From the ancient ages oil massage is popular and well practiced in India for holistic healing and detoxifying body, mind and spirit. Hogenakkal Falls is located in Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu on river Kaveri. Along with the majestic view of Hogenakkal Falls, Hogenakkal has some famous oil massages which is also a major tourist attraction of this place. Many people go for oil massage in Hogenakkal before jumping into waterfall to get fresh oil bath. “Malishwalas” apply their massaging tricks in the fourteen massage points in the male body that enhances blood circulation especially to the nerve endings, tone muscles, increases mental alertness, smooth en skin, improves elimination of impurities from the body and gives better and deeper sleep at night.
“Malishwalas” are well registered and expert in this unconventional massaging technique. They also carry identity cards while providing massage service to the tourists. But as these days society is more indulged into spa culture, this unsophisticated lackluster traditional process is lagging behind. “Malishwalas” have started loosing clients and their livelihood is being affected. Seems like this ancient profession is also going to be extinct in near future.
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