Ayurveda, means the science of healthy living, derives its name from the Sanskrit words, AYUSH (LIFE) and VEDA (KNOWLEDGE). It looks at healing in a holistic fashion. The physical treatment has overtones of philosophical and psychological approaches too. Any ailment in the body is viewed as a result of a combination of factors with special reference to the components of diet. It is here that Ayurveda recognizes that each individual is different and so treatment too should be customized. The Ayurvedic principles are found in detail in Atharva Veda, one of the four Vedas of Hinduism.
Ayurveda and India share an age-old relationship. Ayurveda has been practiced in India for centuries. The word 'Ayurveda' means 'knowledge of life'. If you are on spa holidays in India, then make sure you experience holistic ayurvedic therapies. These therapies not only help you physically but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Almost as relaxing as Spas of the West, there has been an increasing demand for the combined comfort of Spas and benefits of Ayurveda. This has resulted in specialized Ayurveda tour packages for people.
So, there is an increased demand for spa holidays in order to gain the benefits of ayurveda. There are traditional Kerala ayurvedic health resorts that have been increasingly gaining fame and popularity along with various other ayurveda & Spa centers that have come up all over India. There are aromatic oil massages; clay and herb treatments and various other treatments are based on the natural products and principles of ayurveda. Spa Ayurveda in India gives you the assurance that ayurveda therapies in India will enhance your overall personality.
During the 500 years of foreign domination of India, Ayurveda was held in ridicule, and it withered. But the invincible spirit of this life science survived and thrived. Today, Ayurveda has caught the attention of the people the world over - both laymen and professionals.
The major credit for reviving and spreading the message of Ayurveda in the 20th century goes to the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala and its founder Vaidyaratnam P. S. Varier. Called the 'Saviour of Ayurveda in the South', he was the first man in South India to organise the treatment of patients under the Ayurvedic system. He pioneered the production of Ayurvedic medicines on modern lines, and ensured that Ayurveda occupied its rightful place among the country's major medical systems.
Inspired by the zeal, vision and human compassion of its great founder, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala carried on with its noble mission. It sailed smoothly through two World Wars, the Great Depression of the thirties and several natural calamities and political upheavals. Today, it has grown into a mighty organisation unparalleled in South India.