Ayurveda & wellness in Sri Lanka
Ayurveda translates into English as the Science of Life (Ayur - life, veda - science). Considered to be the oldest healing science in the world, this ancient medicine is practiced extensively in Sri Lanka and India. This curative art was passed down from time immemorial through an oral tradition, through old masters to their disciples.
Following are some of the popular Ayurveda Ayurveda Treatments
Ayurveda Body Massage
Whole body massage is always given with different types of oil depending on the body type (i.e. vata, pitta, kapha, or a combination). The massage can be performed with a combination of strokes including tapping, kneading, rubbing, and squeezing. It is very beneficial for general rejuvenation, skin and musculoskeletal conditioning or problems such as obesity, body aches, and pain. Sharpen memory reduce body fat, improve skin tone and enable peaceful sleep.
Ayurveda Head Massage
When oil is applied to the head, it gets absorbed into the scalp through the roots of the hair. This nourishes, lubricates, and strengthens the hair roots and the skin of the scalp preventing hair loss and premature greying. It improves circulation to the head, relaxing the muscles and nerve fibres. This helps to refresh both the mind and the body, relieving tension and fatigue and improving the complexion.
Ayurveda Face Massage & Face Pack
A fresh and radiant face means you feel beautiful and more confident in dealing with day-to-day work. It would not be incorrect to say that in most cases, the face is the index of the mind. These beneficial oils go deep into the tissues, relax the facial muscles, tone up the skin and even improve the eyesight and nervous system.
Face Packs are softer and more porous types of face masks. Very similar in action , they improve circulation as well as cleanse and tauten the entire face. Because they are soft, they allow the skin to breathe more and are gentler than masks.
Ayurveda Back Massage
The massage is performed on the back and along the spine. Back massage can have profoundly relaxing effect, lowering stress levels, easing pain and inducing a blissful state of repose.
Ayurveda Hand Massage
Hand Massage works deeply by stimulating acupuncture points and energy meridians that run through the hands to the tips of the fingers. And, like foot reflexology, the hand has areas that are associated with the various organs and systems within the body such as stimulating the kidney area in the centre of the palm. This helps the body deal more easily with the extra toxins that you release through the hand massage.
Ayurveda Arm Massage
Headaches, neck pain, and aching shoulders or tired hands can all be caused by tension in the arms. Massaging the arms helps the arms and shoulders to relax, and can alleviate many of these problems.
The same medicated powders are for this will help to Reduces excess fat, Promotes healthy skin and vibrant complexion, Prevents and reduces wrinkles, Cures dryness of the skin.
Ayurveda Neck & Shoulder Massage
Special herbal oil is applied to the neck and the shoulder to release muscular spasms, rheumatic pain and stress related conditions as the neck and the shoulder area is so often stiff and tense. This is due to the neck muscles having to continuously to support the head and also many people habitually hunch their shoulders, making the muscles at the sides of the neck very tense.
Ayurveda Netra Basti
Washing the eye with medicated oils. It is an ancient treatment from India to relieve the tensions that are trapped in the eye socket that can result in poor eyesight, pain, fatigue, and that sunken, sallow look. Traditionally, this treatment is used to improve eyesight and nourish the nervous system via the eyeball as it connects directly to the eyes, soothes away wrinkles, enhances colour and depth perception, creates a sense of ease and acceptance, and promotes a deep feeling of contentment.
Ayurveda Leg Massage
By stimulating the circulation, massage brings blood and nutrients to the legs and helps to prevent varicose veins. Gentle stroking up the legs towards the lymph nodes can help to reduce puffiness or swelling in the lower legs. Help to reduce accumulation of cellulite, the dry skin and flabby thighs.
Ayurveda Herbal Bath
The body is prepared for bathing by first receiving an oil massage and then to lie on medicine with fresh herbs for which it will calm your body and relief from body aches.
Ayurveda Foot Massage
During foot massage, special attention is focused on the “tender spots”. This massage produces a reflect effect on the internal organs as well as creating a combined soothing and invigorating effect. Massage of the feet prevents and cures dryness, numbness, roughness, fatigue, and cracking of the heels. It strengthens walking and running.