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Ayurvedic Massage for Weight Loss

Every second person on this planet is suffering from the problem of obesity. People try various methods and medicines for shedding unwanted fats, but end up being disappointed. Are you looking forward to a natural and safe method for losing weight? Ayurvedic Massage can be your ultimate partner in weight loss program, as there are no side effects of this method.

Ayurvedic Massage is an important element of Ayurvedic treatment and it includes proper cooperation in following specific diet, lifestyle and herbal treatment. Excess body weight is considered as body imbalance. Ayurvedic Massage helps in creating balance again by changing the lifestyle of a patient and this change automatically leads to weight loss.

Ayurvedic massage techniques for losing weight

Ayurveda has several massage techniques that can help losing weight and speed up burning of accumulated fat and removing cellulite under the skin.

Have a look at the Ayurvedic Massages used in Ayurvedic world for weight loss.


The most popular and largely used body-toning program is known by the name Udvartana (Ayurvedic Powder Massage). In this method, the combination of prescribed herbal powders and oil is applied on the whole body. This message helps in reducing fat and providing the strength to body along with preventing the skin to become too rough or dry. This massage includes some specific movements and the therapist’s advice this one for 45 minutes every day for visible results.

Key benefits of udvartana

  1. It helps breaking cellulite tissue and burning accumulated fat under the skin.
  2. It can also improve complexion of skin and make it looking fairer.
  3. It reduces body odor.
  4. If you feel heaviness in the body, then it is very good option for you.
  5. It also helps reducing excessive sweating.
  6. It improves circulation in the skin.


In this treatment, only dry powders are rubbed all over the torso (body parts excluding the head, neck and limbs). Mostly used in obesity and diabetic cases, this method helps in removing excess water and earth element with an ultimate motive of reducing the fat. This method even works as a natural full-body exfoliation treatment and helps in get rid of stress too.

Key Benefits of udvartana

Rubbing dry herbal powder helps breaking cellulite tissue and reduces fat. It is more effective for people with central obesity.


Various oils and herbal powders are mixed to create a fine paste and then that paste is rubbed all over the body. These herbal products help in weight loss and enhance the glow of skin due to their highly rejuvenating properties. This technique also helps in removing body odor, improving digestion and revitalizing the sense of touch.


Massage with some unique ayurvedic medicated oils can help reducing weight. These oils contain some herbs, herbal extracts and prepared with herbal juices. The main ingredients of these oils act as fat burner.

Key Benefits of Abhyangam

This method is beneficial in increasing the flexibility of muscles, rejuvenating skin and getting rid of various impurities. It helps in increasing the immunity as the production of white blood corpuscles and antibodies increases with the massage. It boosts the weight loss program and nourishes the overall well being of body by promoting eyesight and sleep.

Positions and Procedure

Every method requires various positions like sitting, right/left lateral, face up etc. Therapists change the positions in order to have maximum exposure to a particular boy organ.

The procedure usually begins with head and face massage. After that, back area is concentrated along with the abdominal area.

Main herbs used in this making the herbal paste are Triphala, kottamchukkadi powder, Rose, Neem etc.


These types of ayurvedic massage techniques are UNSAFE during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Techniques are POSSIBLY SAFE for children above the age of 10 years, but these should be used under supervision of ayurvedic expert.

The weight loss program with ayurvedic massage gives effective results when combined with Yoga and meditation. There are special YOGASANAs (yoga postures) for patients dealing with obesity. The quality and quantity of food intake can also affect your weight loss process with ayurvedic massage techniques, so please consult the therapist about your diet plan.

Further Readings
Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurvedic Back Neck and Shoulder Massage
Indian Diet Plan for Weight Loss
Lavana Thailam for weight loss
Ayurvedic Medicine for weight loss

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