Wellness within

‘To health and happiness’ – if total wellness and inner peace is what you seek, Sri Lanka is home to a tradition of holistic healing that dates back 5000 years. Ayurveda – meaning `the Science of Life’, is an ancient form of natural medicine still practiced today. Itsrestorative therapies combined with the age-old art of Yoga will relax, revive and rejuvenate your complete self; and the sunny charms of our beautiful isle will make the experience even more satisfying.

The aim of Ayurvedic therapy is to cure – not just relieve symptoms, and to restore by increasing immunity. It also relieves stress and promotes a positive mental attitude, renewing from within. Therefore, the wellness programmes are carefully planned and vary according to need. The treatments may differ, but all include massages, body masks and wraps, herbal baths, saunas and facials as well as wholesome menu choices whether you are on a strict regime at one resort or a more flexible one where you can indulge in some exploring too. From mountain retreats to jungle hideaways, in the heart of the dry zone, deep in the forest or beside the sea – you also have a choice of healing havens to pick from.

A tropical paradise famed for its beauty, Sri Lanka is also sought after for its tradition of holistic care. Our Ayurveda and Yoga experience lets you discover healing bliss for your whole being.


You Must Explore

Ayurveda – Our way

Quite different in essence from Ayurvedic practices in India, the local form combines ‘Unani’ treatments from the Middle East, Siddha practices from ancient India and indigenous ‘deshiya chikithsa’ practices; resulting in a form of Ayurveda unique to Sri Lanka. Both forms however, date back thousands of years.

Tranquillity found

An Ashram in the mountains, a hideaway on an isolated beach, a cave temple deep in the jungle; or even within the heart of the city – you will find plenty of places to still your soul in meditation, as it is popular and widely practiced in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the world’s top locations for yoga retreats.

In perfect balance

The practice of Yoga has a long history in Sri Lanka, but it has gained popularity in recent times. Many revered Yogis and respected teachers offer both basic and comprehensive classes in a variety of styles from Ashtanga, Hatha to Vinyasa suitable for beginners to seasoned followers.

Natural beauties

From soaps to scrubs, cleansers to creams and lotions to lipstick; cosmetic and beauty products made from wholly natural ingredients are rapidly returning to their former status and popularity in Sri Lanka with many ancient remedies being ‘rebranded’ and available in speciality shops and markets; and at hotels.

Heavenly herbs

A key component of Ayurveda over 600 herbal formulas and 250 single plant remedies are included in treatments. Grouped according to health effects, pain relief or increased vitality, Ayurvedic herbs are generally used as part of a holistic approach which may involve nutrition, yoga, massage, aromatherapy, and meditation.

Oils that heal

A fundamental part of Ayurveda practice, natural oils are traditionally used for raw consumption, cooking, massage, bathing or gargling. Generally a base of whole, organic oil from a natural source is infused with a decoction of one or more Ayurvedic herbs to bring out its essential properties.