Most popular wellness centers in India exist in regions with a tradition of Holistic Healing. The land of the gods and the repository of herbs with amazing healing properties, the Himalayas are a natural landscape for wellness. Fresh air with the sound of fast flowing streams and scenic green mountain slopes are enough to melt most of your aches away.
In India, during the late eighties and early nineties, people used to utilize their weekends for visiting local parks and gardens. They used to take a morning walk in the park with little exercise, also, they used to play various sports there, sometimes with the children and sometimes with their fellow beings. Those weekends were virtually wellness holidays. As soon as the weekend arrives, the neighborhood Maalishwala would arrive at an appointed hour and for a little fee and rub down assorted family members with warm oil. Easing aches in elderly joints, ironing out stiff muscles and smoothening dry skin and rough elbows were a relief from the week-long stress. On Monday morning, people were ready to take on the world! In southern India, the weekly oil bath is still followed as a ritual. These home traditions of wellness have roots in the ancient concepts of holistic health.
Now around the world, there is a rise in interest for alternative systems of healing and therapy, a realization that there’s more to complete health than simply being ‘unsick’.
Nowadays, wellness holidays have become just a popular term for more than just a soothing massage. For some people, it involves recovering from stressful lifestyles of the metro cities and for some, it meant to be pampered to bliss. For others, it’s a way to connect with their inner self. Wellness is much more than that. What better destination than India, home of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Spirituality, that recharges body, mind, and soul providing a total wellness experience.
"Health is the state of Body,
Wellness is the state of Being"
The most popular wellness centers in India exist in regions with a tradition of holistic healing. A variety of treatments that include restorative, curative and preventive therapies that attempt to recover from the world-weary. The land of the gods and the repository of herbs with amazing healing properties, the Himalayas are a natural landscape for wellness. Fresh air with the sound of fast flowing streams and scenic green mountain slopes are enough to melt most of your aches away.
Ananda in the Himalayas, located in Uttaranchal, is among India’s premium wellness centers. It combines gracious, landscaped surroundings with health-and-beauty packages that include herb-based therapies, meditation, and yoga. Conversation with consultants helps visitors explore and understand their state of physical and mental health. They also get recommended appropriate therapies and diets that include all natural and vegetarian ways to do so.
Balancing rituals help to recalibrate the body’s energy centers, increasing natural healing powers that get compromised by improper lifestyles. You get a number of options to choose from Indian Rose Ritual, Tibetan Experience, or Chakra Well-Being. Hot-stone therapy involves being gently scrubbed and massaged with stones that have been poured with pure, herbal oils. There’s also a special balancing massage for expectant mothers.
"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of Mental Wellness"
Fitness specialists at Ananda offer assessments of your routine and recommend physical exercise options. Additionally, therapists, healers, doctors and teachers from around the world visit Ananda to conduct wellness camps and offer personal guidance to the participants.
Another one in the list is the Satvik Resort in Uttarakhand, built into a mountain slope with mesmerizing views all around. This 'Vedic retreat' helps you cut off from the busy world without TV or radio. The only sound to awaken you is birdsong, followed by the Yogasana and Pranayama sessions. The diet and massages are customs designed according to individual body types that emphasize the individual in achieving physical, emotional and mental harmony.
If you haven't been to a wellness retreat before and wanted to experience the bliss, there is no need to spent wellness holidays in complete loneliness. We care about your interests to explore the world too! Considering that, we do customize group packages as per the requirements that include part-vacation and part-wellness in scenic destinations. Just imagine yourself in a Maharaja’s palace in Rajasthan, or a beach resort in Goa, we have completely customized packages that suits your interest with all good inclusions of a wellness camp, to the best of places in India. On wellness retreats, a typical day begins with an early morning session of yoga and meditation, followed by a trek to a nearby place of interest and a picnic lunch. Evening activities could include a host of New Age-style stuff like aura-cleansing, trance-dance, chanting and Q&A sessions on health and fitness. Tours for only women are an increasingly popular trend in urban India.
"The Greatest Wealth is Health"
Kerala is the Big Boss of Indian wellness holidays. While Himalayan ashrams have been around forever, a couple of decades ago, the tiny coastal state opened up for tourism that the world awoke to its tremendous tradition of herbal medicine and healing therapies. Apart from Ayurvedic institutions, many resorts there now offer luxury spas and facilities for the highly specialized healing therapies, famously called ‘Kerala massages’. Throw yourself in a boat-ride down stunningly beautiful backwaters. Experience the glimpse into the state’s fabled cultural treasures and you have all the makings of an unforgettable holiday. A wellness holiday offers a bouquet of benefits – it satisfies your wanderlust, detoxes the body, and sets your spirit free!
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