evolved as a system of medicine in India, around 600 BC. The system
stressed on the prevention of a disease in addition to treating an
This tradition of healthcare was followed closely across the entire country, and has been practised ever since.
Today, Ayurveda is a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of the body's humours to achieve the right balance.
Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole, making it the natural way to perfect health and harmony of life.
Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests with
a wealth of herbs and medicinal plants, and the cool monsoon season
starting from June to November are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and
In fact, today Kerala is the only State in India, which practices this system of medicine with absolute dedication. Monsoon is considered to be the ideal time for rejuvenation.
Ancient texts recommend monsoon to be the best season for Ayurveda regimens. The atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, opening the pores of the body to the maximum, making it most receptive to herbal oils and therapy.
Rejuvenation Therapy of Kerala :
'Rasayana Chikitsa' It tones up the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity. Increases 'Ojas' (Primary Vitality) and improves 'Sattva' (Mental Clarity) and thereby increases the resistance of the body.
Includes head and face massage with medicated oils and creams, body massage with herbal oil or powder, by hand and foot, intake of rejuvenate medicines and medicated steam bath. Herbal baths are also used.
Body Immunisation And Longevity Treatment:
'Kayakalpa Chikitsa' Prime treatment for retarding the aging process, arresting the degeneration of body cells and immunization of the system.
The treatment includes intake of 'Rasayana' (special Ayurvedic medicines and diet) and comprehensive body care programs. The program is most effective for either sex if undertaken before the age of 50.
'Sweda Karma' Medicated steam baths eliminate impurities from the body, improve the tone and complexion of the skin, reduce fat and are recommended for certain rheumatic diseases, particularly for pain.
Precious herbs and herbal leaves are boiled and the steam is passed over the entire body for 10 to 20 minutes daily. Hand massage with herbal oils or herbal powder improves blood circulation and tones up the muscles.
General Massage Therapy For Rejuvenation:
'Abhyanga' This total body massage with herbal oils tones up the skin and rejuvenates and strengthens all the tissues so as to achieve ideal health and longevity, strengthens the immune system, is beneficial for the eyes and gifts sound sleep. This is also a cure for rheumatism.