If you go to an ayurvedic spa or pancha karma center, you will likely find a variety of body treatments available. Some treatments are meant to purify the body and to expel excess doshas. These are generally part of a pancha karma program. Also, there are a number of rejuvenation therapies in Ayurveda. These treatments may or may not be part of pancha karma, and are meant to nourish the body and mind, reduce Vata dosha, and build ojas. Since oil is deeply nourishing and Vata-pacifying, many rejuvenation therapies in Ayurveda involve the use of oils—both internally and externally. In fact, the Sanskrit word snehana means both “fat” and “to love.” Thus, the medas (fat tissue) of the body and self-love, nourishment and contentment are intimately linked. Let’s take a look at some nourishing rejuvenation therapies. Look for these treatments at an ayurvedic clinic or spa.