Udvartana is considered among the types of Panchakarma therapy. As we all know, Ayurveda is incomplete without Panchkarma therapies and this one is a vital procedure which benefits many. Well, this is a powder massage which is done to the entire body. Yes, our therapists use ubtan i.e. a paste for scrubbing the entire body.
This paste is made up of different grains and herbs and the best part is that they have the capability to scrape out fat. This therapy is best suggested for patients having cellulite problem or having the issue of obesity.
Udvartana is also a very good process to detoxify the body. When the body is massaged and scrubbed in upward direction, heat energy is produced and due to this, the fat is liquefied and scrapped. These herbs and powders penetrate deep inside the body through pores in the skin. After this, the lymphatic toxins are reduced as well. Even circulation of blood is improved and rejuvenation effect is created in the body.
In this procedure, there are no oils used like other massages. The therapist will prepare a paste with various flours, grains and herbs. This paste is then used for massaging the whole body so that therapeutic advantages can be enjoyed.
Obese people and those having kapha dosha opt for this procedure.
The word Udvarthanam is made of 2 words i.e. Urdhwa (Upward) and Varthanam (Move). In this, the therapists massage with upward strokes i.e. elevation. Basically, it’s totally opposite the traditional Abhyanga massage in which downward strokes are used. It is done in opposite direction of body hair.
TYPES OF UDVARTHANA
Again, this is a powder massage with a herbal paste. However, in this combination, medication oils are added too. The therapist will then massage the paste on the body. It helps to improve skin texture, tone, and complexion as well as skin glow. The main motive is exfoliation of skin and rejuvenation of body. As per the Ayurvedic studies, it helps people having sensitive skin and also helps weak people who can’t tolerate only herbal powders and need something smooth.
2. RUKSHA UDVARTANA
In this, the therapist would use just dry powders that are made up of different kinds of herbs. Then, they are massaged and rubbed on the body. The ingredients are dry and rough in nature and hence, they are good to reduce kapha excess. The main purpose of this massage is to reduce excess fat and cellulite from the body. In some cases, it also helps diabetic patients. As per Ayurvedic studies, it is very good for people suffering from obesity.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
In this therapy, our therapist will warm the herbal powder and will then massage on the body in the direction opposite to hair follicles. Then, he will apply the powder in 7 positions of the body and will massage or rub with pressure for specific amount of time. Our therapists have the necessary knowledge about techniques and the ways to perform the therapy. They are aware of how the cellulite can be broken.
Our therapist will perform the procedure in 7 postures. In case there is sensitivity of the skin, we mix olive oil or sesame oil. You can opt for a wet or a dry paste.
After thoroughly massaging with the paste, one can rest for around 20 minutes. Then, luke warm water bath is given for utmost comfort.
MEDICATIONS USED IN THE PROCEDURE
Generally, we use Triphala powder in this therapy. This powder is a perfect blend of agents like Myrobalan, Gooseberry, Deodar, Belerica, Horse gram, Senna, Mustard and Phyllanthus.
BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH THE THERAPY
- Accumulated fats are reduced. Cellulites are reduced and a person gets help with reduction in weight
- Kapha toxins are also removed from the body
- Dead cells are exfoliated
- Skin is softened
- The body tends to feel very light and nice.
- Purification and detoxification is brought about
- Joints become mobile
- Untimely drowsing is prevented
- Blood circulation is improved and body channels are opened
- Metabolic activity is facilitated and enhanced
- Skin complexion improves
- Itching sensation is cured
- Muscles are toned up and strengthened
- Good for weight loss
- Good after delivery of child Motor neuron disorders
If you are satisfied with the benefits mentioned above, you can book an appointment now with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre and have the best experience of life.