Udawartan (Powder Massage)

The simple procedure of massaging the whole body below the neck with oil or powder of herbs in the direction opposite to the orientation of hairs in the body is called as Udavartana.
  • Reduces excess fat in the body
  • Balances Kapha
  • Improves body complexion
  • Promotes skin
  • Corrects imbalances of vata dosha
  • Cures itching sensation
Duration and course
30 min to 60 min daily 7 or 14 days
How can do Udawartana ?
Treat Cellulite and fat cells with herbal scrub
Herbal powder or oil is used to do massage in opposite direction of hairs.
  • Opens the circulatory channels, increases the metabolic process and improves skin,
  • Reduces kapha, reduces fat from the body and under skin
  • Reduces cellulites, improves circulation and improves the condition of varicose vein in legs
  • Creates lightness in the body
  • Eliminates body odor
  • Removes dead cells of the skin
Types of Udawartana
  • Snigdha – oily type- paste with oil- Utsadana
  • Ruksha – dry type – opposite to hairs- Udagharna
  • Dry ginger powder
  • Coconut powder
  • Vacha(calamus root)
  • Rock salt powder
  • Triphala powder
  • Manjishtha powder
  • Jau/indian oat powder
  • Fennel seed powder
  • Camphor powder
  • Application of medicated oil or dusting the herbal powder on the body/ affected part and fallowed by massage in a direction opposite to the hairs
Preparation of Client
  • Morning time
  • After evacuating the bowel and bladder
  • Before bath
  • Warming up exercise
  • After chanting Mantras
Position and Massage
  • Client in minimum dress
  • Lie down on the table
  • Position
    • supine
    • left lateral
    • prone
    • right lateral
  • Every part of the body, below neck is massaged
  • Linear Massage on the arms – use palm
  • Circular massage on hands
  • Circular massage on the shoulder
  • Linear massage on chest and abdomen
  • Circular massage on the chest
  • Circular massage on the abdomen
  • Linear massage on the back
  • Linear massage on the leg
  • Rubbing massage on the soles
  • Massaging the lateral of the trunk
  • Each part of the body about 5 minutes
  • Can be increase the time
  • Total for 1 hour is enough
  • Local part can be done only – for cellulites, fat deposits, varicose vein in legs
  • After procedure, ask client to take rest for 15 minutes
  • Tender area on the body should be avoided for udawartana
Do not apply dry powder on the face, nose and under eyes – can cause irritation
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