Ayurvedic Retreats at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
WRITER: Elwin Chan PHOTOS BY: John Heng
Ayurvedic Retreats at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives 27. March 2020, by Elwin Chan, Photos by John Heng

Mind and body meld into a transcendental state in the hands
of an Ayurvedic master

Under the healing touch of Devendra Prasad Pokhriya, Gili Lankanfushi’s wellness practitioner, you literally feel the weight and pain of your body being lifted.

Having worked in an Ayurvedic hospital in India, Devendra has helped countless people with holistic healing for more than 15 years. Based on over 5,000 years of ancient wisdom, Ayurveda combines two interlinked ideas—the science of life and the art of living to create a harmonious balance between mind, body, and spirit.

For the resort’s Meera Spa, Devendra has specially created a Pain Relief Therapy programme to help guests who are suffering from injuries, chronic ailments, stress, or emotional anxiety.

The session begins with a salt therapy treatment, where a poultice containing black pepper, clove and Himalayan salt is used to warm, remineralise, and relax the body. This is followed by an Ayurvedic treatment known as Kati Vasti, where warm medicinal oil is poured into a dough that is placed on the lower back, bringing release to stiffness and pain.

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