Give your inner being a break with a tradition that dates back 5000 years – the art of Ayurveda.
Sri Lanka can be paradise not just for your body, but for your mind and soul too. Ayurveda – meaning `the Science of Life’, is an ancient practise of holistic medicine which spread to Sri Lanka from India around 6th century BC, and is very much alive today. A totally natural method, the aim of Ayurvedic therapy is to cure disease (not just alleviate symptoms) and also to rejuvenate the body by increasing immunity. They are beneficial for many medical conditions: reducing diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis, and more. The perfect form of relaxation, it also relieves stress and promotes a positive mental attitude, bringing complete renewal from within you. Treatments offered include herbal oil therapy, massages, herbal body masks, herbal baths, saunas and facial treatments. You can pick your place of peace from around the island – lonely mountain retreats, quiet seaside havens, tranquil lakes in the heart of the dry zone or deep amidst the forests. If you are looking for a total wellness holiday, several Ayurveda Resorts offer full programmes and take in only Ayurveda clients, requiring a minimum stay of 14 days. For those not so committed, you can try it out with a few hours of pampering, plan for a total mind and body relaxation for a few days, or create an itinerary that combines wellness with experiencing the beauty of Sri Lanka too.