Surya Lanka Ayurveda Resort was established in 1995 – one of the first Ayurveda hotels in Sri Lanka to cater exclusively to Ayurveda and Yoga guests. It offers the most authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, where guests can choose between the Ayurveda Light program, the Ayurveda Intensive program or the Ayurveda Healing program. It is recognised for its comprehensive, authentic Ayurveda treatment as well as for its exceptional care and generous hospitality. As a guest you will experience a holistic approach to Ayurveda, the warmth of the people, the beautiful sandy beach, the coconut palm gardens and an array of activities on offer.
Situated on one of the most picturesque beaches in the country, it is an oasis of relaxation for those guests looking for the the perfect Ayurveda Hotel to refresh their mind and body. In addition to the stunning beach-side location Surya Lanka also has two large palm fringed gardens, where guests relax in between treatments. There are also weekly organised activities such as Yoga, Afternoon Excursions, Panchakarma lectures and Botanical tours of the gardens. Add to this a well organised Ayurveda Centre, monitored by a highly professional and attentive team of Doctors – which makes Surya Lanka Ayurveda Resort a recognised leader in the field of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka.
For more than 24 years, Surya Lanka has been synonymous with authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, and our Ayurveda standard has been held in high esteem amongst our many repeat guests. The Ayurveda centre is run by an experienced, competent and particularly sensitive team of doctors and therapists. The doctors are graduates with many years of practical experience both at home and abroad, who have been specially trained in our Ayurveda system – a program of treatments which carefully follow the original Panchakarma traditions. Every guest is different, and as such the Doctors conscientiously select the treatments and therapies that would provide an optimal result to each guest. Similarly, therapists have been hand picked from among the best in Sri Lanka – many have been at Surya Lanka for over 15 years. All therapists have been trained in-house, and receive regular training at our Ayurveda centre. As a result, Ayurveda has been successfully developed at into a highly effective and respected medical system for guests seeking holistic well-being.
Single masseur massage of the body whose therapeutic benefits include improved blood circulation and skin lustre; combats sleeplessness and fatigue.
Medicated oil or ghee is kept over the eye within a herbal paste boundary. This treatment improves the eyesight and strengthens both the internal and external ocular muscles.
This form of external basti particularly benefits muscle spasm, rigidity and tension of muscles. It also strengthens the bone tissue.
Specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the lower back within a herbal paste boundary. Effective for back pain and spinal disorders.
Nasal administration of medicines affecting head, neck and chest disorders such as certain types of headaches, paralysis, mental disorders, some types of skin disease. Dietary restrictions ensure this treatment is fully effective.
Treatment whereby oil is retained over the affected site by an oil-soaked cotton sheath. Usually of 20 minutes duration. Effective for muscle spasm; muscle or joint pains / tension; rigidity of muscles or joints.
Keeping medicated oil or paste on the head with the aid of a special cap. Particularly effective for headaches, migraine, mental stress and insomnia, dryness of nostrils, mouth & throat.
Warm oil poured in a continuous flow to the forehead. Indicated for headaches, sleeping problems, depression, loss of memory, mental tension.
Preparation for virechena, whereby sesame oil / ghee (or other) is taken orally over a number of days to prepare for purgation. Without this preparation, virechena cannot be complete and might even result in complications for the patient.
Body massage by 02 people in simultaneous movement and pressure. Synchro-massage has similar therapeutic benefits as abhyanga.
Specially prepared warm medicated oil is kept over the anterior chest area within a herbal paste boundary. Effective for bronchial asthma and other respiratory tract diseases.
Therapeutic vomiting whereby toxic substances are removed from the stomach. Indicated for bronchial asthma, sinusitis and skin diseases.
Medicated enema centred on the large intestine and vata disorders. At Surya Lanka, this treatment is administered by doctors only and is indicated for arthritis, gastric complaints, rheumatism and chronic constipation.
Preceded by snehanam (internal oleation) plus oil and steam, this is medicine induced purgation, centred on the small intestines, affecting pitta disorders. This treatment is supported by a special diet.
Ayurveda (translated as “holistic knowledge of life”) incorporates a scientific system of medicine aimed at restoring total well-being through cleansing and rejuvenation – Panchakarma. This classical method of detoxification removes the cause of an illness and corrects the imbalance of the 3 bio-energies of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
There are five procedures which constitute panchakarma; – Vamana (therapeutic vomiting), Virechena; Vasti (basti) and rakthamakshan (blood-letting, not practised at Surya Lanka). The sequence of treatments is organized according to the ayurvedic principles of –
It is important that a panchakarma cure is administered in these 3 stages as prescribed in the classical texts on Ayurveda. A few massages given in a haphazard way or treatments such as virechena given without the necessary pre-preparation of snehanam does not give a complete detoxification and could even result in unpleasant side-effects.
At Surya Lanka we practice classic, authentic Panchakarma in Sri Lanka. We offer 3 levels of Panchakarma cure. Each level is comprehensive, result oriented; responsive to each guest’s needs and individual medical condition; administered by a team of highly professional, caring doctors and therapists.
ARRIVAL Colombo Airport (CMB), about 220 km, INFO visa / health requirements on request