Udvartana, exfoliating massage
Beat up this winter by this unique treatment of exfoliating, rejuvenate, and prevent skin diseases. A herbal powder massage is an excellent way to reduce fat and tone up the body.
- This improves glow, texture, and complexion.
- Improves blood circulation
- Exfoliate skin.
- Removes accumulated toxins.
- Enhances skin glow.
- Helps in weight management.
Bringing balance and health to the whole system is the fundamental principle of ayurvedic healing. Ayurveda engages the body to bring forth its own inherent individual inner beauty. Inner beauty relates to inner qualities of being including emotional state and mental abilities. Like Physical body can be molded by diet and lifestyle, we can also train our minds to cultivate positive states of being more beautiful, so the mind can become tamed and disciplined. Inner beauty is also a tool for changing your life for better by restoring physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.
Ayurvedic beauty treatments include a skincare diet massage exercise routine. Ayurveda recognizes that we are all different that each of us has a unique mind and body. We all have our own personal definition of what it means to be happy healthy and in the balance.
Ayurveda acknowledges that our body and mind are not two separate entities but are closely intertwined. Ayurveda teaches that health and beauty are the result of powerful energy within us.
Skincare routine includes abhyanga, Ubtan, and steaming. Ubtan powders can be applied either as liquid pastes or powders. They are rubbed in to face and body.
Traditionally Ayurveda suggests the use of herbal powders called Ubtans to cleanse the skin. An Ubtan is a mixture of flour, herbs, and oil that cleans moisturizes and tones the skin.
Ayurveda recommended treating yourself with body scrubs once a week to stimulate circulation and removing dead skin. Cleanse, revitalize skin, removes body odor, and boost complexion. Develops a strong immune system, eliminates toxins by opening skin pores to promote blood circulation, and improves the sluggish lymphatic system.
Reduce weight, Sushuruta said Udvartan is the body toning process. With massage and application of a combination of herbal powder, pastes or oil, removes the blockage, and fighting stubborn subcutaneous fat tissue break down into small globules reduce fat removes excess water, and strengthen the body. Regular Udvartan is not only good for reducing fat tissues but it helps losing weight by increasing basal metabolic rate.
Udvartan at Ayuspa: At Ayuspa, Special attention is given on clients’ comfort and need. Very carefully a mix of herbs and oil are chosen according to your body type and issue need to address.
The herbal powder/paste is applied all over the body and massage in a specific manner to create friction. This removes dead skin, open up skin pore, removes the blockage from channels. Different vigorous massage strokes with variable pressure are used while keeping that in mind that skin does not get too dry.
My favorite Ubtan recipe
One of the simple and well-known recipe you can find all the ingredients in your kitchen cupboards.
- 2 tablespoon chickpea flour
- ½ tablespoon mustard seed powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric.
- Vata people mix this with milk or sesame seed oil to make a thick paste
- Pitta people mix this mixture with aloe vera or lemon juice
- Kapha people can mix this with just water or olive oil to get individual benefits.
How to use it.
Dr. Rachna Kumar. BSc (India), BAMS (India), MA (London) Ayurvedic immersion (USA)
Dr. Rachna Kumar is an Ayurvedic physician who graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India and has continued to develop her skills by attending regular courses in the UK, USA, New Zealand, and India. She has practiced Ayurveda for 20 years in New Zealand and England.
She now offers specialist health and beauty services using Ayurvedic principles at Ayuspa A center for Ayurveda, Beauty & well being in Hamilton.