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About Udwarthanam

The Udwarthanam is an ancient Ayurveda practice in which intense massage therapy is performed by rubbing oil and herbal powder resulting in refreshing and rejuvenation of your body. The Sanskrit word Udvartana means “to move something in an upward direction”. This massage technique helps to penetrate powdered herbs through the skin, creating heat in the body that helps to detoxify, reduce fluid retention and increase blood circulation. Ayurveda experts recommend Udwarthanam therapy for those people who are physically inactive or those with weakness in the Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems such as hemiplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disorders, etc.

An expert Ayurvedic practitioner rubs herbal Udwarthanam paste in upward strokes. The previous history of skin allergies should be addressed to the practitioner prior to the treatment so that the alternation of the choice of oil should be done. The procedure continues to allow the herbal powder or paste to set for a while. The therapist massages with pressure to remove doshas and is effective for losing fat in your body. At last, have a bath with lukewarm water, which provides you with a refreshing effect on your body. The procedure may last from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.


Udwarthanam or Powder massage is a holistic ayurvedic massage therapy that helps people to lead a healthy, and active lifestyle. This Ayurveda therapy enables you to be in sync with your mind, body, and soul and keeps you active throughout your life. Let us look at the top benefits of Udwarthanam therapy and how it revitalizes and reconditions the body.

  • Eliminates toxins from the skin.
  • Eliminates excess fat accumulated under the skin.
  • Improves skin tone and complexion.
  • Reduces cholesterol and fat-related issues
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Relieve stress and improves concentration
  • Improves blood circulation throughout the body
  • Eliminates bad body odor
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