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Spa and Wellness Therapies In India

India has always been rich in its ancient Vedic culture having its own unique blend of science and philosophy that balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual path to wellbeing even today. Ayurveda Spa treatment have been specifically created to treat the body at a deep level, cleansing it of toxins and physiological imbalances that may aid in general health or be more specifically tailored to treat certain ailments. As the birthplace of this healing system, it’s no surprise that India is a top destination for travellers who wish to be immersed in a wellness holiday – and not just by spa lovers. Beauty of Ayurvedic wellness therapies are not just invented today but it relies on our mythological and historical texts, further adding to its reputation as a land of total rejuvenation and well-being.

Although India has the heritage of variety of Spa Treatment. Below are some of the best mentions:

  • Pizzichilli Therapy :

This treatment is designed to give deep relaxation and rejuvenation by providing massage by hot herbal oil. It is poured over the body and is allowed to soak into the skin & tissue.

  • Rakta Mokshana Therapy :

This treatment is meant for purifying the blood with the help of leeches.

  • Abhayanga Therapy :

This is a complete body message with lukewarm medicated oil. Depending on the psychosomatic constitution and the disease, a particular type of massage oil is selected.

  • Drasvasveda Herbal Bath :

In this treatment, herbal leaves and roots are boiled together and this healing water is poured onto your body in a warm room. Special herbs and ingredients used in bath water have various healing properties.

  • Facial Rejuvenation :

If you don’t want to go under surgical treatment for reducing wrinkles and lines then try this therapy. Herbal steams and pastes are used to cleanse the skin and smooth the wrinkles. It basically reduces the movement of facial muscles, which in turn reduces facial lines and wrinkles.

  • Decoctions :

Various natural herbal ingredients like bark, root seed, flowers, are taken together and boiled in clay pots for very long period of time and it should be consumed every morning and evening. These medicines are prepared according to your body’s Dosha.

  • Thermal Spa Treatment :

There are a number of mineral water bodies in India & abroad which are believed to have curative properties. A thermal spa may be part of a destination spa where hot and cold mineral waters are used to administer various therapies.

India’s best places for wellness and Ayurvedic Spa Therapy

  • Ananda in Himalayas – Rishikesh – Uttarakhand

It’s located in Himalayan foothills in Northern India near Rishikesh. One of the best luxury Spa resort in India beautifully blended with Indian traditional Ayurveda contemporary with modern approach. It has unique and exotic massages and water therapies, body therapies like abhyanga, Shirodhara, shloka, takradhara, mukh lepa. Besides, the resort is also famous for Yoga & Meditation therapy, healing treatments, physiotherapy, and Vedanta talk. All these with scenic view of Himalayan mountains and wilder nature of Indian Northern side.

  • Sarovaram Ayurvedic Health Centre – Ashtamudi – Kerala

Sarovaram is best and affordable place to get yourself health care services. Located in a beautiful tropical garden on the bank of Ashtamudi Lake, Sarovaram aids its clients with authentic Ayurveda treatment. one can have the best time as the center is pooled with some other activities like bird watching, herbal garden visit, temple and village visit. It offers treatments like weight reduction, backaches, sinusitis, body purification and detoxification, sleeping disorder, arthritis, neck and shoulder pains, and rejuvenation.

  • Sereno Spa – Goa

What can be the best place of body treatment other than most populated tourist place like Goa, where you have ultimate beaches integrated with traditional Spa therapy based on principles of aromatherapy and energy healing.

  • Jiva Spa – Rajasthan

This spa is located in Taj Palace, in Udaipur. It has many messages and therapies set on the royal boat. With a dramatic lake view of the hotel awes spa-goers, who take their treatments within a double spa suite, relaxation lounge, steam room and shower; on deck a soaking pool, day bed and dining area can be found. Spa journeys combine Indian-technique massages with treatments such as scrubs and wraps, using local herbs and spices.

  • Kaya Kalp – Himachal Pradesh

The word Kaya Kalp itself means “Body Transformation”. Completely moulded in spreading awareness for nature cure, panchakarma, yoga & physiotherapy. Specifically, they treat through drugless therapies.

  • Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre – Mysore – Karnataka

Nestled on the lap of Chamundi Hills, Indus valley Ayurvedic centre is constructed on the basis of architectural and scriptures. This ayurvedic centre lets you to learn healthy and peaceful life through Ayurveda. It offers Ayurvedic treatment like Acne, diabetes, digestive disorders, disc herniation, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, psoriasis, obesity, and polycystic ovary syndrome etc. As itself Mysore has its own charm, IVA adds more content to its charm.

  • Kalari Kovilakom – Payyallur – Kerala

Kerala is considered to be the home of Ayurveda. The moist, humid climate and abundant supply of medicinal plants provide the perfect environment for the many Ayurvedic resorts there. Surrounded by western ghat mountain ranges from one end near Kollengode, Kalari Kovilakom is ideal place for nature’s tranquillity and wellness. Kalari Kovilakom Ayurveda has cleansing and rejuvenation, weight management, aging, and anti-stress programs. Also, it includes treatments for certain specific ailments like; prameha chikitsa for diabetes management, kamila and yakrit vikara for liver disorders, stri roga for gynaec disorders, tweak rogas for skin disorders, and more.

Why Ayurvedic Spa Treatment is becoming popular and preferred over other Generic Form of Treatment

  • Science/Philosophy :

If we see the basic logic behind generic medical treatment, is to follow hypothesis, experiments, observation, & conclusion. But in Ayurveda treatment is done from root cause of the illness to make it permanent immune from the body.

  • Treatment Method :

While Ayurveda is confined to digging out the cause of the disease, so that it can be eradicated completely and permanently through various means of massages, and technical ways to put pressure on different nerves in the body, applying acupressure etc where as in Allopathy and other medication, treatment is done in terms of giving instant relief by destructing the disease causing organisms, which might be effective for a small period of time. Sometime one has to go under knifes as well.

  • Medicines Used :

The Ayurvedic treatment includes the use of natural herbs and oils extracted from the plants, which adds value to the treatment as it has no side effects.

  • Cost Effective :

Since all the treatment uses herbs and plants, which is readily available and are cheaper in cost.

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