Udwartana means to elevate or to promote. The name can be attributed either to the treatments ability to improve the body condition or to the upward strokes used in massage here, unlike in other Ayurvedic treatments.
The oil massage cures many kinds of nervous disorders and the dry one is effective for treating obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and various kapha disorders. Udwartana done in the seven positions for a specific period considerably reduces excess fat accumulated in the body mostly in the sub cutaneous tissues.
This therapy effectively reduces the fat collected around the abdomen and in the inner thighs of women due to nutritional disorders.