Udwarthanam ayurvedic treatment is a specialised herbal treatment for weight loss. it is a special deep tissue massage using herbal powders. In this procedure, the body may be coated with herbal oils and then herbal powders called choornams are rubbed forcibly on the body in the upward direction. The massage is performed in seven postures by applying suitable pressure so as to break down the fat under the skin. The herbal powder is applied and the massage is done for about 15-45 minutes. This is concluded by complete rest for half an hour followed by steam and bath.
By generating heat through massage, this treatment melts the excess fat that is accumulated in the body. It improves the blood circulation, rejuvenates the body and improves skin texture. certain skin diseases can also be treated with udwarthanam.