Amongst some of the most valuable things that have been passed down through Sri Lankan generations for centuries is the country’s Ayurvedic system. Sri Lankan Ayurveda dates back to over 5000 years ago and is a unique and natural approach to health, medicine and relaxation. Every year, thousands of tourists and locals visit many spas and villages of Sri Lanka, seeking this time-tested and respected healing method in order to find the perfect balance between mind and body.
Dating back to the Vedic era of India, Ayurveda is an approach to healing found in the sacred texts of the Lord Brahma. True to its origins, these treatments of today use a broad range of herbs, spices, oils, plants, flowers and minimum animal products. The principles of Ayurveda lie in purification and detoxification. According to Ayurveda, the three energies of the human being known as Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) must find harmony and balance with each other in order for an individual to live a healthy and happy life. Ayurveda treatment focuses mainly on the purging of toxins (Ama) that have accumulated in the body due to ill-factors such as poor diet, stress and pollution. Once the body is expelled of all toxins, the patient can choose from a variety of beneficial and soothing massages and treatments.
Visitor seeking to de-stress and find physical and mental balance through Sri Lankan Ayurveda is required to go through an extensive treatment period. Some of the excellent Ayurvedic treatments available to tourists and locals are full body massages, special massages for arms, legs, feet, neck and shoulders, herbal steam baths, herbal water treatments, milk rice fermentation and facial treatments. Ayurveda is also renowned for effectively alleviating arthritis, high blood pressure, stress, asthma, cystitis and depression. Many ready-to-consume health and food supplements as well as skin and hair care products created using Ayurvedic ingredients are also available for those who wish to include Ayurveda regularly in their lifestyles.
Many beautiful Sri Lanka hotels offer great spas and Ayurveda treatment centres to guests who wish to relax and find true healing. With many attractive Negombo hotel rates, guests can visit this beautiful coastal town to indulge in the most relaxing holiday. Jetwing Beach is an excellent choice for those who want a luxurious pampering experience and offers guests many great Ayurveda treatment packages.