Sri Lanka is quietly becoming a hub for tourists and business travelers who are looking for a short break to detox and rejuvenate before they get back into their fast paced lives. Sri Lanka Ayurveda spas as well as wellness spas provide guests with the opportunity to get away from the rest of the world, clear their minds and help cleanse their ‘insides’ with specially selected range of food and beverage. Wellness marketing has become quite a trend across the world, with a majority of visitors from Europe, Scandinavia and the Americas travelling towards Asia in search of therapies and treatments to treat their maladies. These complaints are more often than not work related and acerbated by sedentary lifestyles and stressful workloads. While most of Asia’s wellness resorts are rather exorbitantly priced, Sri Lanka does have a better handle on value for money as well as a comprehensive number of variable treatments that can be tailor-made to suit ones budget and requirement. Sri Lanka is one of the best places on earth to enjoy traditional Ayurveda treatments and also has the perfect climate for detoxing and wellness programs. The island is rich with indigenous herbs and trees that provide leaves, bark and flowers that are of immense medicinal benefit to the work-worn bodies of those that live in extremely fast paced environments. Raw food programs, juice and herbal drinks coupled with meditation, yoga and several relaxing massages a day are not only heavenly was to relax and unwind, they are also essential for good health and are sure to ensure better productivity in work places. This concept is so well understood by many blue-chip companies who now reward their star personnel with complimentary ‘wellness vacations’. The organization understands that this is a successful way of making sure staff are well rewarded as well as have them return rejuvenated and fresh to face new challenges! A lot of Sri Lanka Hotels will provide you with Ayurveda treatments, professional spa treatments, foot rubs, massage and also beauty treatment. However, there are specialized places that one can visit that are not too pricey and will facilitate a proper 2-3 day detox. Most Sri Lankan Resorts now carry a variety of toned down wellness programs, but there are a few that are completely sold on the basis of their full attention to rejuvenation, detox and a healthy lifestyle. They provide far more comprehensive 7 – 21 day programs that will have the prerequisite yoga and meditation rituals as well as pay attention to physical fitness, multiple types of massages and cleansing diets. The added advantage of hiking excursions to explore the surrounding region is also a part of the package. In addition, guests can attend lifestyle workshops that would help one maintain the positive changes that have begun in their bodies and would assist in achieving mindfulness and rejuvenation. We are always on the look-out for new and interesting places to take you to in Sri Lanka. Drop us an email if you are interested in travelling with us.
George Ajith Perera Go Travel – (03) 8788 5152 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gotravelclub.com.au