If you are looking for new ways to detox (rather than going down the conventional juice and cleanse route) than maybe it might be time to give Ayurveda a go!
Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of health originating from India some 5000 years ago and is often referred to as ‘the science of life’ . It looks at treating the body, mind and spirit as an entity and works on the basis that the mind and body affect each other. The aim of Ayurveda is to treat the cause and symptoms of illnesses that have already manifested and to help strengthen the immune system and maintain good health.It is fast becoming a household name with all those interested in “alternative medicine”. Not only is it capable of keeping you healthy and balanced, but it also can treat a huge list of ailments.
With Ayurveda increasing in popularity, the best way to experience a true Ayurvedic detox is to head to the area where it originated. Sri Lanka is home to some of the best and most authentic Ayurvedic retreat centres in the world including Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts comprised of Barberyn Reef, located in Beruwala and Barberyn Beach, located in Weligama. Barberyn Resorts provide all the advantages of a resort hotel with the facilities of a professional Ayurvedic health center. Both resorts share the same philosophy of promoting authentic Ayurveda, yoga and spiritual enrichment. They are designed to improve guests’ health and wellbeing through Ayurvedic diagnosis, healing treatments, herbal medications, Ayurvedic diet, yoga and meditation.
Originally founded in 1968 by Sudana Rodrigo Barberyn Reef resort remains a family business and is known for being the first health resort in Sri Lanka to offer authentic Ayurveda treatments to a Western audience. Following it’s success a second property, Barberyn Beach, was opened in 2003. What stands out about Barberyn is the fact that most of the staff have been there for many years and they look after the resort as if it were their home, contributing to the strong sense of warmth and hospitality.
Upon arrival you’ll be seen by an Ayurvedic doctor who will give you a personalised consultation and a treatment programme detailing the treatments that you will be receiving for the duration of your stay. Expect all sorts of oil herbal massages, herbal baths made from leaves and other organic materials, herbal poultices, nourishing eye and ear treatments ,herbal medicines, liqueurs as well as an individual Ayurvedic diet with Ayurvedic dietician is on hand at every meal to advise you on the best foods to eat and avoid!
Barberyn pride themselves on really looking after you and they encourage self awareness and spiritual development for the duration of your stay. There are no TVs and instead guests are encouraged to delve into their extensive library or partake in one of the many sightseeing trips to the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Guest article courtesy of Barberyn Resort.