Holistic Well Being with Kerala Ayurveda
Kerala possesses an unbroken tradition of Ayurveda that has surpassed the many invasions and intrusions both foreign and native. For hundreds of years the Ayurveda Vaidyas (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) were almost the only access for people seeking healing from every kind of disease in Kerala. The legendary eight families of Vaidyas and their successors treated the entire state for centuries. Unlike the other Indian states, the status of Ayurveda in Kerala is not alternative but mainstream. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Its equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda’s curative and restorative package.
Kerala has a number of Ayurveda treatment centres which offer various packages. From treatments like uzhichil and Pizhichil to curing illnesses like arthritis to beauty massages for the skin and hair; there is no place better than Kerala to seek the benefits of Ayurveda. Kerala has a number of natural herbs such as Aswagandha, Amalki, Brahmi, Bharangi and Shankhupusham to name a few. Turmeric, Cinnamon, Kilukillapa, Koduveli and many more herbs with medicinal values are found in Kerala.
Kerala Ayurveda involves various therapies which are:
Rejuvenation Therapy: A comprehensive massage therapy designed to attain longevity, to slow down the ageing process and to fight degenerative conditions. This therapy aims to rejuvenate the body through massage with medicated oil and cream. A complete body massage is done with hand and foot. The medicated oil and cream used in the treatment rejuvenates the cells and tissues whilst building up the immunity power. Internal revitalizing medicines and medicated steam baths are also used in the therapy.
Body Massage Therapy: This therapy, based on the Panchkarama and Swetakarma treatments, aims to holistically purify the body to help attain a proper balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It includes - body massage, steam bath, herbal drinks and herbal bath with medicated water.
Anti Stress Program: This program aims at relaxing and un-winding the mind. Manasanthy is a holistic method of treatment that combines Yoga with the goodness of Ayurveda. This anti - stress program is found highly beneficial for those suffering from insomnia, lack of concentration, fatigue tensions, headache and many other stress related ailments.
Ayurveda Anti Ageing Program: This therapy aims at rejuvenating the body systems for a better harmony of the body, mind and soul. The first part of the treatment involves purification of the body by evacuating measures to increase the vital energy. The key therapies in this package include - body massage with special oils and herbal juices, massage with medicated oil or decoctions or milk, head massage with special herbal juices, herbal bath and steam bath with a special Ayurvedic diet.
The program ensures prolonged lifespan, youthfulness, good health, fine complexion, stoutness, intellect, power of retention and strength.