Located along the coastline in peaceful Kerala, you’ll find Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, a serene wellness centre that specialises in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda. Nestled within lush tropical gardens, the setting perfectly complements the natural type of healing that you are to experience during your stay and further adds to the tranquillity that is tangible throughout the resort.
There is an element of simplicity to Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, you won’t be spoilt with the fanciest high-tech facilities around nor a list of more activities that you could ever hope to get through, instead they have a narrowed down wellness offering that holds testament to the saying ‘quality not quantity’. The Ayurveda here is easily some of the best in India, something you will quickly realise as you sit down for a consultation with the resident doctor, however yoga and meditation are also strongpoints that guests are strongly encouraged to partake in. This is a place where you are encouraged to slow down and enjoy the pace of life, as previously stated, there may not be a multitude of facilities on offer here, instead you are urged to spend your free time attending a yoga session, taking a dip in the pool, or strolling down the beach. You will still find all your creature comforts, which combined with your effective programme and the relaxed way of life here are key to you leaving a much happier and healthier individual.
You will find the Ayurveda hospital on hand at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort to handle all your wellness needs. Staffed with skilled Ayurveda doctors and practitioners, with a 24 hour doctor always on the premises, you will receive the very best Ayurveda treatments here. Every patient will first have an initial consultation to ascertain their individual constitution type and any imbalance in the doshas before experiencing personalised treatments that do not just address your ailment but your entire personhood to ensure you enjoy overall better health and wellbeing.
Ayurveda treatments on offer include:
- Dhanyamla dhara
- Yoni prakshalanam
- Sandhi vatha chikilsa
The Ayurvedic cuisine combines tastes and flavours to provide flavoursome dishes that are not only part of your medical treatment, but also leave your mouth watering for more! Whether you’re boosting your immune system, purifying or rejuvenating your body, Somatheeram has a treatment solution for you.
This is a place to relax, rather than exercise, with the on-site doctors believing that strenuous activity should be kept to a minimum when following an ayurvedic programme. There is however, a pool for swimming and yoga is encouraged, with regular sessions held at the resort and one-on-one sessions possible to be arranged too.
There are also activities thay aim to help you embrace local culture, with the resort featuring an open air stage where cultural performances are often held. It is also possible to go on excursions in a local area, and guests are especially urged to opt for a cruise on the backwaters to truly appreciate Kerala.
Guests will also find Mehndi designing is offered once every week for those who wish to take a little bit of India back home with them.
- Ayurveda Centre
- Ayurvedic Restaurant
- Swimming Pool
- Open air stage for cultural performances
- Internet facilities
- Telephone and fax
- Mail and message
- Tour and travel assistance
Somatheeram enjoys a beachfront location close to the village of Chowara.
Somatheeram is 21 kms from the International Airport at Thiruvananthapuram and about 9 kms south of the famous Kovalam beach.
- Take advantage of a trip on the Houseboat to visit the Kerala backwaters for a glimpse at local life
- The nearby crashing waves may soothe some but distract others, take ear plugs if you are a light sleeper
- If you are not enjoying the unusual amount of Ayurveda oils used in massages ask for coconut oil as a substitute
- There are lots of steps through the resort down to the beach ask for a room on the same level as the restaurant to avoid many steps
Harnessing the principles of Ayurveda, the programmes range from detoxifying to rejuvinating, with the aim of finding full body peace and wellness.