The sanskrit word ‘udvartana’ is done ‘in’ upward strokes and promotes lymphatic circulation. In India, this treatment was done on brides before the wedding. Excellent for reducing edema, lymph drainage, rosacea, eczema, or any pitta skin conditions like adult acne.
Especially, where ‘oil’ cannot be put on the body.
The name can be attributed either to the treatments ability to improve the body condition or to the upward strokes used in massage here, unlike in other Ayurvedic treatments.
The oil massage cures many kinds of nervous disorders and the dry one is effective for treating obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and various kapha disorders. Udvartana done in the seven positions for a specific period considerably reduces excess fat accumulated in the body mostly in the sub cutaneous tissues.
This therapy effectively reduces the fat collected around the abdomen and in the inner thighs of women due to nutritional disorders.
This powder can also be put in bolus bags for treatment. See photo, below.: