Health tourism is a buzzword in tourism industry now!
When we think of Kerala a thin patch of greenery, dotting the shores of Arabian Sea crosses our mind. Welcome to the land of exotic spices, ancient martial arts and get swooned by the fascinating fiesta of Kathakali and Mohiniattam to bedazzle your senses.
With the towering Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, the Godâ€™s Country stands out as one of the most serene escapades in the travel diaries. From the tranquil backwaters to the undulating hills of Munnar, Kerala is truly a travelerâ€™s paradise.
Each and every year tourists flock in to explore the magnificent gems of this southern Indian state. Kerala is bestowed with its rich cultural history and is known for its celebrated status of a spice trade center that has been explored by foreigners since time immemorial.
But one thing that has made Kerala the queen of destinations is its booming spa resorts, which open the doors to a relaxing ancient therapy of Ayurveda. And of course, the health tourism destination for the world travelers!
These spa resorts are located in the most serene locales, where people can indulge in massage therapy while relaxing in the quaint laps of nature. These spa resorts are built keeping in the traditional architecture of Kerala in mind.
The visitors here are greeted with an authentic decor of large doors and windows carved in traditional fashion, overlooking a panoramic view of sun-kissed beaches or lush green meadows. These spa resorts offer an excellent staycation far from the maddening crowd and the hustle and bustle of city life.
Each spa resort is conducive to a peaceful aura reminiscent of the ancient Theravada houses of Kerala, radiating a mystic charm.
In Kerala health tourism, guests are treated with great hospitality and care in addition to enjoying the signature line of spas, recognized by the govt. of India. A positive energy radiates all across this, which is further enhanced in combination with the yoga and ayurvedic massage therapy, giving you an ethereal feel.
These ayurvedic retreat centers give you an opportunity to find respite in the arms of nature and rejuvenate yourself, with a lingering freshness of body, mind, and soul.
Experience ultimate luxury in the spacious cottages that serve you home cooked scrumptious food and lavished interior to chill out. Let us take a look at some of the tempting ayurvedic massages that can rekindle your spirit!
Pizhichil (oil bath)
In this treatment, lukewarm herbal oil is applied all over the body by two to four trained masseurs in a special rhythmic way continuously for a period of 7 to 21 days. This is helpful for nervous and rheumatic disorders.
Navarakizhi (Rice bundle massage)
In this treatment, the entire body is massaged with the help of rice tied in a muslin cloth. This treatment is meant for blood pressure and cholesterol.
In this process, the body gets a massage with some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk,that is applied on the forehead in a special method. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, mental tension, etc.
Certain lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head. This treatment is useful for facial paralysis, dryness of nostrils, mouth, and throat, severe headaches, etc.
Ilakizhi (leaf bundle massage)
Herbal leaves and herbs or herbal powders are applied to the whole body in bundles with hot medicated oils
Along with the ayurvedic spa therapy, your Kerala health trip encloses a visit to some of the exciting tourist attractions like the Guruvayur temple, the Periyar elephant sanctuary, the sprawling tea estate at Munnar or an adventurous speed boat cruise at the refreshing backwaters.
Health tourism is a special vacationÂ treat for travelers accompanied by free airport drop and pick up, free wifi, swimming pool, speed boat cruise and also a smooth ride to some of the scenic and eye-popping tourist attractions. A help desk is always at your service to sort out the best package for your vacation to be a memorable one!
(c) Puloma Banerjee