For the ultimate in relaxation, journey to the spa at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka, to reset with four new weeklong wellness programs. Based upon the principles of ayurveda —classical systems of medicine with historical roots on the Indian subcontinent — this seven-day experience is designed to balance and nourish both physical and mental health.
The resort’s pristine environment, set amidst a coconut plantation in a private cove overlooking the Indian Ocean, offers a breathtaking backdrop for centering yourself at a relaxing pace.
The specialist ayurvedic programs at Anantara’s spa are crafted to facilitate steps to holistic health and happiness by balancing the body and freeing the mind using three simple yet powerful principles. These holistic activities address a multitude of factors, including diet, exercise, sleep, stress and relaxation, and are tailored according to the individual’s doshas and vikruti (body elements and conditions, respectively). Wellness journeys take place after a comprehensive and bespoke consultation with the resident doctor of ayurveda.
The Anantara Spa features four single treatment rooms, four couple treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, beauty salon and facial treatment room, in addition to the ayurvedic treatment rooms and a wellness relaxation area. Signature spa treatments include the marma abhyanga massage, which focuses on the parts of the body where blood and lymph vessels meet with bone and muscle tissue to achieve health and balance.
The goal of the ayurveda wellness journeys is to empower individuals to change their lifestyle and way of thinking. These experiences offer a personalized approach to guide clients gently through the process of healing with four customized programs: inner harmony, deep sleep, natural weight and a rebuilding detox. All are designed to lead to the ayurvedic interpretation of happiness.