Udvarthanam is the body massage treatment using herbal powders. Dry herbs that are powdered will be used in the treatment. The body massage is done in seven different positions and in the opposite direction of the hair follicles upto 45 to 60 minutes. Eladi choornam and kottanchukkadi choornam are some of the herbal powders used for Udvarthanam. This treatment is done in a course of 7 days, 14 days etc
The deep massage on the body improves the blood circulation, and increases metabolic rate. Udwarthanam is effective for certain kinds of skin diseases also. It helps to remove the dead skin cells, soften the skin and improve the glow. It rejuvenates the body and refreshes your entire soul. Experts recommend udwarthanam for obesity also. Certain arthritic conditions also healed with this therapy.