Nestled in nature’s bosom and overlooking the Arabian Sea, a small, eco-friendly retreat offers comfort and relaxation through the most revered healing method known to man – the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda. With treatments tailored for you by Ayurvedic doctors, and training in yoga and meditation, to fulfil you at every level: body, mind and soul. Ayurvedic methods developed through years of research.To offer not just a retreat, but welcome you like at home. Whether you are looking for self-discovery, enjoyment, or rejuvenation, we invite you to the Ananda Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat. The centre is ‘Green Certified’ by the Department Of Tourism, Government of Kerala, offering a holistic and integrated approach to health. Body constitution analysis (dosha diagnosis) is offered, along with internal and external treatments, and dietary regimens.
Ayurveda not only helps to provide an overall sense of well-being, it also helps tackle several specific problems. The 3-day Body Care Ayurvedic Treatment Programme helps to rid the body of wrinkles, dark circles, and acne. The Body Care treatment improves skin texture and composition, thus lending your skin a healthy glow.
Get to know Ayurveda
This programme give a feel of what Ayurveda can do to the body. The 5-day “Get to Know Ayurveda” programme includes basic treatments such as Abhyangam, Sirodhara, and face pack. It is combined with yoga and meditation to improve the functioning of the body and to impart knowledge about this great science.
Body, Mind and Soul
Ayurveda supports an active, healthy lifestyle and Body, Mind and Soul is an extension of this support. This treatment lasts for seven days and consists of Abhyangam, Sirodhara, Lepanam, and Rejuvenation massage, along with a restricted Ayurvedic diet regimen and yoga and meditation to maintain the stability and vitality of your body, mind, and soul.
Weight Management Programme
This package consists of a treatment which is directed specifically towards weight reduction, particularly for those suffering from obesity. As a part of the treatment, several types of body massages are performed with medicated herbal powders and oils to remove excess fat from the body. The main treatments are Abhyangam, steam bath, Udwarthanam, Kizhi/Podikizhi, Pizhichil, Dhara, Tharpanam, Kashayasekham, Karnapooranam, Vasti,Swedanam, Lepanam and Face Pack. With this course of treatment, the body will lose excess fat that has been accumulated.
Prescription medicines aid with proper digestion and metabolic activities, helping to maintain internal functionality. Pure herbal, Ayurvedic food, teas, oils, and juices are used alongside these medicines. Together, they help correct the body’s metabolic rate to prevent the further accumulation of body fat. This is coupled with specialised yoga treatments and meditation to help keep the fat off and to maintain proper hormonal balance.
A minimum of 21 days of strict treatment, including a diet of only Ayurvedic food, is necessary for any effective weight loss programme to work. A sudden drop in your weight will result in changes in your body functions. The longer duration of the treatment will help your body accustom itself to these changes.
Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s one of the ancient and important purification and detoxification treatments. In Sanskrit, the word ‘Panchakarma literally means “five therapies”, which suggests that it is a comprehensive system of knowledge and practices to purify the body of toxins and restore it to balance. The five therapeutic means of eliminating toxins from the body, which constitute the Panchakarma, are Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamoskshana. The therapies deal with stress related problems and the toxins that are triggering ailments and these treatments concentrate on creating a balance between the doshas. Although Panchakarma is a highly effective therapy, if the person follow a special detoxification diet, along with the treatments.
Panchakarma treatment specifically targets the visible signs of aging and the reversal of internal aging processes. Toxins within the body regularly damage body cells through constant metabolic activities, which result in aging. Aging is also accelerated by improper lifestyle and food habits, as well as stress or strain on the body. This program aims to restore the vigour and vitality of the body by eliminating toxins and enhancing the body’s immunity.
Panchakarma is a combination of carefully coordinated purification processes which will get rid of metabolic waste toxins from within the body, and activate the body’s natural self-healing power to for a long-lasting, regenerative effect. Yoga, an additional component of the treatment, helps improve vitality and efficiency, and creates a harmonic balance in the body, thus adding to longevity. The treatment is complemented by Ayurveda Vegetarian Meals, herbal juices, teas and ravasanas to nourish the body. A minimum of 14 days of strict treatment, including a diet of restricted Ayurvedic food, is necessary to make a change in the body. The programme starts with a cleansing treatment to eliminate the toxins, followed by medicines and a thorough diet.
The program include: