10 Popular Ayurvedic Treatments In Kerala

December 2, 2016 in Categories: Ayurveda Treatments by Tours to Kerala | No Comments

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The climate of Kerala is an ideal place for Ayurvedic treatments. This is the reason, why a number of Ayurvedic resorts have come into being to cater to the health requirements of the visitors. What makes the Ayurvedic trips to Kerala a memorable one is that you will be able to enjoy your tour while enjoying the benefits of the holistic Ayurvedic treatments.

As an escape from the hectic everyday life and the mundane existence, these Ayurvedic resorts offer a comfortable holiday. The best part of these resorts is that they are located at the outskirts of the crowded cities of Kerala. The pristine forests, the Kerala backwaters and the beaches and the country roads fringed with coconut palms make your stay a peaceful one.

Popular Ayurvedic Treatments in Kerala:

Ayurveda has a number of treatment options, spas and massages that can cater to different health issues and problems. Not only do they focus on the specific body organ and problem, but they also heal the overall body problems.

The most common Ayurveda treatments in Kerala include –


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Probably the most common Ayurvedic treatment is Shirodhara. The term “shir” refers to the third eye that is located in the centre of the forehead. The term “dhara” refers to pouring. Special herbal oil is prepared by the experts that have soothing properties and properties of healing or relieving pain. It is slowly poured onto the third eye and this heals all sorts of headaches and gives the body a soothing sensation. As the third eye has a special position in the body, it has connection with the body’s or mind’s comfort. The third eye oil Ayurvedic massage treatment is very beneficial for the entire body.


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A similar treatment that is believed to treat headaches of all sorts is Thalam. In this treatment, the medicated oils are applied on the forehead for a long period of 20 to 40 minutes. It can treat the headaches, as well as prevent the greying of hair as the special Ayurvedic oil contains herbs and ingredients that can prevent the greying or hair. Problems like anxiety and insomnia are also well treated with this Kerala Ayurveda treatment.


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The entire body as well as the entire head is massaged with a sponge. Special medicated oil is used for this massage. The sponge is dipped in the medicated oil and then it is used to massage the body.


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Those, who suffer from muscle cramps, joint pains, arthritis and stress; are often recommended this treatment. For this treatment, special Ayurvedic or medicated leaves are used by making a paste out of them.


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Yet another very popular Ayurvedic treatment that is often preferred in most of the Ayurveda health resorts in Kerala is Vasthi. A special type of bundle is made out of cotton clothes. The bundles contain Ayurvedic herbs and leaves and oils. They are slightly heated and then placed on the pressure points of the body that need healing and comfort. This rejuvenates the entire body.


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The Ayurveda experts of the best resorts in Kerala that offer the Ayurvedic treatments often recommend the Tharpanam treatment for those, who suffer from eye problems. Medicated ghee that has Ayurvedic ingredients in it is kept in the eyes for about 15 to 30 minutes. To make sure that the ghee doesn’t pour down the eyes, a special paste of Ayurvedic leaves is used to make a boundary around the eyes.


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This treatment is very popular amongst those, who suffer from rheumatic ailments, paralysis and other such problems. For that Ayurvedic herbal powders are used. This massage helps in treating obesity problems. Ayurvedic ingredients have properties that can cut down stubborn body fats and thereby, treat obesity.


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Lepanam is an ancient body massage and body spa technique that is adopted in the recent times by many cosmetic companies and salons. In this Ayurvedic treatment, the body is wrapped in a herbal paste. This helps in treating inflammation of the body.

Yoni Prakshalanam:

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As already mentioned, the Ayurvedic treatments are not just for external treatments, they can cure a number of internal problems. Many gynaecological problems are treated by this Yoni Prakshalanam Ayurvedic treatment. Special Ayurvedic decoctions and herbal oils are poured into the body through the vaginal route.


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For treating the problems related to the nasal cavity and the respiratory zone, this treatment is used.  Medicated oil is poured in through the nostrils that help in treating the nasal problems.

There are many other Ayurvedic treatments available in the many Ayurveda resorts in Kerala. You can choose the resort that suits your requirement and that offers a wide range of treatments catering to your needs.

Choosing an Ayurvedic Resort in Kerala:

Since Kerala offers a number of options for these Ayurveda resorts, where you can access the best treatments of Ayurveda, massages, spas and other treatment method as per the ancient treatment theories, choosing the right one can be difficult. If the purpose of your Kerala tour is solely the Ayurvedic treatments, you must consult with the experts, who will be able to guide you regarding the right treatment at the right place in your Kerala tour packages.

The factor of price, the availability of the treatment and the term of the treatment all matter in the selection of the resort for these Ayurvedic treatment services. If you want to merge your Kerala travel and holiday plan with the treatments, your choice would be different. Here it needs to be mentioned that the Ayurvedic massages and spas and other therapies and treatments are more effective, if they are done for a period of 14 days at a stretch. Those, who can afford to spend about 21 days in Kerala at any of these resorts, would be highly benefited with these treatments.

Yoga along with Ayurveda:

An important factor that goes hand in hand with Ayurvedic treatments and therapies is Yoga. In almost all the best resorts in Kerala that offer Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga is practiced as an assisting therapy. With Yoga, the body, mind and soul can come in sync and health is greatly benefited. When Ayurvedic treatments are done in collaboration with Yoga, the outcome is incredible.

The best part of the Ayurveda resorts that are located all across the state of Kerala is, the Ayurvedic treatments as well as Yoga, are practiced by the skilled experts. Hence, it is quite likely that you will get only the best and there will be guaranteed high quality hospitality.

Diet and Ayurveda:

Since people, who come to Kerala for Ayurvedic treatments, are either suffering from some sort of physical or mental ailment or they are looking for a way to better living, diet plays a significant role there. The food that is served at these Ayurvedic resorts is absolutely different from what is consumed daily. The experts take into consideration the physical or mental ailments, the conditions of the body, the needs of the body and thereby, prepare a diet that will suit their condition. This is all inclusive in the Kerala Ayurveda Package that you choose. It is a complete package that will take care of your accommodation, food or dietary needs, Yoga and other therapies. However, in this package, the holiday or change of air would not be ignored.


Whether you want to spend time in the hilly resorts of Kerala that offer the Ayurvedic treatment or if you want to spend some lone time amidst nature in the 5 star accommodations of Kerala, there are many Ayurveda resorts in Kerala for you. Get in touch with us to know more about the different options. Our experts are there to guide you about the available options and recommend the one that will suit your needs and budget most. Experience the change in your healthy and mind with Ayurveda.

10 Popular Ayurvedic Treatments In Kerala
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