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If you are keen to experience the benefits of Ayurveda or intend to be treated for specific health conditions like Arthritis, Sciatica, spondylosis, various skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema etc, nervous system disorders, and respiratory tract disorders, this program is for you.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or double room at the Santani Wellness Resort and Spa. The options include a single or twin room with stylish and utterly comfortable interiors that are deliberately minimal. As in ancient Buddhist meditation caves in the mountains surrounding Santani, this lack of distraction allows you to focus your mind solely on slowing it down.
To further support your efforts to reset, the Ambalamas do not have televisions. While digital detox is a key component of the Santani experience, there is no in-room Wi-Fi connection. Approximately 16 stand-alone, single-bedrooms each extending to a balcony are available and they are approximately 500 square feet. These can accommodate two people only. Each stylish, elevated room faces into the surrounding jungle valley and the stunning mountains beyond.
Each room features up-cycled rubber wood lounge chairs, recycled teakwood safari chairs on the balcony, extra large pillows, high thread count sheets, complimentary minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, personal safe, and two closets.
During this retreat, you will experience prescribed Ayurvedic treatments for general wellbeing and your specific Dosha conditioning. The goal of this retreat is to bring the benefits of a fully customized curative or preventative Ayurvedic treatment regime to your specific health conditions like arthritis, sciatica, spondylosis, various skin conditions (including psoriasis and eczema), nervous system disorders, and respiratory tract disorders.
All would be personalized based on individual needs after a wellness consultation with the resort doctor, Dr. Sooraj Ravi.
During this retreat, you will enjoy guided hiking and mountain biking.
Dr. Sooraj Ravi
Dr. Ravi is the head of wellness and resident Ayurveda consultant at Santani. He is an Ayurveda doctor and a health and well being expert. His expertise encompass wellness, spa, and beauty treatments honed over a 10-year career in some of the world’s best spa resorts, such as the Four Seasons in the Maldives, Leela Palaces, and Aveda Spa in India. He has professional experiences in many countries including Maldives, India, China, and Greece. Apart from qualifications in Ayurveda, Dr. Ravi is trained in various wellness and fitness practices such as yoga, massage therapies, nutrition.
This retreat will take place at the Santani Wellness Resort & Spa in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Santani is situated just an hour's ride from the historic and sacred city of Kandy. Surrounded by endless natural beauty of the Aratenna Estate, Santani adorns 48 acres of sheer bliss in a small village settlement of Werapitiya. Accessible via the well-maintained Kandy - Mahiyanagana Road and the Werapitiya road. Santani commands stunning views and absolute tranquility.
The area of Kandy where Santani is located embodies Sri Lanka’s legendary beauty in its lush greenery, gently undulating landscapes and whooshing rivers. As in the past, Kandy is the spiritual center of Sri Lanka, home to one of the most sacred relic in Buddhist culture as well as the Kandy Perahera, one of the world’s most extravagant pageants with over 100 adorned elephants and thousands of artists parading through the streets of Kandy every August.
This retreat includes personalized dining experiences per day. Santani’s modern approach to the traditional Sri Lanka Ayurveda diet comprises fresh foods representing the six Ayurvedic tastes – sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter, and astringent. This time proven practice ensures that all major nutrients are included, and prioritized according to your Ayurvedic body type known as the Doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Everyone is born with a unique balance of these Doshas; every activity and function of our mind and body is dependent upon the balanced or unbalanced state of their Doshas. This diet is designed to cleanse the body of impurities and thus rebalance the Doshas, encourages energy stimulation and calms the mind, which makes it a valuable tool in elevating mood, energy, and metabolism.
Apart from the wellness activities, it is recommended to hike on the multiple trails, bathe in the natural swimming pools of the river, enjoy mountain biking, or get your hands dirty in the organic farm and paddy-fields and visit the tea estate.
In addition, a day excursion to Kandy, the last kingdom and cultural capital of Sri Lanka, is an experience not to be missed. Wildlife safaris at the Wsgamuwa wildlife park or the Knuckles world heritage biosphere are a mere distance away. You can also golf at the best golf course in Sri Lanka, which is located a short distance away.
This retreat includes daily spa treatments with duration of 90 minutes at the Santani Spa. The treatments options are ranging from Abyangam, Shiro Dhara, Takra Dhara, Patra Pinda Swedana, Udwarthanam, Shashtika Pinda Swedanam, Dhanyamla Dhara, Karnapoornam, Tanlepanam, Mukhalepanam, Tharpanam, Pichu, Nasyam, Uro Vasthi, Sneha, or Kashaya Vasti.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Santani Wellness Resort and Spa will pick you up from the airport.
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