Ayurveda is an ancient medical science that is believed to have been in existence since many millennia. When translated, the word ‘Ayurveda’ literally translates into the ‘Science of Life’ (with Ayur meaning ‘Life’ and Veda meaning ‘Science”). This discipline of medicine is believed to have evolved over thousands of years ago and handed down to humans from the Gods themselves.
The ancient treatises of Atharva Veda which dates back five thousand years are believed to be the backbone of this ancient discipline from which modern-day Ayurveda has evolved. The ancient scripts left behind by the sages of yore clearly mention ways to maintain health and fight diseases through the use of ayurvedic massages, therapies, diet control, herbs and exercise.
Kerala is irrevocably bound with the very essence of Ayurveda. The local indigenes have a non-detachable tradition of preferring ayurvedic treatment for most ailments over allopathic (English) treatments. The legacy of Ayurveda was practiced by eight families of ‘vaidyas’ (traditional practitioners of Ayurveda) and their followers who took care of the health needs of the entire state for hundreds of years. While many other states in India practice this discipline too, Kerala is the only state in the country where Ayurveda isn’t considered as an alternative treatment but is part of the mainstream treatment itself.
With an increasing number of people from all over the world turning towards ayurvedic treatments as against allopathic medicines which do come with their own side-effects, the Vaidyas of Kerala has the task of explaining the theories of ayurvedic treatment and creating contemporary protocols to treat non-indigenes over a limited period of time.
God’s own country, Kerala, is a popular tourism hub for both domestic and international holidaymakers with many of these visitors incorporating Ayurveda treatments within their holiday itinerary. As a result, most well-known holiday resorts employ the services of Ayurveda Vaidyas and provide a section dedicated to ayurvedic rejuvenation spas and holistic treatments. The Raviz chain of resorts offers this unique opportunity to its esteemed guests to avail of ayurvedic treatments too. Here, you not only get access to excellent advice and herbal medications for lingering ailments but also have the luxury of rejuvenating massages and internal detox diets so that you go back home fully revitalized, both on the inside and the outside!
Such ayurvedic facilities are available at The Raviz Ashtamudi, an idyllic resort located on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam. The scenic Raviz Kovalam resort located on the famous Kovalam beach also offers this facility along with The Raviz Kadavu and The Raviz Calicut in Kozhikode city, Kerala.