It is a form of dry massage treatment done using herbal powder. Udwarthanam serves as herbal body scrub that improves complexion, liquefies fat and refreshes the body.
Dry herbs are cleaned, dried and powdered as per the instructions of the physician. This herbal powder is heated mildly and massaged in upward strokes against the natural lay of body hairs. The massage is performed for 7 different body positions. It is mostly done without application of any oil but in specific cases mild use of oil is recommended.
Duration Of Therapy
The duration of treatment may vary from individual to individual, generally being 45 to 60 minutes.
Kottamchukkadi choornam, Eladi choornam and Kolakulathadi choornam are some of the choornas used for Udwarthanam. Some choornas are prepared in-house for use as per the constitution and condition of the individual.
- Improves blood circulation and activates nerves
- Breaks down excess fat and reduces cellulite
- Softens skin and exfoliates dead skin cells
- Improves basal metabolic rate
- Reduces body odour
- Strengthens the muscles