Udhwarthanam is an effective ayurvedic treatment for obesity and weight loss that involves deep dry massage using herbal powders. The massage is done in opposite direction of the hair follicles that stimulates the subcutaneous fat tissue and breaks down subcutaneous fat storage. This powerful massaging technique reduces obesity and skin problems, improves mobility of the joints and strengthens the muscles of the body.
The procedure of Udhwarthanam involves application of a herbal paste on the entire body. It is made of dry grains, variety of oils and milk. After the application of this paste, the body is massaged thoroughly followed by a warm bath. There are various types of Udhwarthanam that are categorized according to their purpose – medical or relaxation. This treatment also helps in giving a healthy shine to the skin by exfoliating it and removing dead cells and cellulite.