With the monsoons making a grand entry into Kerala, tourist resorts and ayurvedic spas are all ready with rejuvenating health packages. The rainy season, experts say, is the best time for Ayurvedic treatment.
Although Ayurveda evolved centuries ago in India, it has only in recent years that it has become a huge selling point for Kerala's tourism industry, especially in the months June-August.
According to ayurveda specialists, the monsoon season is the best time for treatments as the atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, which helps open the pores of the body to the maximum. This makes the body more receptive to herbal oils and other ayurveda medicines.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but also the individual as a whole. It is considered a natural way to refresh oneself by eliminating all toxic imbalances from the body and thus regain good health.
C.J. Naveen, a physician at the Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort near Kovalam, said his resort was all geared up for the monsoon rush.
"We cater to tourists who come for specially for treatment and not just for sightseeing. For those who have a time constraint, we get their medical files early and study their problems in detail even before they arrive. So the treatment protocols are ready when they come here," Naveen told IANS.
Ayurveda offers excellent treatments for skin problems, ailments related to stress and joint pains.
The numerous resorts in the state have drawn out specific plans ranging from a few days to even three weeks.
"For skin problems, we generally ask patients to stay back for 28 days. And for people who don't have so much time at their disposal, we give them medicines that they can carry with them and we have constant interaction with them." Naveen explained.
And for those who are on a short holiday, a general oil massage is sure to put the spPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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