Sun Ayurveda Treatment : Udvartana
In Sanskrit the word Udvartana means “to move something in an upward direction”. This refers to the upward direction of the strokes used during the massage. Udvartana is a treatment based on powders composed of minerals, herbs and medicinal species. its active components contribute to purify and activate the metabolism of the skin, and is especially suitable for circulatory disorders, cellulite, fluid retention, obesity etc.
There are two types of Udvartana:
Snigdha Udvartana – This treatment begins by massaging warm herbalised oils into the body to prepare the skin for the herbal paste application. The heated herbal paste is then applied to the body with fast upward massage strokes.
Ruksha Udvartana – The heated herbal powder is applied to the body with fast upward massage strokes. As this is a dry massage, herbal oil isn’t applied during the treatment. Depending on the purpose of the Udvartana treatment it can be followed with a herbal steam to increase the detoxification benefits.