Ayurveda and Spas is a great alternative to conventional medical treatments and risen in popularity in the past few years at an incredible rate in Sri Lanka. Inspired by the teaching of Lord Buddha and age old traditions of Ayurveda and Spas offers everyone a chance to Rejuvenate, Relax Detox by awakening senses using therapeutic massages and medicine.
Sri Lanka has been known as the centre of spiritual and physical healing for over 2,000 years. Ayurvedic programmes consist of a range of herbal treatments and various types of baths and massages, together with cleansing and revitalization techniques such as yoga, meditation and special diets. Today, Sri Lanka has a number of spas, mainly on the west coast, which not only provide Ayurveda but also other Eastern and Western therapies, such as Thai massage, hydrotherapy, herbal baths, reflexology and beauty treatments.
Although India is considered the homeland of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine is particularly important in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine has a Department of Ayurveda, demonstrating the extent to which medicine in Sri Lanka relies on Ayurvedic teachings. The principles of Ayurveda are universal, however Ayurvedic medicines and treatments vary from region to region. Some families in Sri Lanka have passed original Ayurvedic recipes from one generation to another, resulting in an incredible range of Ayurvedic recipes across Sri Lanka.
Intensive Ayurveda in Sri Lanka differs slightly from treatment in India, however the aim is exactly the same which is to bring your body and mind into balance.
There are loads of Ayurvedic resorts and Spas in Sri Lanka for example Bentota, Beruwela, Ratnapura, Wadduwa, Yapahuwa, Ahungalla, Hambantota, Matara, Talalla and many more.