The term Sanskrit term Udvartanam can be split as Urdhwa and Vartanam

  • Urdhwa means Upward
  • Varthanam means to move
  • Udwartanam thus means ‘to move something in an upward movement’

Udvartana also means elevation.It is a special type of Abhyanga (massage) in which – Herbal powders are used for massaging (oils also may be used).

Udvartanaa treatment explained in Ayurvedic treatises is an ultimate remedy for many metabolic and lifestyle disorders.

We are all very well used to the sophistication of modern day life and food. Many of us have deviated from the ethics and moralities of a holistic way of life.As a result we have become victims to many lifestyle and metabolic disorders such as Obesity, Diabetes, High cholesterol, High blood pressure (Hypertension).

Treatment method:

A unique herbal powder/paste massage/anointment treatment, Udvartana is used effectively on the body constitution, for weight reduction and skin purification. It is an hour long, all body massage/anointment therapy that exfoliates and purifies to give the skin a natural glow.

Udvartana essentially removes the bodily toxins (aama) and leaves deeply cleansed, toned and revitalized skin. This works best for weight reduction, baby fat, and cellulite removal, imparting joint mobility and inducing a beautiful skin.

Udvartana Ayurvedic Treatment


Udvartana can be effectively used in the below said conditions –

  • Obesity and related complications
  • Over weight
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Exfoliation
  • Psoriasis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Lethargy and laziness
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Excessive sleep
  • Lack of freshness
  • Sleeplessness
  • In the Purvakarma (pre-treatment procedures) of Virechana (therapeutic purgation) and Vamana (therapeutic emesis) in place of Abhyanga
  • SantarpanotthaVikaras – Diseases manifesting due to over nutrition
  • Restoring skin health and glow
  • Beautification
  • Nervous disorders, Motor neuron diseases, Parkinsonism
  • Neuro-muscular disorders,
  • Muscular weakness, muscular dystrophy
  • To tone up the skin and muscles


  • To tone up the abdomen after delivery and to remove the marks
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) with kapha and ama predominant symptoms like heaviness, stiffness of joints, swelling of joints, reduced mobility etc
  • Sciatica
  • Skin diseases
  • Menstrual disorders in women (irregular periods)
  • Cushing’s syndrome etc