Kerala's natural abundance of forests with a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants, and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative methods. In fact, today, Kerala is the only State in India which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication and provides relief to its visitors.
Ayurveda treatment stresses on the prevention and treatment of body ailments. It was evolved around 600 BC in India, and was followed by the Dravidians and Aryans and thus it has been practiced ever since. It’s a complete natural treatment which is unique, indispensable branch of medicine with no side effect as such. It eliminates all toxic imbalances and impurities from the whole body and refreshes you to regain the natural beauty and good health. Kerala’s monsoon season adds to the rejuvenation program as at this time the atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, so that it can absorb herbal oils.
Come to Kerala with any kind of ailment, from internal to external, one will surely return with fit body along with a natural glow. This treatment tones up the skin and bring glow on the face and strengthens all the tissues that leads to good health with longevity. One can have head or face massage with medicated oils and body massage with herbal oils or herbal steam bath to rejuvenate your whole body.
Among rejuvenation therapy, there is Kayakalpa Chikitsa, which is for Body immunization and to done away with the ageing process. Sweda karma involves steam bath to remove impurities, and fat from the body and is recommended for certain rheumatic diseases, particularly for pain. Body slimming and beauty care involves special herbal diet and herbal massages to beautify the body and bring it back in the shape.
The biggest attraction is meditation and yoga for mental and physical well being. It hones your concentration power and helps in attaining peace of mind by isolating soul from body. There are eight stages of this program namely Disciplined behaviour (yama), Self purification (niyama), Bodily postures (asana), Control of breathing (pranayama), Control of the senses (pratyahara), Fixing of the mind on a chosen object (dharana), Meditation (dhyana) and Samadhi - a state of being where you experience absolute tranquility and peace. Or one can simply go for Panchakarma Treatment which is overall fitness program for mental and physical well being by tuning the body, organs, mind, breath, nerves and thus leads to blood purification.
Under therapeutic programs, Kerala ayurveda provides treatment for all kinds of ailments under different packages. Dhara is the treatment for chronic headaches, insomnia, mental tension and cases of hysteria, hallucination and insanity. To alleviate osteoarthritis, leukemia, one should try Snehapanam. For dryness of nostrils, mouth and throat, severe headaches, facial paralysis and burning sensation in the head, try Sirovasti but for diseases like hemiplegia, paralysis, obesity and certain rheumatic ailments, they offer Udvarthanam, and for wasting of muscles, rheumatism, sports injuries, pain in the joints, emaciation of the body or parts of the body and certain kinds of skin diseases go for Njavarakizhi. There are other different programs for different ailments, be it ear ailments, nasal ailments, cataract and any mental traumas.
There is over 100 ayurveda centre, around 15 ayurveda hospitals and many yoga centres in Kerala that offers above mentioned relief packages. With disease diagnosis including cleansing processes, massaging, meditation and yoga, Kerala offers rejuvenation and wellness to its visitors across the world. From full body massage to head massage, face massage or foot massage, these treatments are complete natural with mixture of Indian medicinal herbs. The miraculous healing power of ayurveda using traditional methodologies can heal any kind of disease, and no visitor ever returns with negative response from the nature as there is even a saying that nature heals all the wounds.