ayurveda sri lanka
Ayurveda Sri Lanka – what most people associate with as a stress-relieving spa treatment is actually a well-known form of ayurvedic medicine in sri lanka and across the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvdic medicine has been practicsed for more than five millennia.
History of Ayurveda
Quiver da which is Ayurveda by another name and is believed to be the world’s oldest healthcare system.
Ayurveda was introduced to Sri Lanka during the 3rd century BC with the introduction of Buddhism from northern India during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa.
Since then, Ayurveda in Sri Lanka has been practiced throughout the country in its pure traditional forms without much alterations.
Ayurveda treatment in Sri Lanka
Ayurveda, which literally means ‘science of life’ (Sanskrit), aims to maintain harmony between the spirit, body and mind. It consists of various therapies, including massage, meditation and certain dietary requirements.
Why is Ayurveda important?
Today, as more and more people become interested in alternative therapies and become more health conscious they are searching for alternatives to overcome high medical costs and to steer away from prescription medicines. Ayurveda is a perfect complement to modern medicine. It is also an important wellness therapy for travelers looking to take stock of life and relax and unwind.
How popular is Ayurveda in Sri Lanka?
In Sri Lanka more than ¾ of Sri Lankans are using primary natural resources like plants and oils for a better well-being.
So popular are Ayurvedic natural therapies that the Sri Lankan Ayurvedic medicine industry is regulated by the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine.
Sri Lanka even has a Department of Ayurveda!
Yes, believe it or not, the Department of Ayurveda is a subdivision of the ‘Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine’. The Department focuses on preventing diseases through the use of ancient medical treatments and herbal medicine.
Ayurveda sri lanka training is provided to Ayurvedic doctors who are generally awarded a B.A.M.S. (Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) from Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka.
What does Ayurveda do to the body?
Let’s have a quick look at the fundamentals of Ayurveda.
According to the Ayurveda principle, all areas of life are of direct influence into one’s health. In a nutshell, Ayurveda treatments emphasise on the harmony of mind, body and spirit to curse diseases:
1. Curing diseases or ‘Shamana Chikithasa’:
‘Shamana Chikithasa’, with the support of Ayurveda medicine, manages the symptoms that cause the disease. Ayurveda medicine consists of dozens of medicines of natural ingredients such as herbs and minerals.
2. Preventing diseases or ‘ Shodana Chikithasa’:
Considered to be one of the most important techniques of Ayurveda, ‘Shodana Chikithasa’ focuses entirely on the purification process; speaking it removes the toxins from the body in order to restore the three Doshas. The three doshas – Vayu, Pitta and Kapha – in modern terms are muscles, nerves and hormones. While each person has all three doshas, it’s usually that one or two dominate.
3 massage and wellness treatments:
Unlike typical massages such as Thai massage, Ayurveda is not a single treatment but consists of several applications, while the key signature of Ayurvedic treatments is the use of oil; it is said that the oil gives longevity, helps to sleep and relaxes your mind while relieving stress.
A classic Ayurveda body massage is therefore ideal to stimulate your blood circulation and to relieve muscle pain.The application of oil on your head prevents mental disease such as stress or migraine.
Ayurveda has different effects on different parts of your body: while a facial treatment for example is excellent to smooth your skin from wrinkles, a leg massage helps to reduce cellulite and a foot massage strengthen your walking ability.
Ayurveda in Galle
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We provide all aspects of a five star resort in combination with the facilities of a professional Ayurveda experience.
With many years of experience, Thyronne our therapist works with our guests to tailor his Ayurveda experience. Rejuvenate in our relaxing oasis and reawaken your body’s natural healing methods!