India Ayurveda / Spa Tour
Harmony Of Mind, Body And Soul
Searching for a leisure-cum-health tour? Visit the wonderland of India where health and medical tourism is on a high. Ayurveda and Spa tourism is one of the fastest growing segments today in India. India the country of rich cultural heritage that offers the best in Spa and Ayurveda therapies. The extensive and well-crafted out Spa and Ayurveda packages are best suited to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Plan a tour to India and experience the curative power of nature packed in the lavish greenery and vast space of the picturesque landscapes.
Visit any of the Spa and Ayurveda Resorts in India, and you will be offered a wide array of programmes based on the Vedic Science 'Ayurveda' including spa packages, body scrubs, massages, facials, body wraps, hydrotherapy and Ayurveda packages.
The word Ayurveda is derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots- 'Ayus' (life) and 'Veda' (knowledge). It offers a rich and comprehensive outlook to a healthy life. This art of healing is believed to be originated about 5000 years back.
The current lifestyle of modern man has led to many health hazards. The basis of Ayurveda treatment is a process of purification and rejuvenation. According to the Vedas, our weak digestion, poor diet, incomplete elimination of waste matter, inadequate sleep, pollution and stress collectively lead to the accumulation of 'Ama' or toxic substances in the body. This further leads to the Tri Dosha (vata, pitta and kapha) and the build up of toxins, which can lead to ill-health. Ayurveda is a complete natural healing system that helps in achieving the right balance of vata, pitta and kapha for a healthy life.
There are a number of Spa and Ayurveda Resorts in India that offer various spa packages, massages, hydrotherapy, Ayurveda therapies, body composition analysis, personal fitness training, physiotherapy, gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment, exercise studio for all aerobic and workout programs, and an outdoor pool for activities like volleyball and aqua aerobics.
Ayurveda is believed as the oldest treatment in the world. Completely based on the natural elements (medicinal plants, herbs, milk, medicated oils, herbal powders, curd etc.), this process of healing has no side effects.
The basic 8-fold process has the following therapies:
A five-fold purification therapy that creates balance between Doshas or bio energies (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Panchakarma therapy has three main stages: Poorvakarma, Pradhanakarma and Paschatkarma.
It is a synchronized full body massage, which is performed by two therapists. It is done with specific herbal oils prescribed according to the body type. Abhyanga is helpful in improving eyesight, promoting sleep and providing a glow to the skin.
It is a dry massage process with the use of herbal powders. It is a wonderful therapy to reduce fat.
This vigorous massage is performed with a cloth bundle, which is filled with herbal powders. It is very helpful in curing neurological disorders, rheumatism, arthritis and sports injuries.
It is again a massage therapy done with small linen bags that are filled with cooked Njavara rice. This is a complete rejuvenation therapy for your mind and body.
It is a process of gargling with medicated oil. Is highly beneficial for ear, nose, throat disorders. It also improves the voice and brings a glow to the face.
It is a therapy of administering herbal decoction to induce therapeutic vomiting. The process is helpful in curing Kapha imbalances such as asthma, cough, psoriasis and other skin disorders.
It is performed with Virechak Aushdhi, a purgative, in milk or warm water. It removes excess Pitta in the body and helps treat dermatitis, chronic fever, heartburn and jaundice.
Kerala is considered the capital of Ayurveda. This land is blessed with equable climate, natural abundance of forests (with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants) and the cool monsoon season (June-November). All these factors are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages. Kerala boasts of being the only state in India, which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication.
Apart from Kerala, a few other places where Ayurveda is practiced are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab and Goa etc.