In Sanskrit ‘Ayuh’ means life and ‘Veda’ means science or knowledge. This sums up the general idea of the term ‘Ayurveda’ which is a treatment method in Sri Lanka that helps people to achieve and maintain an optimum state of health.

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What’s it for real?

This is not only a form of medication but a way of life that has been in Sri Lanka for generations. This method mainly depends on natural plants, herbs and oils, and of course a good alternative for western medical treatments.

Three Vital forces of Ayurveda

For foreign tourists coming from every corner of the world to Sri Lanka, this is one of the best experiences in Sri Lanka. The treatments here are based on three fundamental beliefs of ‘Vayu, Pitha and Kapha’ which mean ‘wind, Bile and Phlegm’ when translated directly into English.

Ayurveda Body Massages

With a travel agent the likes of Tangerine Tours, who have specially designed Ayurveda Holiday Packages, the option of choosing one of these a healing Ayurveda Body Massage is definitely available. Here, with the help of palms, Ayurvedic oils are applied to bodies promoting better blood circulation.

Head Oil Application

If you have headaches or migraine conditions, then an Ayurvedic head oil application is all you need. These treatments also prevent hair loss, baldness and help hair growth too. In addition to these massages, facial massages, leg massages, nasal treatments are all available in Ayurvedic styles, which are sure to grant you different experiences.


Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+