An aura of tranquility embraces you as you enter the precincts of an Ayurveda Health Centre. The sweet aroma of freshly brewed herbal tea sooth your senses as you take a sip to calm your nerves and prepare for the holistic experience… the natural way. The in-house Ayurveda doctor feels your pulse and identifies the treatment best suited to you. You are also advised on how to maintain your health and beauty. You are clensed, exfoliated, massaged and wrapped in a rich herbal paste of flowers, bark and leaves and rested, for juices to seep into your body and enrich your soul. The history of Ayurveda goes back as far as 1500 B.C. With the arrival of a branch of Indo-Europeans in India. Here they developed a great culture rich in many aspects. The religious ideas and philosophical thinking of these people are found in their holy texts – the Vedas. Namely the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda. These texts are replete with data pertaining to botany and zoology and these ideas gradually gave rise tot their medical science later famous as the Ayurveda. Ayurveda means the science of longevity. Almost all prescriptions used in curing are produced by raw materials found naturally and no artificial substances are used. These would come from roots, stems, barks, leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits & nuts of many a plant. From animals: milk, honey, pearls, musk, shells and from earth: iron, gold, silver & copper are used. Ayurvedic drugs do not harm the organs of the body and do not give rise to any side effects. Ayurveda or indigenous medicine as practised in Sri Lanka and India has drawn the interest of the West for quite sometime. A tourist is initiated to this great form of medication through Ayurvedic Health Centres, Health Spa’s and Wellness Centres they frequent while on tour in our island. Most of the treatment practiced in these centers are based on Ayurveda and in some centres Japanese, Chinese & Thai methods of therapy as well as Aromatheraphy are used. Treatment is always administered under the guidance of an Ayurvedic medical practitioner or experts in Spa method treatment. Combining the Ayurvedic form of medicine gives you not only relaxation of the mind and body but will also treat the organs of the body to function properly through the administration of drugs using natural ingredients in relieving deep seated diseases as well as maintaining good health.