A guide to the ancient healing art of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that has evolved over more than two thousand years in the Indian Subcontinent. It is a collection of natural medical practices which promote general well-being as well as curing specific ailments.

According to the principles of Ayurveda, everyone has a particular mixture of three different energies: vata (air), pita (fire), and kapha (earth). If one or more of these energies changes its level and becomes more or less dominant, illness can arise, and treatments are needed to restore harmony.

Ayurvedic treatments vary widely, from special diet plans to herbal baths and massages using oils made using a unique blend of flora and spices. A favourite for creating inner peace is the shirodhara treatment, where warm oil is poured slowly onto the centre of the forehead and runs across the scalp.

Whether you are seeking physical or mental healing or just looking to experiment with traditional Sri Lanka spa treatments, you can investigate Ayurveda during a Sri Lanka holiday. Those looking for a total health reboot can have an extended stay in an authentic Ayurveda centre, where a licensed Ayurvedic doctor will prescribe a unique programme including meal plan and range of treatments. Alternatively, you can just treat yourself to a massage that includes the traditional techniques.

Essentially, the art of Ayurveda is formed around a belief that health comes from balance within the body and mind. While many modern-day doctors disregard Ayurveda as a legitimate medical practice, the system’s holistic healing methods can be effective in curbing stress and encouraging people to live in a way that promotes general good health.

Given the uncertainty and stress that many have been feeling since the beginning of 2020, Ayurveda makes a great addition to any Sri Lanka holiday for 2022. Your guests will come away feeling peaceful, relaxed, and eager to visit again.

Speak to us today to discover more about the ancient healing art of Ayurveda and how you can incorporate it into a Sri Lanka itinerary.