The island of Sri Lanka is one that has a remarkable culture and heritage. The country has a vibrant history of several millennia. Enriched by the rich traditions of the neighboring India, the culture of Sri Lanka also grew to be stronger and more distinct throughout the ages.
Ayurveda and ayurvedic practices which were introduced to Sri Lanka over 3000 years ago are still being used today. In fact it is believed that ancient Sinhalese are to be credited for introduction of concept of hospitals to world. In the ruins of Mihintale, an ancient hospital complex which is believed to have been built during the time of King Sena II (866-901 AC) is to be found. This is a fine example of the talent of the ancient Sinhalese ayurvedic practitioners.
Ayurvedic practices are increasing in popularity in the island. As more and more people are becoming aware of the health benefits that the practice renders. Unlike many forms of modern medicine, ayurvedic practices generally come with no side effects. The soothing rituals which combine the goodness of a number of precious herbs are cost effective too.
Ayurvedic body massages, ayurvedic steam baths and ayurvedic facial treatments are incredibly popular all over the island today. There are many great spas that you can visit to enjoy the healing and soothing benefits of these treatments. Get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you desire to obtain more information about these tropical havens of rest.