1 hour: $125
The Udvartana massage is ideally suited to Kapha dosha types. During this exfoliating massage, raw silk gloves are worn by the practitioner in order to create friction on the surface of the skin. An herbal paste prepared according to the client’s particular Prakriti (mind-body-spirit constitution) and imbalances is applied. The herbal paste deeply cleanses and rejuvenates the skin and lymphatic system. Udvartana is followed by an abhyanga oil massage and is then typically followed by Swedana (steam box treatment) to further stimulate detoxification of the cells and pores through sweating. The Udvartana massage cleanses and refines the skin structure and gives the skin a soft, silky texture and lustrous glow. It is advised for persons with Kapha dosha imbalance, reducing excess weight, relieving stiffness in the joints and muscles, and improve muscle strength. It also improves the tone of the skin, improves digestive capacity, awakens energy sources, and alleviates sluggishness.
The simple and effective therapeutic herbal massage of the whole body below the neck with oil or powders of healing herbs in a direction opposite to the orientation of hair towards the heart chakra in the body is called Udvartana. Udvartana opens the circulatory channels, invigorates the marma points, facilitates metabolic activity, improves the complexion of the skin and vigor and vitality of mind-body. The whole body is gently massaged with medicated powders prepared with various herbs. This helps to reduce fat patches from the body known as cellulite, strengthen the muscles, improves blood circulation, and eases joint pains. Regular Udvartana is good for not only cellulite but also helps to lose weight by increasing the basal metabolic rate.