Spa, Ayurveda and Yoga

Planning on leaving the world behind to relax and rejuvenate? Then Sri Lanka is the place to be with many Ayurvedic Spas and Yoga places equipped with holistic treatments and wellness programs in Ayurveda, detoxification, yoga and meditation. These treatments can help you rejuvenate back into life refreshed and sound. Yoga has been a spiritual practice that has been around since ancient times and had originated in India. Meditation is a major part of yoga with many techniques to help calm the mind, organize the thoughts and instill positivity into your mindset throughout the day.

Traditional Ayurveda is practiced with an ancient history of indigenous heritage that has been preserved for over thirty centuries. It is a form of holistic medicine that is centered on five basic elements as of ether, earth, fire and water. This combination of elements helps the maintenance of the human mind, body and spirit.
Ayurveda and Yoga continues to endure as part of national health care in Sri Lanka. Present day people are more conscious of their well-being due to the awareness the several benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga.

The fundamentals of Ayurveda are processes of purification and rejuvenation. It is believed that the toxins accumulated in the body due to improper diet, sleep and stress can cause the body to succumb to illnesses therefore Ayurvedic treatments do aid in the elimination of these toxins hence reviving the body back to its prime. Whether ill or not, people could greatly benefit from Ayurveda for it helps in the lengthening of one’s lifespan for it slows down the course of ageing. Ayurvedic treatments involve Steam baths, Thermo treatment, Full body massage, Inhalation, Foot massage, Head massage, Herbal baths, Flower baths, Oil treatments and Body wraps.

Meditation is a major part of yoga which begins the yoga and ends with it. Many places specialise in yoga and meditation – for instance Ulpotha, nestled in the low mountains and little green paddy fields in the heart of Sri Lanka, focuses on creating the ideal environment for Yoga and Ayurveda retreats which is open for 6 months each year. You get to experience a tranquil, serene lifestyle amongst a traditional working village.

Beruwala has a couple of places that offer these wellness treatments as part of the facilities and services of boutique hotels and 4-5 star hotels. There are some hotels which are designated Ayurveda spa resorts, of which one in particular is Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, which is an Ayurveda health resort entirely devoted to practicing authentic Ayurveda. They offer yoga and meditation classes regularly to maintain the genuine Ayurvedic way that’s mind, body and soul.

There are two main objectives of Ayurveda, the first one being the curative method – to cure illness and the second one being preventive – to prevent the health condition of a person and from any illness.
Siddhalepa and Spa Ceylon have made their name on the global platform encouraging more visitors to the island in search for their desired holistic treatment. They have outlets in Colombo and in many other resorts.

Another retreat would be Soul & Surf, which has more of a fresh and down to the earth approach to yoga. Soul & Surf operates from a 12 bedroom hotel near Ahangama, which is surrounded by a dense jungle forest that adds essence to the overall location. They offer drop in yoga classes, treatments for guests done by professionals. If you are in Kandy or in the central hills, do visit the Santani Wellness Resort and Spa, a sanctuary where wellness is a way of life lifting your spirits as the atmosphere obscures the differences of indoors from outdoors allowing you to breathe the purest of mountain air revitalising your body.

If you are interested in indulging the allure of Ayurveda why not try out our specialized Spa, Ayurveda and Yoga packages at Epic Sri Lanka Holidays.