Udvartana Therapy: Choose the Ayurvedic Way of Treating Obesity at Nimba
By: Nimba - January 29, 2021
When the realisation of obesity strikes, people tend to take every measure possible to shed that extra fat. From falling in the trap of sauna fits to opting for a full-fledged surgery, there is no stone left unturned to achieve a healthier body type. However, in the furore trying different obesity solutions, most of the obese patients end up feeling dissatisfied and frustrated. This is why proper guidance is important.
If you are a follower of Ayurveda and wish to adhere to Ayurvedic methods to cure your problem of obesity, then you have come to the right place. An important therapy in Ayurvedic obesity and weight reduction programmes, Udvartana is the prime solution to treat obesity and address issues of being overweight. Moreover, Udvartana is not a sporadic treatment. It can be included in your dincharya and can be performed daily.
The term ‘Udhvarthanam’ comes from the Sanskrit words ‘Urthdhva’, which means upward and ‘Varthanam’, which means movement or motion. In Udvarta, an invigorating full-body massage is done in a rhythmic upwards motion, against the growth of the body hair. The massage is done using a herbal powder or pastes made of stimulating ingredients such as harad, bibhitaki, amla, deodar, senna, kulthi and others. Apart from treating obesity, Udvartana is largely recommended for diabetic neuropathy, paralysis, sciatica and indigestion as well. The rhythmic massage tones the muscles and improves blood circulation. Additionally, it also dissolves excessive fat from the body and nourishes the skin thoroughly.
The herbal powder or paste is briskly rubbed on the entire body for 30 to 45 minutes. The powders used are dry in nature and hot in potency. If a paste is used instead of powder, sesame oil is preferred, which is hot in potency as well. These herbs remove blockages and stiffness in the body. The rhythmic upward motion opens the pores, increases heat in the tissues and stimulates the fat metabolism that pulls away excess fat from the body.
The panel of experienced Ayurved at Nimba Nature Cure Village ensures that the patient’s obesity is cured in the best way possible with Udvartana therapy. At Nimba, you can experience the most holistic wellness treatment of Udvartana that not only reduces weight but also de-stresses and relaxes the body.