Self-massage stimulates circulation, flushes wastes and improves complexion. Massage yourself from head to toes with vigorous strokes. Women, gently massage your breasts, helping remove wastes and tone supporting muscles.
Vata people should use warming, nourishing sesame oil.
Pitta people benefit from cooling coconut oil. Leave the oil on for 20 minutes or so before having a warm shower.
Kapha people can do a dry massage, using ayurvedic raw silk gloves, which stimulate energy, mobilize fat, and exfoliate the skin. Be very gentle on, or avoid, the chest area — but you can be more vigorous around the thighs and buttocks!
See my previous article explaining the concepts of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.