Ayurveda & Spa Therapy
Ayurveda Sri Lanka credentials go back thousands of years. The direct influence of Indian Ayurveda and indigenous knowledge shaped the Ayurvedic system on the island. Today, it is no longer an alternative medicinal practice but a scientifically proven one that has become a part of every Sri Lankan’s life. Ayurveda means ‘life science.’ It is the oldest wellness system in the world based on restoring the balance between body, mind, and spirit. Spa therapies in Sri Lanka mainly revolve around Ayurvedic treatments, due to their rejuvenating and healing effects. Some Ayurveda resorts in Sri Lanka even have special diets and guest routines for a more wholesome experience. A qualified Ayurveda doctor is usually available at Ayurveda establishments for assessing your physical constitution before providing treatment. If you have any medical conditions, these, too, will receive attention during therapies. The Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka is home to some of the most authentic Ayurveda resorts designed closer to nature.
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The application of herbal-infused essential oils is the key element of these massages. Different massages focus on individual massaging of head, arms, legs, neck and shoulder area, foot, hand, back, and face.
After Abhyanga oil massage, a warm bath consisting of herbs and flowers helps rid your body of toxins, while absorption through skin invigorates senses. It treats skin conditions and relaxes tensed muscles.
It is perhaps the most well-known Ayurvedic technique to revitalise the nervous system. Warm oil is gently poured in a constant stream on to the forehead or third eye area usually, for 45 minutes.
This five-step purification and detoxification method includes purgation, herbal and oil enemas, emesis, inhalation, and blood-letting. It is one of the most comprehensive Ayurvedic therapies used in wellness.
A cooling herbal paste is applied to the whole body and allowed to rest. It can heal sunburned and damaged skin while improving chronic skin conditions. The method also re-invigorates bodily tissues.
Hot herbal bundles covered with cotton are used to compress-massage the body. It can relieve sciatica, muscle tension, and open pores for toxins to pour out. It is an effective internal-decongestion method.
Tips to remember
- Research Ayurveda techniques before spa therapies
- Stick to the recommended diet
- Avoid snacking on junk food
- If you feel uncomfortable during therapy, let them know
- Stay at Ayurveda-themed resorts for convenience
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