Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words 'Ayur', which means 'life' and 'Veda', which means 'Knowledge'. To know about life is Ayurveda. According to the ancient Ayurvedic scholar 'Charaka', 'Ayur' is comprised of four essential parts, the combination of mind, body, senses and the soul.

According to Ayurveda, the mind not only controls our thought process but helps us in carrying out day-to-day activities such as respiration, circulation and digestion. The mind and the body work in conjunction with one another to regulate our lifecycle. Maintaining the clarity of senses is an essential part in allowing the mind and body to integrate their functions and help in keeping us healthy and happy.

Ayurveda believes in soul and its importance. Existing in a more subtle form before the existence of physical form is known as soul. The ancient Ayurvedic Acharyas of India believed in the energetic essence of soul over illness.

In Ayurveda, a person, as a unique individual, is made up of five primary elements. The elements are space, air, fire, water and earth. The food we eat and the weather are just two examples of the presence of the elements.

Treatment in Ayurveda consists of anna and Vihara prescribed jointly or separately, depending upon the illness and the state of the patient. The various methods of treatment offer both preventive and curative forms of therapy. The different types of treatments are elakizhi, njavarakizhi, pizhichil, sirovasthi, sirodhara, nasya, abhyanga, karnapooram etc.

Ayurvedic treatments are best during monsoon season. Usually people are asked to do such treatments during rainy season because the atmosphere will be cool, moist and dust free during monsoon. This helps to open the skin pores and it becomes more receptive to herbal oils and therapy.

Massage and other Ayurvedic treatments are available at many places around Kumily & Thekkady. Some of the centres where you will get Ayurvedic treatments in Thekkady are:


The Rangerwood Nature Castle Resort at Thekkady provides you with the best ayurvedic treatment in Kerala, which will refresh not only your mind but your body too. The healing and massage therapies here are known as 'Ayurthejas'. Here you will get abhyangam, shirodhara, herbal steam bath, podikizhi etc.


Established in 1994, the Mayura Ayurvedic Centre provides excellent treatment in Ayurvedic treatment and massage. This ayurvedic centre is working as per the government norms. The treatments here are Ayurvedic Abhyanga and Abhyangaswedam.


Experienced and well qualified Ayurvdic consultants and therapists make Sahyadri one of the ideal spots for Ayurvedic treatment. Sahyadri is a specialised Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centre, which is established in association with the department of AYUSH. It offers all traditional panchakarma treatments for curing chronic, lifestyle and degenerative diseases.


One of the best ayurvedic centres in Thekkady, Ayur Splash offers varieties of ayurvedic treatments like pizhichil, sirodhara, kizhi, medicated steam bath etc.