Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts in Sri Lanka
In need of a restorative getaway? Look no further than Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts in Sri Lanka!
Originating some 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda, “the science of life”, is one of the oldest forms of scientific medicine and is based on the philosophy of detoxification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda treats the body, mind and spirit as a single entity, understanding that the mind and body affect each other and so need to work together in order to overcome illness. It has two main aims: to treat the cause and symptoms of illnesses that have already manifested and to help strengthen the immune system and maintain good overall health.
Barberyn Reef Resort is an award-winning family run business founded in 1968 by Sudana Rodrigo. Known for being the first health resort in Sri Lanka to offer authentic Ayurveda treatments to Western audiences, it's success led to the opening of their resort, Barberyn Beach in 2003 and Barberyn Sands in 2017. The core philosophy of the resorts is to promote authentic Ayurveda, yoga and spiritual enrichment.
Ayurveda at Barberyn
All Barberyn resorts have in-house Ayurvedic health centres. The team consists of resident Ayurvedic doctors, physicians, therapists, dieticians, and visiting specialists. The health centres prepare their own Ayurvedic medicines and oils for the guests.
On arrival, guests visit the health centre for a consultation and diagnoses with the Ayurvedic doctor who creates an individual programme of treatments for each guest consisting of oil, herbal massages, herbal baths, herbal medicines and liqueurs, as well as an individual diet for the period of their stay at Barberyn.
A healthy diet is an integral part of Ayurveda. At Barberyn, each meal provides various examples of all the Ayurvedic food taste categories that influence our bodies' energy – sweet, salty, spicy, hot, cold and bitter. There is a trained Ayurvedic dietician on hand at every meal to advise guests on the foods to take and avoid according to their prescribed treatments.
Barberyn encourages self-awareness and spiritual development of its guests offering yoga, Tai Chi and meditation classes. There are no TVs in the rooms to encourage guests to self-reflect and create a tranquil environment. There is a library at the resort with a wide selection of books. The resorts also organise regular sightseeing trips to the surrounding countryside for guests.
With all the advantages of a resort hotel and the facilities of a professional Ayurvedic health center, this is one holiday hot-spot you don't want to miss!