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One of the best eco-friendly resorts in Kovalam, ISIS Lakshmi Ayurveda Retreat is known for offering memorable stay to the guests, away from the city chaos. The property has spacious well-equipped villas and rooms, which are filled with world-class comforts and have traditional décor. At the on-site restaurant, à la carte and special Ayurveda meals are prepared.
At the Ayurveda Center of the retreat several Ayurveda therapies and treatments are offered to treat innumerable physical and mental ailments such as allergies, asthma, urinary disorder, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, nervous disorders, heart problems and more. Yoga and meditation sessions are also offered to bring harmony in all the senses. The guests are offered expert advice as per their requirement.
The center, offering holistic healing, here is 'Olive Certified' by the Department Of Tourism, Government of Kerala. It comprises of diagnosis of dosha or problem, internal and external treatment, diet routine and follow up.
The center with complete infrastructure has fully-equipped and clean treatment room. The medical treatments are done by expert doctors, and friendly male as well as female therapists. Skype and emails are used for regular follow-up. Classes are given on Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Ayurvedic treatment procedures at Anandlakshmi Retreat in Kovalam initiates with the introductory treatments that lead to the five- fold treatment of Panchkarma to deal with a number of mental and physical ailments. Following are the treatments offered here:
A full body massage using medicated oil rejuvenates skin, motivates tissues, looks up for impurities in the body, and increases the flexibility of joints and muscles. The other benefits include good sleep, body nourishment, relief from fatigue, immunity booster, body rejuvenator, resistance from viruses and so on.
This therapy involves pouring of medicated butter milk, herbal oils, medicated milk etc. on a particular point of forehead for a span of 30 min. It treats stress, lack of vitality, neuro-disorder, insomnia, reduces stiffness and so on.
A powder (choornam) comprising of Ayurveda herbs, and special medicated leaves, is rubbed on the body during a synchronized massaging, offering relief from dullness, increases the supply and flow of blood, tones the muscles, reduces excessive fat, softens and nourishes the skin, increases natural elasticity, treats issues like paralysis, diabetes and so on.
This therapy involves injecting medicated oil/herbal decoctions or some kind of liquid herbal preparations into the rectum. This therapy eradicates Vata dosha, cleanses the body, removes toxins from the digestive tract through bowels, relives chronic fever, kidney stone, sexual disorders, heart pain, neck pain and so on.
During this therapy, lukewarm medicated herbal oil is poured all over the body for treating various kinds of issues such as rheumatic diseases (paralysis, arthritis, nervous weakness), blood pressure, convulsions, and offering vigor, and rejuvenations etc.
This therapy deals with issues such as rheumatic diseases, severe headaches, dryness of mouth, nostrils and throat, facial palsy, etc. During the treatment, a 10 inch high cylindrical leather cap with both open ends, is fixed in a certain position by using a cloth belt, which is 2 or 3 inches wide. It is tied around the head and black gram paste for filling the gaps. It is filled with medicated oil for half an hour.
Special warm medicated oil is kept on the lower back for 30-45 minutes, in order to treat lumbago, disc prolapses, herniation, low back pain dislocation, degenerative vertebral diseases, and so on.
The whole body is massaged with medicated herbal oil, with boluses of Navara in different poses. Navara is a special variety of rice that has to be stored for at least one year before using it. This rice is then cooked along with milk in medical mixtures and converted into a pudding, which is then tied in muslin cloth. It treats polio, paralysis, dislocation of joints and bones, muscular atrophy and more.
Herbal juices/medicated oil are put through the nostrils for treating migraine, cleaning neck, head and sinus region, facial palsy, cervical spondylitis etc.
Medicated ghee is used for digestive, nourishing, and curative power of the patient by handling timing and dosage. One has to intake medicine empty stomach early morning. No exercise or sleep during the day is advised. Get yourself cleansed of body wastes and toxins, treats skin problems, digestive disorders, urinary disorders, chronic arthritis and so on.
In this therapy, ears are filled with medicated oil to strengthen the ears, and treat ear disorders, hearing problem, lubricating the ears, tinutitis etc.
Medicated ghee is applied on the orbits, 2 bony sockets on face holding eye balls, after placing a leak-proof retention rim made from black gram flour. This liquefied is placed there for a certain time and then drained. The area is then cleaned with wet cloth. This is a treatment for short and long sight, improving vision and brain functions, dealing with degenerative learning disorders etc.
Milk, herbal powders and herbal ghee is used to prepare a medicated herbal paste, which is then applied on the whole body or affected area for improving blood circulation, relieving aches, smoothening the skin, as well as treating eczema, skin diseases, gout, inflammatory issues and so on.
In this treatment, special steam chambers are used for administration of medicated steam in the whole body for around 15 minutes. This therapy cures obesity, rheumatic troubles, pain in the joins, cleanses the skin, improves blood circulation, tones the body and more.
Powdered roots of a number of herbal plants are fired with lemon cuts, rock salt and grated coconut, after which this mixture is tied in a muslin cloth boluses, which is again warmed, followed by soaking in herbal oil. The whole body is first massage with this, and one has to take a bath in warm water. This treatment balances tri dosha, clears toxins, along with curing paralysis, neuro-muscular and arthritis.
Get glowing and nourished skin using Ayurvedic face pack, which are made using vegetable and fruits extracts, and natural herbs. These packs also help in removing dark spots and wrinkles.
In Kabalam, gargling is done using herbal decoction or lukewarm medicated oil. In the case of gandoosham, herbal decoction/medicated oil is kept in the mouth for some time. These are treatments for facial palsy, and other oral illnesses, toning the facial muscles and so on.
A special decoction is poured and massaged in a rhythmic manner, all over the body for treating psoriasis, arthritis, frozen shoulder, and obesity.
One of the unique therapeutic procedures in Ayurveda, Panchkarma is used for brining harmony in doshas and eliminating disease-causing factors in the body. It is used in the case of seasonal imbalance and chronic diseases as well as to purify blood. The Panchakarma treatments include.
Yoga and Meditation sessions are held in the morning on a 100 sq. m. hexagon-shaped wooden deck, which offers the view of the Arabian Sea. Group classes are held daily and on request Individual classes and workshops can also be organized here.
The accommodation here comprises of Deluxe Villas and Deluxe Rooms, that come with a wide- front sliding glass door, which lead you to a capacious balcony from where the guests can savor the wonderful views of the Sea. The rooms and villas have fine furniture and other contemporary comforts such as soothing interior lights, attached bath with hot/cold water showers and so on. The décor is simply wonderful.
The villas here have front sliding glass door with huge private balcony and wonderful sea-view. The front garden comes with hanging cotton chairs and hammock. The conveniences in the villas include ceiling fans, thermos for the hot water, herbal shampoo and soap in the attached bathrooms, daily fresh towels and bed sheets, anti- mosquito window nets/ mosquito nets (on demand), ultrasonic anti- mosquito repellent, solar powered hot water and so on.
Elegant interior is the highlight of these rooms, which come with all the world-class facilities and amenities. Solar powered hot water in all rooms, ultrasonic anti- mosquito repellent, anti- mosquito window nets, thermos for the hot water, ceiling fans etc. The attached bathrooms come with herbal shampoo, daily fresh towels, soap and other toiletries.
Positioned adjacent to a natural bamboo plantation, the on-site restaurant is an open-space venue with no walls so that the cool breeze can come in and the guests can enjoy wonderful views of the sea. The restaurant has several Indian and multi-cuisine delicacies on the menu. Ayurveda diet as per an individual's need include Indian, Mediterranean and special Kerala thali. The chefs take special care of the hygiene and use freshest of ingredients for preparing meals. (NOTE: Consumption of alcohol and smoking are not allowed in the resort.)
Founded in India around 5000 years ago, Ayurveda is an Indian science of holistic healing. It works towards physical, mental and spiritual balancing to keep all the ailments away. It goes to the root cause of the disease and tries to deal with it. It works on the basis that every individual works on the balance between Vatha, Pitta, and Kapha. If any imbalance occurs, the individual faces physical or mental problem. Ayurveda uses treatments and therapies to promote wholesome wellness.
The best time to visit Kovalam is between the months of September and March. To get the best results of Ayurveda services at Ayurveda Retreat Kovalam, visit at this time.
The retreat is located in Kovalam, which is well –connected to all the important nearby destinations through all the modes of transport.
The nearest airport to Kovalam is the Trivandrum International Airport, which is connected to all the important destinations of India and World through regular flights.
Trivandrum Railway Station is nearest railway station to Kovalam, which is connected to all the important cities of the country via regular flights.
Kovalam is connected to all the important cities located around it through a good network of road. Public and private bus play regularly from and to nearby cities and towns. You can also rent a cab or opt for self-drive.