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Ayurveda and Spa Treatments in Sri Lanka

The term 'Ayurveda' is derived from the sanskrit word 'ayus', meaning "life" and 'veda' meaning "Knowledge". Regarded by many as the oldest of healing sciences, ayurveda is a holistic approach to healthier living and longer life. Ayurveda beliefs center on each persons distinct pattern of energy – a blend of physical, mental and emotional characteristics – two or more of the three basic dosha energy types present in every person.

It is through the balance of these three doshas, namely vatha, pitha and kapha, that the mental and physical wellbeing of each individual in determined.

Ayurveda Treatments

Panchakarma - Detox & Rejuvenation Therapy
Panchakarma simply means five treatments; is meant to purify the whole body by eliminating the accumulated toxins from it. An accumulation of toxins will overtax the body's ability to release impurities, weakening the system and creating impairing mental function. Panchakarma effectively stimulates the body's release of toxins which supports the immune system and healing.

Five types of Treatments

  1. Virechana (Purgation)
  2. Vamana (Emesis)
  3. Snehavasthi (Medicated Oil Enema)
  4. Kashayavasti (medicated decoction enema)
  5. Nasya (Nasal Administration)

Abhyanga Synchronized Oil massage

After a head and face massage, two therapists will apply oil on your entire body using special medicated oil The oil application to suit your individual body type. Massage promotes relaxation, tones the body and promotes circulation. Oils increase strength, relieve fatigue and help cure diseases.

Drasvasveda Herbal Bath

Herbal leaves and roots are boiled and the water is poured onto your body while you sit in a warm herbal bath. Herbs used in preparing the bathwater have healing properties.

Ushmasveda Herbal Steam Bath

You rest in an enclosed wooden casket in which steam from boiled herbs and roots vaporize. The herbs and steam help relieve various ailments including being overweight and joint pain

Vaaspasveda Herbal Steam Inhalation

Herbal steam is inhaled to cure colds and coughs and clear sinus problems.

Pinda Sweda/ Nawarakizi Fermentation

This special heat treatment is done by applying small steam-heated bundles of herbs tied in cotton bags and pressed gently on aching parts of the body.

Shirodhara Head Oil Bath

A steady flow of warm medicated oils is poured onto the forehead and applied into the scalp and neck. This treatment helps diseases of the head and neck. It also eases chronic headaches, migraine, insomnia, mental stress and many other diseases.

Nasya Nasal Treatment

Herbal juices, medicinal oils and powdered herbs are put into your nose either in nose drops or inhaled vie the nose.

Vasti Karma Medicated Enema Treatment

Liquids such as medicated oils, milk, and herbal water are administered through the rectum.

Phisichill/ Sarvangadara Oil Bath

Heated medicated oil is collected in a cloth or natural sponge and squeezed onto your body. The oil is then gently rubbed onto your body by the therapist. It is very effective for paralysis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, sciatica, spandilosis and osteo-arthritis.

Tharpanam Facial Treatment

Herbal pastes and steams are used to cleanse the skin and smooth wrinkles.

Raktha Mokshana Karma Blood-Water Therapy

Impure blood is drained out using an ancient method whereby water leeches are applied to affected part of the body.


An Ayurvedic health cure is a preventive measure for the preservation of durable health up to old age.It also cleanses the body and is appropriate for well being during post-convalescence. Consequences of Ayurveda treatment are clear eyes, a refined skin tone, a robust nervous system, revitalization and regeneration with an increased zest for life.

Conditions successfully treated with Ayurveda

  • Sexual weakness
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Nicotine addiction (Smoking)
  • Paralysis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatic pains and other joint pains
  • Sciatica /back pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Skin Problems
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Acne
  • Frozen shoulder
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyper cholesterol
  • Mental stress
  • Neck stiffness