Udwarthanam can be explained as a special therapeutic deep tissue massage using herbal powders.  Udwarthanam literally  means to elevate or to promote. This massage involves only upward stroking, where the powder is rubbed forcibly on the body against the direction of hair growth. Classical treatises on Ayurveda explain this procedure as a daily routine.


  • Pacifies the aggravated Kapha 
  • clears the excess fat accumulated in the subcutaneous tissues
  • Softens and exfoliates dead cells of body thus giving a lustrous glow to skin
  • Detoxification, purification, toning the skin
  • Eliminates bad body odor
  • Improves mobility of joints
  • Strengthens  and tones up the muscles
  • Refreshes and rejuvenates the body
  • Takes care of conditions due to improper blood supply
  • Improves the circulation & opens up the body channels and thereby increases the basal metabolic rate.
  • Tones up the skin and muscles after delivery
  • Removes cellulite and helps in weight reduction
  • Improves the sense of touch
  • Makes the body and mind alert; gives a sense of lightness of the body
  • Reduces the blood cholesterol

Beneficial conditions

  • Motor Neuron Disorders
  • Parkinsonism
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Sciatica
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Skin diseases
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity

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