Travellanka October 2017

103 Ayurveda – spa wellness centres | Atharvaveda. These texts are replete with data pertaining to botany and zoology and these ideas gradually gave rise to their medical science later famous as the Ayurveda. Ayurveda means the science of longevity. Almost all prescriptions used in treatment are produced by raw materials found naturally and no artificial substances are used.Thesewouldcomefromroots,stems,barks, leaves,flowers, seeds, fruits & nuts of many a plant. From animals: milk, honey, pearls, musk, shells and from earth: iron, gold, silver & copper are used. Ayurvedic drugs do not harm the organs of the body and do not give rise to any side effects. Ayurveda or indigenous medicine as practised in Sri Lanka and India has drawn the interest of the West for quite sometime. A tourist is initiated to this great form of medication through Ayurvedic Health Centres, Health Spa’s and Wellness Centres while on tour in our island. Most of the treatment practised in thesecentresarebasedonAyurvedaand insomecentresJapanese, Chinese, Thai and Balinese methods of therapy as well as Aromatheraphy are used. Popular treatments picked by clients at these AyurvedicHealthCentres are: HeadMassage,HeadOilBath, Herbal Steam Inhalation, Face Massage, Body Massage, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Foot Massage, Massage of upper/lower limbs, Milk Rice treatment, Oil Bath, Steam bath, Vaspaveda (Medicated Steam bath) Herbal Water Bath, Herbal flower Bath Age-old Ayurveda takes centre stage at Wellness Centres An aura of tranquillity embraces you as you enter the precincts of an Ayurveda Health Centre. The sweet aroma of freshly brewed herbal tea sooth your senses as you take a sip to calm your nerves and prepare for the holistic experience... the natural way. The in-house Ayurveda doctor feels your pulse and identifies the treatment best suited to you. You are also advised on how to maintain your health and beauty. You are cleansed,exfoliated,massagedandwrappedin a rich herbal paste of flowers, bark and leaves and rested, for juices to seep into your body and enrich your soul. The history of Ayurveda goes back as far as 1500 B.C. with the arrival of a branch of Indo-Europeans in India. Here they developed a great culture rich in many aspects.Thereligious ideasandphilosophical thinking of these people are found in their holy texts – the Vedas. Namely the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara Moragalla, Beruwela, Sri Lanka T: +94 34 5555000 E: W: www. Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital Mt. Lavinia, Sri Lanka T: +94-11-2738622/3 Fax: +94-11-2735465 E: Haridra Resort and Ayurvedic Medical Center 921, Parallel Road, Pohaddaramulla, Wadduwa. T: 0382285610-15 E: , W: www. Ayurvedha Clinics – Wellness Centres Ayurveda – spa wellness centres Imagine yourself in a jasmine scented world immersed in a bath filled with rose petals and sweet scented oil or gentle hands massaging your body with therapeutic oils while soothing music create an aura of perfect bliss .