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08/02/17 - Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

Ayurvedic treatments

Dessy Handayani, Spa Manager at Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

- Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old system of healing, is a speciality in Sri Lanka where people follow the rhythm of nature. This extends to getting plenty of sleep by resting when then sun goes down and rising early. Shirodhara, the gentle and rhythmic pouring of oil on to the forehead is an Ayurvedic treatment that induces deep relaxation and sleep

- Ayurveda centres around purity both inside and out. The Udwarthanam Massage is a therapeutic deep tissue massage with medicated herbal powders designed to improve digestion and alleviate sluggishness. However, health and balance can also be created through the use of joyful and beautiful speech that brings happiness to those who hear it. Avoid gossip and complaining for a harmonious soul

- In traditional Chinese philosophy, ch'i is the universal life force that governs well-being and personal vitality and it must flow freely for good health to be maintained. Unblock the mind and body by starting each day with a few simple stretches followed by ten minutes of meditation to guarantee a firm body, stable mind and compassionate spirit

Spa enthusiasts can indulge at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa, where Ayurvedic treatments, a specialism of Sri Lanka, are delivered using specialist herbs and natural products, following a consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor. Twelve indoor and outdoor treatment rooms are a haven for stress relieving massages, facials and body treatments.

Room rates at Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa are from 293 dollars (approx. 240 pounds) per night. This is based on double occupancy and includes all taxes and fees. To book, please visit