Udvarthanam is an Ayurvedic therapy that is extremely effective in summer. In this hour-long treatment, the whole body is massaged with specially prepared medicinal powder made of herbs to enhance the suppleness of the skin. First, the body is massaged with a light oil with water content, and then, scrubbed using a mixture of oil and herbal powder. Further on, you are given a eucalyptus oil steam bath and a shower in lukewarm water. If you have the luxury of time, you can also go for a Jacuzzi. Udvarthanam is beneficial for those with high blood pressure and cholesterol. So much so, ten sessions a month can make you lose a few inches with flair. It is also a perfect remedy for blisters, acne and prickly heat.