“AMUNA” carries the concept of providing a holistic and authentic Sri Lankan traditional herbal experience to ensure a relaxed and unforgettable healthy holiday. Ayurvedic traditional medicine is a major part of Sri Lankan culture.
The history of Ayurveda in Sri Lanka ranges back nearly 3,000 years sustained by kings who were also skilled physicians. The methods and organization of this practice were well advanced, and the mountain Mihintale holds the ruins of what is widely believed to be the world’s first hospital. Ayurvedic physicians were revered by royal patronage and a well-known Sri Lankan saying tells us: “If you cannot be a king, become a healer.”
The five senses are the gateways to how we experience life – and it is important that they all work in harmony for us to live our most pure life. All aspects of our lives affect health and disease – from nutrition, career, our mental frame of mind, to the relationships we have with family and those around us. When one area falters or is weak – we as a whole, and all areas begin to suffer. The mind ties this all together, and reacts to situations based on the information and experiences gathered by the senses. A clear and calm frame of mind will allow us to deal with any problems – mental, spiritual, or physical to the best of our abilities.
Ayurveda is a holistic path that looks at all aspects of one’s life. Not only will your body receive healing, but your mind and soul will also be rejuvenated. It is through creating a balance with the healing of all components that Ayurveda offers a treatment path unlike any other.
“AMUNA” is well-equipped and all therapies are conducted by experienced therapists under the supervision of professional Ayurvedic Doctors and Physicians. We offer many different types of traditional ayurveda treatments and therapies (“karma”) along with yoga and meditation, and a strict in-house diet coupled with rest and relaxation. You will discover your own personal sanctuary at AMUNA.
Literal Meaning of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a holistic healing science, which comprises of two words: Ayu and Veda. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge or science. The literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is the science of life. Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with the treatment of some diseases but a complete way of life.
Ayurveda is a holistic path
It looks at the whole of one’s life. Health and disease are by-products of all aspects of one’s life: nutrition, career, mental frame, family and social activities and spiritual life.
If one area is weakened, all areas begin to suffer.
The five senses are the gateways that bring in these influences; what one sees, hears, smells, touches, tastes, affect all areas of health and life. The mind also plays a major role in how we act and react to the information and experiences gathered from the senses. When the mind is calm and clear, one handles a situation much better. The same situations, the same people or stresses exist at all times. However deals with these situations will differ depending upon one’s mental frame of mind.
Amuna Ayurveda Village
Amuna Ayurveda village is designed ideally using Wattle and Cadjan roofing according to the traditional village concept. The surrounding area boasts only nature: a tropical forest garden with calm waters, a stream in front of this particular Ayurveda center complements the guests with the value of nature and makes it a point to feel the importance of ‘Ayurveda’ to absorb the ideal living styles.
The ‘Pooja’ will be offered to Lord Buddha and the Patron Deity ‘Sri Dhanvanthari’ to invoke blessings for the retreat and the guests to obtain the best results. Amuna consists of ten Ayurveda treatment rooms, two separate rooms to offer ‘Shirodhara’ treatments, two steam rooms and four separate rooms offering herbal bath facilities for guests. There is also a special rejuvenation treatment unit for guests to receive ‘Ayurveda herbal treatments’ complete with outdoor Bath and Shower to give the best feeling.
Amuna Ayurveda Village also includes a separate lobby at the Ayurveda Village which is arranged to welcome residents to the Ayurveda Village by applying a special medicinal powder, wishing them a good healthy life and offering the best treatments to improve their health.
Each resident will be entitled to a separate consultation with the resident doctor and a separate prescription will be written for each guest. Then any Ayurveda treatments, medicine and even a diet plan will be designed according to the doctor’s prescription. The resident doctor will be available to supervise the daily processes at Amuna.
Another specialty of Amuna is the traditional herbal oil preparation room which had been created for the process of preparing the natural herbal oil within the house which will be used for the treatment of its guests.
Organic Herbal Garden
The panoplies at Amuna Ayurveda Retreat Sri Lanka include our own herbal garden with a range of herbal medicines and ingredients used in the preparation of other medicines. The herbal garden serves as a center of excellence for some of the most talented Ayurveda doctors in Sri Lanka. Herbs for our various medicinal compositions are sourced from very own Herbal Garden.
The importance of having our own herbal garden is so that the residents could obtain freshly-prepared medicines. For the herbal steam bath, the steam will be prepared and the herbs plucked at the time of treatment to offer fresh and best results to guests. The herbs will be absorbed through the skin to the body and help remove toxins inside the body by sweating them out, which will help refresh the entire body system and have a good impact on organs. This also helps refresh blood circulation which helps relieve breathing problem, activate the mind and release stress.