ayurveda & yoga
Relax. Rejuvenate. Refresh.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal science has been recognized world over for helping treat the human mind, body and soul without any side effects. Literally meaning the Science of Life, Ayurveda places importance on balancing the three inherent bio-elements in a human body- Vata (air), Pitta (bile) and Kapha (phlegm). An imbalance among these leads to diseases in humans. It is important to determine which element is out of balance in your body before you begin the correction process through Ayurvedic and Yoga therapies.
Considered the sister science of Ayurveda, Yoga is one of the best forms of exercises, and along with Ayurveda helps keep the body supple and youthful, while also maintaining a state of mental calm and invoking the inner spirituality.
Meiveda has 2 expert in-house doctors and experienced yoga practitioners who will prescribe the treatment schedule for guests, ranging from 3 to 7 days or more, after doing a basic consultation of one’s physical and mental state.
Guests can also specify the treatments that they seek before arriving at the resort, based on which the doctors can tailor therapies to suit the duration of stay.
A total of 10 treatment rooms are available to make sure that there is no waiting time or delay, and guests receive treatment on time in a healthy, hygienic environment.
rejuvenation massage using foot - 90 minutes
Full body massage with ayurvedic oil, where the therapist massages your body with his/her foot while you are lying on the floor, followed by a massage on the table. Approx 90 minutes.
njavarakizhi (massage with medicated rice) - 30 minutes
Whole body massage, where a mix of rice-herbs-plum filled inside a linen bundle is rubbed over your skin till your body sweats and exudes organic pollutants.
powder massage - 60 minutes
Whole body massage by two therapists simultaneously. Inunction with special herbal powder. This treatment helps reduce weight and cellulitis.
dhara - 30-45 minutes
The famous forehead oil-pour, where warm medicated oil is poured in soft movements over the forehead.
general massage - 60 minutes
Whole body massage with ayurvedic oil.
pizhichil - 30 minutes
An oil bath in which two therapists douse the body with warm oil
An important panchakarma therapy for specific conditions.
Pouring of warm, herbal decoction in a synchronized manner over the body for body cooling and relaxation.
Whole body cleaning and detoxification process.
Whole body purification using medicated clarified butter (ghee).
Application of medicated herbal paste on scalp, especially crown area, for treating insomnia, migraine, headache etc.
Application of herbal paste on inflamed area for relief from pain, skin problems, migraine etc
Treatment provided for special psychological conditions where scalp is covered with special herbal pastes like Indian gooseberry, henna etc.
Cleaning of the nose with special ayurvedic nose-drops.
Cleaning of the ears with special ayurvedic ear-drops.
Cleaning of the eyes with special ayurvedic eye-drops.
kizhi (bundle/stamping massage)
Essential herbs and oils are ground and bundled into linen sacks, and pressed hard against the body for maximum relief. Different types of kizhi treatments include:
Podikizhi: Stumping massage with herbal powder bundles for pain and inflammation, and to improve muscle tone.
Elakizhi: Stumping massage with special herbal leaves grown in the vicinity of the resort.
With a focus on prevention and organic healing, Panchakarma is one of the most widely used healing methods for all-round physical, mental and spiritual wellness prescribed under Ayurveda. Literally meaning “five actions”, the completion of Panchakarma eliminates toxic elements from your body which are a result of modern day lifestyle.
Panchakarma purifies body tissues at a very deep level and involves daily massages and oil baths, herbal enemas and nasal administrations. Depending on the individual’s bodily imbalances and Ayurvedic constitution type, Panchakarma is administered by trained therapists in a definite sequence.
Meiveda has a team of in-house specialists and therapists who provide Panchakarma treatment to soothe the five senses and remove imbalance of the three doshas through special diets and massages.
Guests can choose to learn Panchakarma treatments, and become therapists in this field. The Panchakarma course is conducted daily from May-September for 4-5 hours. Training is provided in panchakarma treatments such as Abhyanga(oil massage), Udvartana(powder massage),kizhi(bundle massage), nasya, sirodhara, snehavasthi, kaevasthi and pizhichal.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Along with meditation and the right Ayurveda therapies, Yoga has been found to provide complete relaxation of the mind, body and soul.
At Meiveda, yoga is given prime importance. It is practiced in the exclusive Yoga Centre situated right by the beach. An airy, open sided enclosure, it is set amidst an energized atmosphere of plantains and other farm produce. With a thatched roof and elements of an agrarian lifestyle, the centre is an ideal retreat to relax in the shade and channelize your inner energy in the mornings and evenings. The Yoga Centre is only open to the residential guests, and offers personal attention to all guests.
At Meiveda, you can be part of daily yoga sessions, as well as train to become a Yoga practitioner by attending the Yoga course conducted from May to September.
diet & Medicine
A balanced diet is the key to holistic growth according to Ayurveda. In line with this tradition, our chefs have been trained to serve organic food to ensure the effectiveness of treatments provided at Meiveda.
The multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant is beautifully decked up and natural airy, and provides comfortable seating for all. The menu serves a diet that balances the three doshas while not compromising on the taste value. Guests undergoing treatment are served sumptuous all-vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a vegetarian buffet at all times, for those who haven’t been prescribed special diets.