Udwarthanam or powder massage is a special ayurvedic massage in which herbal powders are used to massage the body against the direction of the hair follicles with more pressure. The herbs used to perform this type of treatment are chosen according to their effects on the body and the individual’s constitution. The medicated powders were slightly heated before applying. This massage opens up the pores and detoxifies. It also helps the body by increasing the heat inside the tissues.
- Activates nerves
- Improving blood circulation
- Detoxifies the body
- Reduces the excess accumulation of fat
- Pacifies aggravated Kapha
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Eliminates bad body odor
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
The herbal powder is warmed by heating. The procedure is done in the opposite direction to hair follicles by two therapists. The procedure is performed in different postures. After the After the procedure, the patient is advised to rest for some time followed by a shower with warm
- Motor neuron disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Women who are pregnant, lactating or those who have a history of serious infections should avoid udwarthanam. This is also not recommended for people who are allergic to herbs.
This ayurvedic herb is useful in rectifying many metabolic and hormonal disorders. It can normalize menstrual cycles and regulate hormone levels in women.
Udwarthanam will cleanse the body of excess ama, kapha and amavisha. This removes blocks in the body by the vitiation of vata, pitta ,kapha doshas. Udwarthanam is the ultimate form of relaxation and should be performed for better health.