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Most people might know that massage, such as Deep Tissue Massage can help to release toxins from the muscles and tissue.

I have recently found out there is Ayurvedic dry powder massage which is aimed at stimulating full body detox. Also known as Udvartana, it is a therapeutic massage technique rooted in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional healing system of India. Unlike traditional oil massages, which use herbal oils, Udvartana uses dry herbal powders to achieve various health benefits.

A blend of herbal powders based on the individual's Ayurvedic constitution (dosha) and specific health concerns is used. Common herbs used in Udvartana include chickpea flour, turmeric, neem, sandalwood, and triphala. To start, the therapist begins by applying warm herbal oil to the body to prepare the skin for the powder massage. There are various rhythmic and vigorous strokes applied and the massage therapist massages the body with the dry herbal powder. The powder is applied in upward, circular motions, stimulating the skin, muscles, and lymphatic system.

There are some great benefits including

Detoxification where the massage stimulates the lymphatic system, aiding in the removal of toxins and impurities from the body

Improved Circulation given the vigorous powder massage movements enhance blood flow, promoting better circulation and oxygenation of tissues.

Lymphatic Drainage as by stimulating lymphatic flow, Udvartana supports the body's natural detoxification process and boosts immune function.

Relaxation; despite its invigorating nature, Ayurvedic dry powder massage can also induce a deep sense of relaxation and mental clarity.

It is good to keep the herbal powder on for as long as possible to continue their therapeutic effects.

To keep the prostate (and the rest of our body) in a good shape it is a good idea to undergo detox periodically and this massage might as well be one of the ways to achieve it.

Taking good care of our body is one of the best investments we can do :)

I have not yet tried this massage but hope to experience it once there is an opportunity

Peaceful wishes

Joy xx


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