Swedish massage is a powerful tool in the detox treatment. It stimulates the blood circulation, increase the muscle tone and promote overall relaxation to the body. It helps in both the physical and mental relaxation of the body. Massage relaxes the body and calms the mind by which mental anxiety is relieved. It is applied as physical and mental relaxant. It improves the blood circulation which increases the flow of oxygen to the body tissues. This is helpful to detoxify the body within and the health is recovered.
The term udvartana means upward movements (urdhva means upward and varthanam means to move) "To move something in upward directiont" – elevation
Udvartana is a special type of massage in which herbal powders are used with oil for massaging the body.
It is also known as powder massage and body scrub.
This mixture is prepared with anti-obesity, anti-kapha, and anti-cellulite properties of herbs and medicinal species.
When the procedure starts the deep pressure massage helps the interchange of tissue fluids by increasing the circulation in the superficial vein and lymphatic’s and helps in mechanical stimulation causing muscles to contract.
Increased blood supply because of the vasodilatation stimulates both motor and sensory nerve endings to various parts of the body and increase metabolism by which the toxins and free radicals which are responsible for the formation of the disease are excreted out of the body.
Nagod shek / Potli Massage
Nirgundi Patra Potli is a form of sweat therapy, it is prepared by filling the leaves of Nirgundi medicinal plant depending on the disease & dosha involved to induce sweating. Different leaves like Nagod patra, Errand patra, Ark patra are used to induce heating.
The potli is heated in a pan with some preheated herbal oil. Once the potli is sufficiently heated, it is removed & rubbed gently over the joints & other pain-affected parts.
The leaves of medicinal plants used in this treatment possess analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in reducing pains, inflammation and stiffness in the joints. This treatment is helpful in Joint & Muscle disorder, Paralysis, Detoxification, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica and Bursitis.