Best ayurveda centres in Sri Lanka
Ayurveda, “the science of life” as its Sanskrit origin states, is the indigenous medical of the Indian subcontinent. The Ayurveda tradition arrived in Sri Lanka centuries ago. A respected field of medicine in today’s times, Ayurveda aims to not only cure illnesses but also maintain a healthy and happy life.
The science of Ayurveda is 3000 years old and knowledge has been passed on both orally and through written texts. In this school of medicine, healers aim to balance the “Vata, Pitta and Kapha” (wind, bile and phlegm) elements in the body. They believe that a judicious balance of these three “dosha” will ensure a stable and healthy life. To this end, Ayurveda works on the body through massages and herbal concoctions, but also demands that one meditates to balance the mind and spirit.
Ayurveda retreats and spas can be found all over Sri Lanka. These establishments offer relaxing massages, herbal drinks and a quiet place to reflect on your thoughts. Think of it as a spa weekend minus the chemicals!