The histories of Ayurveda and Massage Therapy span thousands of years and many countries, with ancient records from both Eastern and Western civilizations documenting both as aids to achieving balance of mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda or “science of life” is considered to be the world’s oldest healthcare system. In India, more than 90 percent of the population use some form of Ayurvedic therapy, following dietary principles, practicing traditional herbal medicine, or seeking help from trained Ayurveda practitioners. Ayurveda also places great emphasis on the therapeutic benefits of massage with aromatic oils and spices. In the West, Ayurveda is considered a complementary healthcare option, through the use of Ayurvedic elements such as massage, meditation and/or cleansing therapies. The Centre is open from June 15 to September 15 and offers world-class care in the simple ashram environment. Treatments are enhanced to the fullest through the practice of yoga, meditation and the beauty of the lakes, forests and mountains around the ashram. During the summer months, we have a resident Ayurvedic doctor at the Centre as well as highly-trained massage therapists from south India. You can take advantage of the Centre’s offerings whether you are at the ashram as a guest or would like to come for a massage or consultation with our physician on a nonresidential basis.