What is Ayurveda



Experience authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka…!!

Ayurveda, the “science of life” or ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicines & Treatments native to the Sri Lankan subcontinent and practiced in the other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda consists of the word ayus, meaning “longevity”, and veda, meaning “related to knowledge” or “science”. Evolving, throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. The earliest literature on Sri Lankan medical practice appeared during the Vedic period in Sri Lanka.The Susruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era. Over the following centuries, Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments and diseases.

Ayurveda-literally “Science of life”- is based on the twin principles of wholeness and balance. As a holistic healing tradition, Ayurveda recommends treating the “whole” person-body,mind,senses,emotion and spirit instead of following the”one cause-one-cure” principle and focusing on the symptoms of the moment. The promise is that if the roots are nourished and watered, the plant will flourish. Diet, sleep, lifestyle, daily and seasonal routines and internal cleansing are just as, or more, important than herbs and potions in order to maintain good health. And Ayurveda is equally about maintaining or preserving good health as it is about treating disorders-“Swasthasya Rakshanam”is one of the goals of Ayurveda.

HERBAL STEAM BATH

Herbs are boiled in a pot and its Vapor is passed on to the whole body or to an affected organ.

A wooden chamber used is steaming performed to the whole body its also effective for paralysis numbness and pain, swelling and stiffness of joints.

16 fresh & dried herbs make up the boiling pot which produces the steam for this remedy. It opens the capillaries and tissue crevices(Sweat pores) to induce Sweating and exclude the waste matter.

Sheerodhara ( Warm Oil Head Treatment)

The person is allowed to lay on a wooden bed and an earthen pot is hung above his head. Blend of high potency Herbal oil is poured in to the pot and is allowed to fall on the forehead through a hole continuously.

Especially this Treatment leads to deep mental and spiritual relaxation, Improves powers of Concentration and helps alleviate headaches and sleeplessness (Insomnia) Also this treatment is very effective for kind of paralysis.

Ayurvedic Body Massage (Head to Toe)

A Therapist will massage you gently with Ayurvedic oil chosen to suite your body condition. This massage improves blood circulation, Relieving rheumatic and arthritic pain, turning up the nervous system, encouraging detoxification and providing a luxurious healthy glow to the skin. Massage makes muscles flexible and stimulates glandular activities. it relieves congestion of the bladder and sexual organs, helping to prevent the formation of stones. Warm Ayurvedic oils , will deeply penetrate and hydrate your skin. Intricate patterns are woven by hand moving in synchrony as he follows the lymph in your body.

SarwangaDhara ( Oil Bath)

The Medicated liquid oils are poured allover the body of the patient. Oil is poured from a particular height and a simultaneous massage is also done. This procedure provides strength to the tissues & promotes biological fire. The luster & the beauty of the body is enriched. The sense organs become clear & overall longevity achieved.

This procedure helps regeneration and rejuvenation in the body and especially good in the management of Vatika diseases.

Herbal Bath)

Herbs are boiled and the resulting liquid is added to warm both capillaries and the space between tissue are dilated and purified while the herbs have a healing effect and create a general sense of well being.

Kati Wasthi

Retention of warm medicated oil which enhances proper function of nerves of the Spinal cord by reducing pain on patient’s back area (Lumbar and sacral areas) about 30 minutes. For the maximum results this treatment should be done at least 5 days continuously.

Shiro Wasthi

The head is provided with a scuff of leather like a cap with open base. The base is filled with medicated oil which is allowed to stand for an indicated period of time.

This is also an other head oil application. In this method the oil soaks on the top of the head for nearly 45 minutes.

By this treatment can be prevent or Cures, Facial paralysis, Headaches & other head disorders, Eye disorders.

(eg. refraction errors), Insomnia, Dryness of mouth & nose, loss of sensation, sinus disorders & specially makes the hair roots strong & prevent by falling hair.

Natural medicated Body scrub

(Herbal mixture applying in whole Body)

This is a special herbal body scrub which contains more than 15 types of herbs. Those herbs are mixed with fresh cow milk together & prepare as a paste.

This paste has special properties to balance three vital energies of body (Vata,Pitta,Kapha). This Treatment is very effective for diseases like, excessive body heat, excessive sweating, muscle pains, tendon pains & verities of the skin diseases.

*Also available Ayurvedic Beauty culture Treatments.

The Benefits of the Treatments after 10-12 days Program

The above treatments are cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing. You can benefit in the following ways:

  • Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind.
  • Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness.
  • Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness.
  • Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind.
  • Slow the aging process.
  • Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.
  • Bring about deep relaxation and a sense of well-being.
  • Reduce dependence on drugs and medicine.
  • Implement positive lifestyle changes.