Dr Mathai's International Holistic Center

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Ayurveda Treatment Centre
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Working Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

About Dr Mathai's International Holistic Center

Soukya International Holistic Center is a World’s First Holistic Health Centre, a family-run organization founded in 2002 and headed by Dr. Issac Mathai M.D., a holistic physician who is an internationally renowned holistic health consultant. Soukya Ayurveda Retreat is a residential medical institute that offers the most authentic and genuine Ayurveda treatments delivered by 4th generation Ayurvedic doctors.
Soukya Bengaluru has its own herb garden where they grow over 300 medicinal plants & herbs which are the key ingredients of oils and medicines made in house. Soukya Ayurveda Retreat is India's 1st NABH Accredited AYUSH Hospital since 2012. Soukya Ayurveda retreat centre has won multiple awards such as ‘Best of India Place for Nature Cure’ by India Today in 2006, Prestigious ‘Best Wellness Centre’ by National Tourism Awards 2008-2009 in 2010. Soukya Bengaluru is also the Winner of the ‘Best Indian Holistic Health Resort’.

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Packages (32)

1. Ayurvedic Abhyanga(massage)

soukya bengaluru The Ayurvedic doctor selects the ayurvedic oils based on your body type which is used in the massage. In addition to the beneficial effects of massage which reduces stress, improves circulation and relaxes taut muscles, these ayurvedic oils have a rejuvenating effect as they also help eliminate impurities. They also reduce hair-loss and dandruff, condition the scalp, and improve sleep and eyesight. This kind of oleation serves as an absolute preventive measure against many ailments related to the Vata dosha. The massage is more effective when done by 2 therapists. There is a lot of oil used in the massage and these massages are done man-man and woman-woman only

2. Padhabhyanga

It is the massage of the legs below the knees which improves circulation to the extremities, is beneficial for diabetics, increases joint mobility and muscle tightness and is useful in destressing. Shirodhara a continuous stream of oil is gently swayed on the forehead to relax the nervous system at SOUKYA wellness resort in Bangalore, India

3. Shirodhara

Shiro means head and dhara is a steady flow of warm ayurvedic oil which is specially selected by the ayurvedic doctor. Dhara can also be done with other ingredients like buttermilk, but they are specifically chosen as per the condition. Shirodhara involves a continuous stream of oil that is gently swayed on the forehead which completely relaxes the nervous system and calms the mind. It is very beneficial in conditions like hypertension, anxiety, insomnia and psychiatric problems and also is effective for paralysis, senile dementia and other neurological disorders and improves the memory as well.

4. Ellakizhi

Finely chopped herbal leaves and herbal powders are warmed in medicated oil and bundled in a poultice which is used for the fomentation massage. In cases of rheumatism and other diseases, fomentation in the affected area brings great relief. Ellakizhi promotes better circulation, relieves stress, and treats osteo-arthritis. It is also ministered to those with spondylosis and sports injuries resulting from soft tissue inflammations and joint pains.

5. Ayurvedic Udvartanam

This specialised massage uses ayurvedic powders or churnas to help reduce obesity, impart mobility to the joints and strengthen muscles. The most promising benefit is an all over slimming and toning effect on the body.

6. Choornaswedam

A linen bag filled with churna (medicated powder) is used for fomentation, the duration of which varies according to disease conditions. This is effective for ailments due to Vata and Kapha disorders as it produces a therapeutic sweat, which relieves neurological disorders, rheumatism and arthritis.

7. Nethra Tharpanam

This is a special Ayurvedic treatment to set right the degenerative changes in the retina and lens of the eyes, to strengthen the optic nerve, ciliary muscles, and to correct the refractive errors in diabetic retinopathy, etc.

8. Thalam

Application of medicated paste on the crown of the head is called Thalam. Thalams are of various types according to the nature of the ailment.

9. Pichu

This is a palliative treatment for ailments in the head region. It is good for diseases affecting the cranial nerves due to Vata disorders. The treatment is named after the folded piece of cloth used to cover the crown called the pichu

10. Ksheera Dooma

This is a traditional Kerala Ayurvedic treatment meant for disorders of facial nerve and different neurological disorders of facial muscles. This is very important in treating facial palsy.

11. Kati Vasti

This is a special ayurvedic treatment for lower backache or sciatica of different etiology. Warm ayurvedic oil is held on affected area on the lumbosacral region.

12. Greva Vasti

This is a special ayurvedic treatment for different kinds of neck complaints including cervical spondylitis, I.V. disc prolapses, arthrosis, etc.

13. Janu Vasti

This is a special ayurvedic treatment for the knee joint conditions like arthritis, tendon injuries, sprain, etc.

14. Hrud Vasti

This is a special ayurvedic treatment for a variety of heart diseases including angina pectoris,

15. Ayurvedic Fruit/vegetable Face Pack

soukya bengaluru This treatment includes procedures like cleansing, massage, herbal steam, gentle scrub, nutrifiying packs, toning, rejuvenating and moisturizing. This is done with combination of ayurvedic herbs based on the constitution, and fresh fruits and vegetables according to skin types. This nourishes the skin by providing vitamins and minerals and rejuvenating the pores. The pack heals and lightens scars, evens out the color tone, soothes and moisturizes the skin and makes the skin soft and supple. It also stimulates the deepest layer of the skin to make healthy new growth.

16. Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage

This exotic massage is a signature treatment of SOUKYA, the special protocol being developed here. After application of the ayurvedic oil based on your body type, the hot lava stones are used to massage your body. Excellent for tired and aching muscles and to destress the body making you feel lighter than ever. It relieves spasms of the muscles by improving the circulation. It also tones the muscles, relaxes the nerves, helps mobilize fat in a mild way and removes the stiffness from the joints and improves posture.

17. Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage

soukya bengaluru An intensive treatment that works on neuro muscular tissues, strengthens the nervous system and tones the body. The strong and vigorous massages with deep pressure used in the strokes helps the very stressed body and also helps in weight loss. It tones the muscles and helps to get rid off deep seated toxins.

18. Pizhichal

Pizhi' means 'Squeezing' and 'Chil' means 'Vigorous movement.' It is a procedure of squeezing large quantities of warm medicated oil all over the body with one hand and massaging with the other hand. When administered many times in succession is found to alleviate pains and is very invigorating. This is a unique contribution of Kerala. It has also been proved to be highly effective on its own for treating diseases caused due to vitiation of the Vata humour, especially hemiplegia, paralysis, muscle spasms and other degenerative diseases affecting the muscles. This massage protects you from illnesses and builds up your immunity for a healthy life. It is very useful for rheumatic diseases, sexual weakness, blood pressure, nerve weakness and helps to arrest the ageing process.

19. Navarakizhi/shastika Shali Pinda Sweda

A bolus of Navara or Shastika rice cooked with milk and herbal decoctions is made into a fist-sized bundle called a kizhi which is used for fomentation. This is done after the application of medicated oil over the whole body and this induces a sweat. It has its proven efficacy and indicated in muscular disorders, neurological anomalies from paralysis to neuralgias, emaciation, and blood related disorders. This in healthy individuals gives a sedation effect, improves blood circulations and metabolism, makes body feels lighter and relaxed. It makes skin soft and gives special luster and glow. It is used not only as part of Panchakarma but also as an effective treatment for many diseases due to Vata disorders. This strengthening formulation helps combat neurological disorders, rheumatism, arthritis, and malnutrition of limbs.

20. Shirolepam

This is the application of herbal preparations in paste over the hairy part of the head for 30 to 60 minutes. Ingredients of the paste vary according to the nature of the ailment. This is helpful in treating sleep disorders, headache, herriplegia, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, hair falling, premature graying, dandruff, etc.

21. Avagaha Swedam

soukya bengaluru It is a kind of immersion bath where the patient is made to sweat while sitting in a tub filled with a specific warm medical decoction for the whole body or different parts of the body like the hips or feet. This is good for rheumatism, painful urination, hernia, lower backache, arthritis, etc

22. Special Ayurvedic Face Pack

An exotic facial using fresh, natural beauty enhancing herbs like milk cream, curd, mint, honey, turmeric and various other ayurvedic herbs. The fresh herbs rejuvenate the skin and the aromas relax the mind. It also helps remove scars, improves the complexion and it soothes and moisturizes the skin.

23. Ayurvedic And Dead Sea Face Pack

soukya bengaluru A complete facial procedure using a combination of ayurvedic herbs and the highly nourishing and detoxifying mud from the Dead Sea. The high mineral content of the mud is what makes it so effective in detoxifying and rejuvenating the skin by improving the flow of nutrients to the skin surface.

24. Shudha - Detoxification

Unless the toxins that get harboured in our body at every level are released, a fit and healthy lifestyle is impossible. We help cleanse the body with special Ayurvedic cleansing treatments, deep cleansing mud packs, naturopathic hydrowashes and herbal packs.

25. Shareera - Weight Loss

A practical diet programme combined with Special Ayurvedic weight loss treatments, specific yogic exercises and weight reducing hydrotherapy treatments. The package is individually designed to help lose weight. (Note: A holistic health evaluation may be needed in some cases)

26. Sundar - Anti- Ageing

Our Special Ayurvedic formula addresses the ageing process in a most profound way. Our experience so far with guests has also included the revival of senses that were once lost ! Such is the impact of the treatment that includes the best of Ayurvedic and Naturopathic protocols which include revitalising hydrotherapies, mud and herbal packs.

27. Santosha - Detoxification & Rejuvenation

This addresses both the cleansing and revitalising of the body through special ayurvedic protocols, different kind of packs, hydrowashes, Reflexology and Acupressure.

28. Panchakarma

This ancient, authentic, time tested treatment is highly recommended annually for those above 40 and biannually for those above 60. This Special Rejuvenation protocol cleanses and revitalises the body to a new state of health.

29. Panchakarma

This ancient, authentic, time tested treatment is highly recommended annually for those above 40 and biannually for those above 60. This Special Rejuvenation protocol cleanses and revitalises the body to a new state of health.

30. Swaad - Ayurvedic Special

This is for those who would like to experience what an Ayurvedic treatment would be like. This package offers a full body Ayurvedic massage done by 2 therapists simultaneously (also referred to as the 4 hand massage) and Shirodhara.

31. Sukha - Destress

Ultimately stress management is self management. Our treatment include our Signature Ayurvedic Hot Stone massage, Reflexology, Acupressure, Yoga, Meditation, special ayurvedic and naturopathic treatments for distressing, refreshing packs and soothing hydro-therapy treatments. (Note: A holistic health evaluation may be needed)

32. Shakthi - Rejuvenation

Our unique revitalising programme will instill in the body a new zest for life. This is achieved through our specially designed Ayurvedic revitalising treatments, mud packs, Reflexology and Acupressure.

List of services, treatments, health care programmes offered

Soukya International Holistic Center offers the following services:

1- Wellness Packages

2- Ayurveda Treatments

3- Ayurveda Retreat

4- Ayurveda Panchakarma



Soukya Ayurveda Retreat offers 5 types of accommodation during the retreat.

  1. Delux Room 
  2. Deluxe Special Room
  3. Super Deluxe
  4. Super Deluxe Special
  5. Suites 


In Soukya Ayurveda Retreat a long-term dietary plan is created by the Doctors, Nutritionists & the Culinary team and served to each guest, based on their Ayurvedic body-type and lifestyle, to sustain the health benefits gained at the centre. Soukya International Holistic Center serves Sattvic food, which creates positive vibrations in the body and contributes to a pure and calm mind which is central to the concept of a healthy lifestyle in Indian philosophy. Soukya International Holistic Center's balanced, personalised, healthy, organic, vegetarian cuisine is based on the principles of low fat, low salt, and low spice. 

How to Get There

Soukya International Holistic Center spread across 30 acres of beautifully cultivated land in the countryside east of Bengaluru, Samethanahalli less than half an hour from the airport.

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Dr Mathai's International Holistic Center Reviews

4(590 reviews)

- Ms. Bindoo Purnaiya (India)

"It was an excellent experience. I particularly appreciated highly personalised care and the sustained interest of every one."

- Ms. Hema Srinivas (US) July

"The experience was wonderful. I was happy and excited loosing some stubborn weight. I know the centre has made a real difference in my life."

- Mrs. Kamalini Rammohan (Australia)

"The whole programme was excellent. Everybody took great care of us. Will do all that has been taught to us. All the best to every body here."

- Mrs. Jamuna Rao Varghese (Singapore)

"It’s great to find a place, which has most of the alternative therapies under one roof. The staff here are very good. Overall an excellent place. All the very best to the centre and everyone."

- Mrs. Shoba Verghese (Singapore)

"Absolutely fabulous to have all these alternative treatments in one centre. The staff is excellent and the treatment all great. I loved all the pampering I got here for the two weeks I was here and thrilled about my weight loss and inch loss. I wish the centre good luck and success in the future. Thanks to every one."

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