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Dry Herbal Powder Rub 
~Udwartanam ~

Udwarthanam or Dry Herbal Powder Rub is a therapeutic full body treatment, wherein the therapist massages the body using a dry herb powder (choorna) instead of oil, with rigorous strokes in the upward direction. The word ‘Udwartanam’ is derived from two Sanskrit words - ‘Urdhwa,’ which means upward, and ‘vartanam’ which means ‘to move’. A Ayurvedic dry herb powder rub therapy, proven powerful in Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation of both body and mind through improved lymphatic drainage and circulation, stress reduction and skin exfoliation. Udwarthanam is beneficial for individuals with a vitiated Kapha dosha and ailments that arise because of the imbalance. It has been proven effective in alleviating symptoms of and aids better management of life style conditions such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis and muscular dystrophy. However, the therapy is not recommended in case the body is already dry, as it may further vitiate the condition.

Benefits this treatment brings

Udwarthanam a dry herb powder, synchronized deep tissue massage that offers both preventive and curative benefits, may solve numerous cosmetic and health concerns too.

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Enhances Detoxification

Vigorous strokes of Udwartanam activate lymphatic drainage and improve blood circulation, facilitating optimal elimination of metabolic waste and enhancing the detox process, thereby alleviating from health afflictions caused by accumulation of excess Ama (toxins).

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Enables Relaxation

Optimal blood and lymphatic circulation, a robust metabolism and unhindered elimination of toxins that is achieved through Udwarthanam, ultimately soothes and calms the nervous system, regulates hormonal surges, thus, enabling a relaxed state of body and mind.

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Aids Weight Loss

The herb powder used possesses natural properties that help mutilate cellulite, while rigorous rubbing strokes help burn and liquefy accumulated subcutaneous fat and eliminate it from the body by way of sweat.

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Balancing Doshas

Ayurveda considers the three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha as the fundamental energies controlling the body while their imbalance can lead to various health concerns. Udwartanam is helps balance the doshas, especially the Kapha dosha. A Kapha dosha imbalance is primarily responsible for conditions such as obesity, lethargy and congestion. Normalizing Kapha dosha can help boost metabolism, improve appetite and promote overall health.

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Promotes Skin Health

Udwartanam is core to Ayurvedic skin rejuvenation. Vigorous strokes exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin, while deep tissue massage tones the skin, making skin softer and naturally radiant. Udwartanam also helps manage various skin conditions such as Psoriasis.

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Improved Blood Circulation

This therapy dilates the peripheral blood vessels and improves blood circulation, leading to enhanced oxygen and nutrient circulation, thus improvising overall health.

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Herbal Deodorant

Incorporating Udwartanam into your lifestyle is effective in reducing excess sweating and body odor.

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Regulate Metabolism

The micro-cleansing ability of this therapy open up the body channels and helps liquefy and eliminate toxins from the cells. The cells regain health and start functioning optimally, regulating metabolic activity at the cellular level.

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Joint And Muscle Health

The vigorous upward strokes remove accumulated toxins surrounding the joints, tones the supporting muscles, raises their strength, help relieve muscle tension thus facilitating friction less and pain free joint mobility.

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Improves Sleep

The treatment soothes the nerves and balances the hormones, improves the flow of oxygen and nutrition to the brain, thereby releasing happy hormones. Udwartanam sessions help relax the body and mind, thereby enhance the quality of sleep and sleep duration.

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Stress Reduction

Udwartanam can calm both the mind and body, reduce stress and anxiety level, thereby lowering incidence of panic attacks.

Experience deep relaxation in tranquil space and nurturing care at Ayurvedagram Bali.

Our Udwarthanam or Dry Herbal Rub Treatment

At Ayurvedagram, Bali, the Udwarthanam therapy strictly adheres to the traditional and authentic procedures described in classical Ayurvedic texts. We offer each guest a customized treatment plan to suit their health condition. Along with Udwarthanam, rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages, dietary & lifestyle guidance and restorative Yoga & Meditation practices may be incorporated in the treatment plan to enhance the Ayurvedic experience in our tranquil atmosphere at Ayurvedagram Bali.

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Our Udwarthanam therapy begins with a brief consultation, wherein a seasoned Ayurvedic physician ascertains the patient’s specific dosha (unique constitution) and inherent elemental essence (prakriti) to select the appropriate herbs and oil.

Duration and final steps
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Our Team - Discover the Healing Embrace of Ayurvedagram Bali Care

Our seasoned Ayurvedic Physicians, Yoga Masters, Therapists, Chefs, Nutritionists and empathetic caregivers are unified in one unwavering focus: to help you achieve your health goals and lasting wellbeing.

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Meet Dr. Natasha

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Good to know

Some general pretreatment suggestions and recommendations that we would like to share.


While Udwarthanam offers numerous health benefits and is safe for most people, there are specific situations and conditions in which it may not be beneficial or suitable. Hence prior knowledge of your medical history is essential to ensure your complete safety and well-being during your stay.


We take health precautions seriously. If you have any medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, allergies, physical disabilities or ailments, please inform us beforehand.


We recommend that you wear comfortable yoga-style clothing that is wash and wear. This will help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your treatments.




Rooms & Accommodation

Our boutique wellness center blends Ayurvedic requirements with modern luxury accommodation. Spread across 14000 square meters of lush tropical greens, Ayurvedagram Bali reflects the essence of our land, the local vibe and a lot of love. Our accommodation menu offers large rooms, decorated with handcrafted Balinese artisanal flair, offering stunning vistas of unspoilt greens. You will find yourself engulfed by the sounds of the forest as you relax and rejuvenate in quiet serenity and comfort.

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The Luxury Pool Villa Room

(4 units) / Size: 125 sq. metres

Awaken each morning to a bird song and let nature unveil itself before you in our Luxury Pool Villa Room. Immerse yourself in tranquil pool waters at your doorstep, or simply meander your way through our gardens, across to the unspoiled tropical flora or paddy greens. Revel in the undeniably inviting spirit of the tropics in our Luxury Villa Rooms, untethered by everyday stress and experience a welcome slowing down.


“My name is Anna Magirani. I'm a professional healing master. I want to thank the whole team of Ayurvedagram Bali for an amazing experience. I spent one week there to cleanse my mind and to rejuvenate and restart my body. It was really a treat and deep experience for myself. I would like to share with you all contacts of Dr. Natasha and Shashikant. The entire team is very competent and professional and humane, so they touched my heart. So, I will be back for sure and I recommend it for you to do this too, in case you need some support or maybe heal your body with Ayurveda or maybe practice Yoga very seriously.”

Anna Magirani  / Healer

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