Bamboo Ayurvedic Spa

Ayurveda (meaning 'science of life' in Sanskrit) is a holistic system of medicine which originated in India 5000 years ago and has been practised in Sri Lanka for over 3000 years.  The basic Ayurvedic approach is to balance the mind, body and spirit through traditional techniques and treatments which promote health and prevent illness.  An Ayurvedic doctor views people as having a unique constitution and combination of life forces (known as Doshas) which determine their physical and psychological health and vulnerabilities.  A healthy balance between all these elements is maintained by using a personalised regime of cleansing practices, herbal medicines and massage.

Our resident Ayurvedic Doctor, Ranjith, completed his six-year study programme at the Ayurvedic University in Colombo and has 17 years' experience working with a wide variety of clients in Sri Lanka and Japan.  He speaks fluent English and Japanese. Ranjith will be delighted to explain the variety of herbs and spices contained in the oils and the treatments which he prepares himself on site.  We are also pleased to advise you that we can also offer female massage therapists on site but we do need 24 hours' notice please.

On your first visit to Bamboo Spa, Ranjith will consult with you regarding any health conditions, allergies or injuries which may affect your treatment.  

We are delighted to offer the following treatments:-

1. Head Massage with Herbal Oil (30 mins)

2. Head, Neck, Shoulder and Back Massage with Herbal Oil (45 mins)

3. Body Massage with Herbal Oil (60 mins)

4. Foot Massage with Herbal Oil (30 mins)

5.  Lower Limb Massage with Herbal Oil (30 mins)

6. Reflexology Foot Massage (Paada Abhyanga) (60 mins
Massage focussing on Marma (Ayurvedic pressure points) and reflexology points to relieve tension and pain throughout the body

7. Herbal Facial Treatment (45 mins)
A facial massage using specially-selected herbal oil followed by a medicinal facial pack
to improve the health and appearance of the skin

8. Shirodhara Treatment with Abhyanga (60 mins)
 A selected herbal oil is poured in a continuous stream onto the forehead from a suspended earthernware pot.  This classic treatment, which includes gentle pressure on the Marma
(Ayurvedic pressure points) helps to nourish the central nervous system thus calming the 
the body and relaxing the mind.

9. Saravangadhara Oil Treatment (45 mins)
Oil is poured on the whole body to enhance bodily functions and relieve overall stress.

10. Sambahana Full Body Massage (45 mins)
A complete body massage using selected medicinal oils.  Provides immense relief for 
fatigued muscles.

11. Full Body Massage with Herbal Bath (75 mins)
Sambahana followed by a relaxing herbal bath featuring a mixture of key Ayurvedic herbs.

12. Full Body Massage with Steam Box (90 mins)
Sambahana followed by treatment in the traditional steam box made from health-
enhancing margosa wood using freshly-picked herbal leaves as an infusion.  A classic 
Ayurvedic experience not to be missed!

Dr. Ranjith also offers a 30-minute general consultation plus Ayurvedic treatment recommendations.

Our Spa Menu showing prices is available in each of our rooms and at reception.  You can ask Ranjith, who is based in the Spa at Mango Villa, for advice at any time regarding any of the above treatments or any other health concerns which you may have.  Please make your appointment direct with Ranjith or at Reception.