Ayurveda: Rejuvenating treatments

Ayurveda: Rejuvenating treatments
Practitioners in Kerala provide treatments, with standardised protocols developed according to various needs.

Kerala is home to some of the best Ayurvedic resorts in the world

By Natalia Ahmed

Published: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 9:26 AM

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that originated in the Indian subcontinent; globalised practices have derived from Ayurvedic traditions as a form of alternative medicine. Ayurvedic practices have slowly gained more attention on the global scale, with many turning to its treatments as alternative forms of therapy, or use Ayurvedic practices for their well-being. Ayurvedic practices include massage oils, herbs, plants, and other remedies designed to promote well-being without relying on mainstream forms of medicine, like pills or syrups.  

Kerala is particularly known for its luxury resorts, spas, and wellness centres.  Many resorts in the state offer a number of Ayurvedic health packages and treatments, designed either for specific diseases or for general wellbeing. Most tourists tend to opt for these Ayurvedic packages as a way to relax and comfort themselves, and use natural remedies for generalised problems.

The lush nature of Kerala is an ideal spot for Ayurvedic treatments, due to the warm climate and moisture in the air. The state is full of medicinal herbs and plants, to provide natural remedies. The fresh climate is invigorating and relaxing, and the clear air is a comfort for those coming from the city. The beautiful landscapes help place things in perspective, encouraging you to take priorities of your life while enjoying the beauties of nature.

Historically known as the spot for Ayurveda, practitioners in Kerala continue to provide treatments to willing patients and customers, with standardised protocols being developed according to various needs. Furthermore, Kerala has the largest number of Ayurvedic colleges and practitioners in the world, leading to research being conducted in a systematic and scientific manner.

Though some may denounce this as 'pseudoscientific', Ayurvedic practices have been proven to be effective, with many turning to these practices as a way to relieve general pain and discomfort, or to release stress accumulated in the body.

Ayurveda can be introduced into your lifestyle, with practitioners recommending simple treatments that can be performed at home. The goal is to reduce stress and increase one's longevity, and most herbs are easily available. The treatments, too, are easy to follow, allowing you to incorporate small habits into your daily routine. The Ayurvedic lifestyle can be used to maintain your health, energy, stamina, and reduce the amount of stress in your life. This lifestyle is useful for focusing on yourself, accepting what can and cannot be changed, and working proactively to ensure your health and happiness.

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