UDWARTHANAM AYURVEDIC THERAPY: REFRESH AND REJUVENATE YOUR BODY

The Udwarthanam massage is a therapeutic deep tissue massage which is performed with rubbing oil and herbal powder applied in upward strokes. The intensity of the massage generates heat which then melts the excess fat in your body. Hence, the Udwarthanam Ayurvedic massage is widely sought-after by individuals looking to lose weight. Besides, it can also work very well to improve the immunity and lymphatic flow of the body.


According to the classical treatises on Ayurveda, the Udwarthanam massage was followed as a daily routine. Sometimes, the massage is given along with Shirodhara or Takradhara treatments for the best outcomes.

Types of Udwarthanam Massage

Udwarthanam can be classified into two types based on the action of the powder massage.

 

Snigadh or Sneha Udwarthanam

 

In this form of Udwarthanam massage, a herbal paste prepared with a mixture of powdered herbs and medicated oils is used. The paste is then vigorously rubbed over the skin to exfoliate the skin, rejuvenate it and prevent skin disorders. It also improves its glow, texture, complexion and tone.

 

As per Charaka Samhita, the ancient Sanskrit text on Ayurveda, Snigadh Udwarthanam can be particularly useful for weak people and those with sensitive skin on which dry herbal powders can’t be used.

 

Ruksha Udwarthanam

This massage involves rubbing the dry powders of herbs on the body. The rough and dry nature of the herbal ingredients is useful for the reduction of excess Kapha. The Ruksha Udwarthanam massage also aims at reducing excess cellulite and fat under the skin. Moreover, it is beneficial for individuals with insulin resistance and obesity.

 

Other types of Udwarthanam as mentioned by Sushruta Samhita are –

 

Utsadana: It is the same as Snigadh Udwarthanam which involves the use of herbal paste for the massage.

Udgharshana: It is similar to Rukhsha Udwarthanam, and the only difference lies in the ingredients used that Sushruta Samhita has specifically described, such as Reetha or Triphala powder.

Udwarthanam Massage Composition

The herbal paste used in Udwarthanam treatment is also called Lepam, which is prepared with milk, herbal oils with healing properties, beans, dried herbal powders (Choornams), etc. Some of the common herbs that may be used in the mixture are deodar, senna, horse gram, cestus, gooseberry, mustard, bellerica, myrobalan, and Phyllanthus.


The Ayurvedic herbs used for the Udwarthanam are selected based on the aim of the treatment and body constitution of the individual. For example, if the aim is weight loss and the individual have a dominant Kapha constitution, the recommended herbal powder is Triphala, a mixture of Emblica Officinalis (Amalaki), Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki), and Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki). On the other hand, Pitta dominant individuals looking to lose weight should go for ingredients like Cyperus Rotundus or Nutgrass, Barley or Yava churna, Indian Valerian or Tagara, Mandukaparni or Gotu Kola, Amalaki, Haritaki, etc.


For weight loss, oils like Triphala, Kottamchukkadi Thailam, Lavana Oil, Dhanwantharam Thailam, Karpasasthyadi Thailam may be used. Oils like Chandanadi, Kumkumadi and Sandalwood are used in the massage for beautiful and glowing skin.

Udwarthanam Massage Procedure

The herbal paste or powder used in Udwarthanam treatment is warmed before application. It is usually performed by two therapists who ensure that the massage strokes are done in a direction opposite to the growth of the hair follicles. The individual receiving the therapy needs to be in seven postures during the massage, and once the procedure is complete, they are advised to rest for about 30 minutes followed by a warm water bath.

 

A step by step breakdown of the procedure is mentioned below.

 

Step 1: The herbal Udwarthanam paste is rubbed on the body by the Ayurvedic practitioner. Any skin issues must be informed to the therapist or practitioner before the procedure. If the individual has sensitive skin, usually herbs mixed with sesame or olive oil are used.

 

Step 2: Once the herbal powder or paste has been applied on the body, it is allowed to let it rest for a while.

 

Step 3: Udwarthanam treatment consists of several techniques that are performed to break down the fat layers in the body. During the massage, the masseuse applies pressure on different points on the body to release the toxins.

 

Step 4: Finally, lukewarm water is prepared for the bath. The entire procedure takes somewhere around 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Benefits of Udwarthanam Treatment

Here are the benefits of the Udwarthanam powder massage:

 

  • The Udwarthanam treatment stimulates the nervous system, soothes the nerve endings and improves blood circulation. Hence, it is used in the treatment of sciatica, muscle stiffness, paralysis, sclerosis, obesity, and skin-related disorders.
  • It regenerates the skin cells and restores the natural elasticity of the skin.
  • It promotes strength and helps prevent drowsiness during the day. Moreover, it also promotes mobility in the joints and tones up the muscles after weight loss or childbirth.
  • The Udwarthanam massage coupled with herbal steam therapy afterwards can help to reduce the cellulite as well as the subcutaneous fats accumulated over the body.
  • It is beneficial in bringing down the Kapha toxins and detoxifying the body.
  • It helps to prevent cholesterol-related issues.
  • It eliminates bad body odour.
  • It can be used to cure oedema, a condition characterised by the presence of excessive watery fluid in the cavities or tissues of the body.
  • The therapy has also been known to treat diseases like hemiplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron disorders, etc.

Post-Treatment Care

It is recommended to follow the below-mentioned post-treatment care tips after the Udwarthanam therapy.

 

  • Have a light meal after the treatment.
  • Follow the home recommendations of the therapist.
  • Stay hydrated with plenty of warm water.
  • Drink herbal tea.
  • Avoiding stimulants is important.

Why Choose Govardhan Ecovillage for Udwarthanam Treatment

At Govardhan Ecovillage, we aim to promote Udwarthanam therapy to help people lead a healthy, active and fit life. The therapy that we provide is authentic and is highly effective in reducing excess fat from your body. The Udwarthanam treatment cost is quite reasonable and anyone can afford it. We strive to offer the best natural treatments and premium services to enable you to be in sync with your mind, body and soul and keep every illness and disorder at bay.

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    Greetings and Namaskar from Govardhan Ecovillage. Serene and untouched by the modern World – this beautiful jungle retreat is set over 85 acres, just a 2-hours’ drive from Mumbai, India – in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountains. The retreat was built with love following the vision Radhanath Swami had of creating simple living and high thinking We are humbled to be recognised by UNWTO with an award for sustainable tourism. One of our very special activities include the Day Visit/Tour wherein one can explore our Vrindavan Forest along with the daily chores that happen. On this Day Visit one gets everything to know about this Vrindavan Forest nestled in the lap of nature. This is followed by a guided tour where our representative provides every bit information about the Vrindavan Forest . This Day Visit at Govardhan Ecovillage provides you with the opportunity to explore the unexplored serenity of nature along with some exclusive species of birds chirping through the dense forest that makes you wonder the ecstasy showered by Mother Earth. At the end of this Day Visit, you are certain to have some great memories that you'd carry for long, wondering what you have been missing for all these years. There are absolutely no charges for day visit except meals. Our Guided Vrindavan forest tour is also available for free. It takes a maximum of 2hrs for a complete tour of our Vrindavan Parikrama. Day Visit timings are from 10am to 6pm everyday and 7 days a week. For any queries you can freely contact us on 9920055993/9167204666 Day Visitors policy is as below - Due to corona pandemic restriction Day Visit tour is restricted till Vrindavan Forest area and not further. Goshala visit is not allowed. Vehicle facility for senior citizens are not available, so please plan accordingly. Playing sports which may cause potential harm to landscape plantation is strictly discouraged. Vrindavan Forest Tour Timings 1. 10:30am to 12pm 2. 11:30am to 1pm 3. 12:30pm to 2pm 4. 2:30pm to 4pm 5. 4pm to 5:30pm 6. 5pm to 6:30pm Our Policy regarding prasadam is as follows- Buy Coupons in advance. Breakfast Timings 8:30am to 9:30am at Shrinathji Cafe (Rs.50/- per person) Lunch Timings 1.00pm to 2.00pm at Shrinathji Cafe(Rs.100/- per person) or annakshetra hall(Pay as you like) Dinner Timings 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Shrinathji Cafe(Rs.100/- per person) Light snacks items are available at cafe counter on retail price. Coupons timings - For Breakfast coupon booking accepted before 8p.m day before For Lunch coupon booking accepted between 8 a.m - 10 a.m For Dinner coupon booking accepted Before 2p.m Visitors coming in groups are requested to call and make advance payment for meals one day before between 10am to 6pm. For Payment details contact on... Srinath Ji cafe contact No.. 9529591095 / 9146571403 Also apart from breakfast timings... snacks like tea, cookies etc etc will be available between 8am-12pm and 5pm-8pm Visitors may click photos with "mobile phones" at GEV but not the deities of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Lalitadevi. Also "Photography with professional cameras" within GEV campus needs prior permission from the concerned authorities (Email your request to dayvisits@iskcongev.com). Kindly note: - GEV is a spiritual ashram, not a tourist spot. Please spend your time hearing and discussing about Lord Krishna. - Please don’t pluck Flowers, Fruits and leaves. - Please keep the Premises Clean, Use Dustbins; No Spitting - Please Take Care of Your Children - No Smoking, Tobacco, Gutka & Alcohol - No Outside Food & Drink - No loud talking on phone or playing of filmi music - Please Don’t Feed Fish in the water bodies - Please Don’t bathe in Yamuna - Please Take care of Your Belongings. Management is not responsible for any loss - Please Don’t feed outside food to the cows Note - Only E-mail communication on dayvisits@iskcongev.com is accepted, whatsapp or phone conversation will not be considered for day visit booking. Very Important- Considering the present Covid situation if the Maharashtra Government decides to close down temples in future, You may have to cancel your visit. Be in touch with GEV before coming at least a day before your visit. For any queries you can contact us on Day Visit office no. 9920055993/9167204666

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          Galtare, P.O. Hamrapur, Wada Taluka
          District Palghar - 421 303
          Maharashtra, India

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          Donations: +91-9370950813

          Office Time: (8.00 am to 7.00 pm)

          Day Visit: +91-9920055993

          Ayurveda: +91-9607938952

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