One of the world’s oldest methods of healing named Ayurveda has been practiced in Sri Lanka for more than 2500 years. Sanskrit word meaning of Ayurveda is “Wisdom of life”.
On numerous places on the island visitors will ﬁnd hotels and clinics with highly experienced doctors and therapists – many of them offering Ayurvedic treatment for generations. Ayurveda is a not mainly a tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, but a tradition and a part of their everyday life. Local people in villages still know a lot about the healing effects of many indigenous medical plants.
Visitors of the island will love to dive into an amazing world of exotic spices, aromatic oils, tranquil retreats and pampering spas, which will have a long lasting effect on your body.
In recent years Sri Lanka Ayurvedic culture has become more diverse than ever serving to all kinds of demands and budgets for guests from around the world. Especially along the west coast the hospitality industry has focused on health treatment and has gained high reputation among Ayurveda-Lovers.
Most of these hotels have their own spa offering individual treatments designed to sooth, relax and spoil, using Ayurveda techniques and natural-based oils.
Ayurveda Treatment Packages
Hotels and wellness centers in Sri Lanka offer various treatment packages.
- in room massage by a traditional therapist
- three-week or even longer program from qualiﬁed therapists in consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor.
- specialized programs to cure or ease several chronic illnesses like arthritis, back pain, asthma, and allergies or stress related symptoms.
- traditional cleansing and revitalization techniques like yoga, meditation and special diets the beneﬁts from those therapies
- additional treatments like Thai massage, Shiatsu, hot stones
- western-style beauty treatments such as hydrotherapy, herbal baths, reflexology and beauty treatments
Ayurveda for relaxation and well-being
On a more casual basis, Ayurveda also offers an easy way to relaxation and well-being. An Ayurvedic massage with oil helps releasing any build-up of lactic acid in the muscles after a day of physical activity and even softens minor injuries – treatments that are welcomed after a day of sport activities on the beach or in the mountains. More than that Ayurveda can offer beauty beneﬁts like reducing the appearance of wrinkles or the loss of weight.
Top Ayurveda Hotels in Sri Lanka (according to Google Star Rating)
Sri Lanka now has a number of spas, mainly on the west coast, which not only provide Ayurveda but also other Eastern and Western therapies, such as Thai massage, hydrotherapy, herbal baths, reflexology and beauty treatments. For those seeking spiritual nourishment, meditation courses are also available.
2 Dinsara Pearl Villa
3 Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort
4 Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel
5 Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
6 Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort
7 Dalmanuta Gardens
8 Sri Lanka Ayurveda Hotel
9 The Privilege – Ayurveda Beach Resort
10 SerendipItaly Ayurveda Boutique Hotel
11 Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
12 Life Ayurveda Resort
13 Lanka Princess
14 Muthumuni Ayurveda Beach Resort
15 Roman Lake Hotel
16 Jasmin Villa Ayurveda Resort
17 Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort
18 Laluna Ayurveda Resort
19 Surya Lanka Ayurveda Beach Resort, Talalla, Sri Lanka
20 Ayurveda Paragon Hotel
21 Sign of Life Resort – Ayurveda in Sri Lanka