A type of Ayurvedic massage treatment with bundles of herbal powder. Bundles filled with medicated powder made from roots of 12 herbal plants, heated and applied the affected area or all over the body. Moderate heat is required to sweat body , the bundles have to be warmed up periodically by dipping in warm medicated oil, or herbal juices. Abhyanga (Herbal oil massage) is followed by application of the Podikizhi.
Podikizhi may effective for the rheumatic patients and it also helpful in paralytic stroke, acute pain (sciatica, lumbago) , arthiritis, spondylitis, slip disc, nerves weakness, cramps and other musculo skeletal disorder.
The whole body is gently massaged with medicated powders prepared with various herbs. This may helps to reduce fat patches from the body known as cellulites, toning of the muscles, improves blood circulation and eases joint pains. Regular Udvartanam may helps to lose weight by increasing the basal metabolic rate. .
Udvartana may helps to eliminate lymphatic toxins out of the body and also improves sluggish circulation and digestion. It balances Kapha dosha and cleans the skin. It may increases the metabolic rate of the body and activates the rasa dhatu (lymph), which in turn enables the vayus (gases) to flow and make the nadi system more efficient.
A specialized herbal cleansing scrub prepared from exotic herbs, may cleanse and exfoliate the back skin, while treating any congestion and revel the brighter and smoother skin.