Udvartan is a therapeutic Ayurvedic massage treatment that involves the application of a specially prepared herbal paste or powder to the body. This treatment is known for its exfoliating and invigorating properties and is often used in Ayurveda for various health and wellness benefits. Udvartan is considered a part of the Ayurvedic practice of “Abhyanga,” which refers to oil massage therapies.


1. Preparation of Herbal Paste or Powder:

– The herbal paste or powder used in Udvartana is typically prepared by mixing various Ayurvedic herbs, grains, and other natural ingredients. Common ingredients may include chickpea flour, barley flour, turmeric, sandalwood, triphala (a blend of three fruits), and other herbs based on individual needs.

2. Preparation of the Individual:

– Before the Udvartan treatment, the individual may be advised to undergo a brief Abhyanga massage using warm oil to prepare the body.

3. Application of Herbal Paste or Powder:

– The herbal paste or powder is then applied to the body in upward strokes, following the direction of hair growth. The paste is massaged onto the skin with varying degrees of pressure.

4. Massage Technique:

– The therapist uses specific massage techniques to stimulate the lymphatic system, exfoliate the skin, and enhance circulation. The upward strokes are believed to have a tonifying effect on the muscles.

5. Duration of Udvartan:

– The duration of the Udvartan massage can vary but is generally around 15 to 35 minutes.

6. Post Udvartan Recommendations:

– After the massage, the herbal paste is either left on the skin for a period or removed with a warm cloth or shower. Individuals are often advised to rest and relax for a short period after the treatment.

Benefits of Udvartan:

1. Exfoliation and Detoxification by Udvartan:

– Udvartan helps in removing dead skin cells, promoting skin renewal, and supporting the elimination of toxins through the skin.

2. Stimulates Circulation:

– The massage strokes in Udvartan are designed to stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic flow, aiding in the removal of waste products from the body.

3. Enhances Skin Texture:

– Regular Udvartan treatments are believed to contribute to softer, smoother skin and improved skin texture.

4. Reduces Kapha Dosha:

– In Ayurvedic terms, Udvartan is often recommended for individuals with a predominance of Kapha dosha, as it is believed to help balance excess Kapha.

5. Weight Management by Udvartan:

– Udvartan is sometimes recommended for those looking to manage weight as it have a balancing effect on the metabolism.

6. Invigorating and Energizing:

– The massage is considered invigorating and is believed to help reduce lethargy and promote a sense of energy and vitality.

7. Improves Skin Tone:

– Udvartan is said to enhance the complexion and improve skin tone, contributing to a radiant appearance.


While Udvartan is generally safe, there are certain situations in which it may not be suitable:

  • Skin Conditions: Individuals with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or open wounds may need to avoid Udvartan or consult with a healthcare professional.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant women should consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing Udvartan or any other Ayurvedic treatments.
  • Sensitivity to Ingredients: Individuals with allergies or sensitivities to specific herbs or ingredients used in the herbal paste should inform the therapist before the treatment.

It’s essential to undergo Udvartana under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or therapist who can customize the treatment based on individual constitution, imbalances, and health goals.

Uniqueness of our therapies  

At Arogya Mandir – Shri Siddhanath Ayurvedic Hospital, Miraj, we delve deeply into the ayurvedic examination of each patient. Utilizing noninvasive Ayurvedic diagnostic tools such as Ashtavidha Parikshan and Nadi Parikshan, we precisely determine the pathogenesis of the disease and then prescribe therapies tailored to the specific condition. This approach leads to expedited results.

Our therapies boast the following distinctive features:
– Tranquil and hygienic therapy rooms staffed with trained therapists in a positive environment.
– Selection of appropriate massage oil based on the patient’s Prakruti and the condition of the disease.
– Complimentary Prakruti and Dhatu Sarata examinations before the commencement of therapies.
– Authenticated procedures for each therapy.
– Judicious use of herbal medicines and instruments during the therapy sessions.
– Specialized rooms equipped with all facilities for inpatient care.

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