rubbing with unctuous substance, smearing the body with oil.
Abhyang means massage of whole-body including head with oil. Often medicated and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body . It can be beneficial for maintaining health and used as a medicine for certain disorders. It can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone.