Ayurveda is a way of life originated in India over 5000 years ago and is also considered the most ancient, still practiced, medical way of life by the modern scientific world. Ayurveda centers all its treatments, practices and concepts on a simple, yet powerful, concept—the harmony between one’s mind, soul and body.
Unlike the modern medicine, Ayurveda tries to identify and cure the fundamental cause of any adverse health condition rather than the symptoms. Ayurveda understands and catalogues an individual’s body into the three humours—vata, pitta and kapha—and believes that the imbalances between them cause illness.
There is a unique bond between Kerala and ayurveda, and it is one of the very few places where ayurveda is practiced as it is postulated in several ancient books and inscriptions. The families of the legendary “Ashta Vaidyas”—which translates to eight families of vaidyas, in the local tongue— and their successors have treated the land of Kerala with ayurveda for centuries.
What makes Kerala the most-preferred and best place to undergo ayurveda treatment is its climate and weather. As ayurveda is basically a natural science, the changes in the nature profoundly influence the treatments and its outcomes. The moisture present in the air and temperature ranging from 24-28 degree Celsius make it one of the very few places on the planet Earth where such temperature levels are constantly maintained during the rain. This natural setting and environment, unique to Kerala, helps the ayurveda medicines to be seeped into the body and accepted by it more effectively. Kerala is also blessed with pristine and virgin forests that bear abundant medicinal plants and herbs. This is also one of the major reasons, why Kerala has numerous ayurveda hospitals across the state such as;
- Vaidyaratnam, Thrissur
- Kottakal Ayurveda, Kottakal
- Punarnava Ayurveda, Kochi
- Sree Sankara Gardens, Anakkara, Kumily
- Sreepathy C.V.N. Kalari & Ayurveda Hospital, Cheruvandoor
- Sri Dhanwantari Madam, Thiruvananthapuram
One can, while on their tour to Kerala, avail different ayurveda packages such as short-term treatments and long-term treatments as per the requirements of the guests. If you need any such help with ayurveda treatment Travel Cart can always help you. In order to help you with such needs, Travel Cart also has ayurveda doctors on board us, ready to aid you.
Ayurveda Rejuvenation Treatment
Restoring youthfulness is what is meant by the term rejuvenation and it aims at refueling the mind, the body and the soul of a person with a lot of renewed positive energy. The great Indian acharyas who lived thousands of years ago have written about rejuvenation for the betterment of the humankind. In ayurveda, rejuvenation is done through two means; “Panchakarma” and “Rasayana Chikitsa”.
Rasayana therapy includes face and head massages using deluge of ayurveda oils and creams along with giving the body a message using herbal powders and oil. Apart from this, medicated steam bath is also administered on the people undergoing the treatment. The therapy aims to not only improve the physical well being of a person but also the mental well being as well.
While undergoing the therapy it is important to consider that there is no single approach to it as it changes according to the unique traits and attributes of the individual’s body.
Rejuvenation therapy is an intricate Ayurveda process that consists of the following methods;
Panchakarma: Panchakarma is a process used to clean the body and mind of the toxicity it has come to Harbor. It is the first thing that is administered on an individual before Rasayana therapy is carried out.
Abhyanga: This is an Ayurveda oil massage process that helps a person get rid of various impurities in the body and relieve the mind and body off the stress along with pacifying the kapha and vata humours of the body.
Udwarthana: Here, the herbal paste is applied on the body and is given a massage followed by a steam bath. This is carried out so that blood circulation and muscles tones are improved while reducing joint pains.
Njavarakizhi: In this, body is massaged with small boluses filled with cooked ‘njavara’, which is a special sort of rice. This is capable of curing neuro-muscular diseases and rheumatism along with rejuvenating the human body.
Pizhichil: In this, linen cloth is dunked in medicated warm oil and pressed all over the body and gently massaged by the therapist administering the same. It helps the person improve his/her immunity and cure any fractured bones or ligaments.