ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, Octomber 15, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 20
TV Times

ANARVA : Siddhalepa Spa

By Sanath Weerasuriya

When I strode into Anarva I felt I removed my cloak of tension and stepped into a place of tranquility. The warm and courteous greeting, accompanied by a delightful cup of herbal tea and the pervading aroma of flowers and herbs filled my senses. The reception area was pleasant and tastefully decorated to make any visitor comfortable and relaxed. The painting in the foyer depicts star signs, as astrology plays a role in healing mind, body and soul.

Anarva by Siddhalepa is the leading Ayurveda Spa in Sri Lanka. Pronounced 'An-arva', which means irresistible, enchanting, delightful, fascinating, enticing and boundless in Sanskrit, is the ultimate in Ayurvedic Spa treatment to restore, revive and rejuvenate naturally.

When perusing the ‘menu’ of the delights Anarva had to offer, I wish I could have spent the entire day and had a complete makeover! Clean and tidy changing rooms (gents separate) were a welcome sight, where slippers and a comfortable robe were offered prior to seeing the Doctor. Yes, a Doctor would listen to your ailments and recommend special oils which would bring relief to the sufferer.

From a head and complete body massage to a herbal steam bath (where one sees the ceiling which has a 'sky' effect) whilst lying on a bed of leaves with vapour filtered through herbs steaming around you, to a pebble walk after a foot massage, is indeed my idea of bliss! The various treatments, Jacuzzi, body wrap, and of course their Signature Treatments, Verathavaruma (exotic body glow) and Kaayalaguthwaya (Slimming) among others, is an experience never to be missed.

An Anarva Gift Voucher will be an excellent way to treat your friends and loved ones to a day of relaxation at this beautiful Spa.

The Anarva Spa owned and managed by Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital was opened in Mount Lavinia. This is the first Ayurveda Spa in the city.

"We introduced this concept to Colombo since it will allow more Sri Lankans living in City to patronize this service, Director of Siddhalepa Vindyani Hettigoda said.

There are many hotels that are offering Ayurveda treatment and therapy and they are all based out of Colombo.

"With Anarva in Mount Lavinia people now do not have to go out of City looking for this kind of luxury" she said. "We have made a sizable investment for the project and the results are already on the way," she said. This Spa meaning irresistible enchanting, delightful, fascinating, enticing, and boundless in Sanskrit is the ultimate in Ayurveda spa treatment to restore, revive and rejuvenate naturally.

"A trip to the Anarva Spa will rejuvenate a person naturally and this is a concept that is gaining in popularity all over the world. People are once again beginning to enjoy the ancient Ayurveda secrets of health, beauty and relaxation" she said.

A doctor would first listen to a person's aliment and recommend special oils and treatment to bring relief. The treatment offered at the Spa range from 20-minute head massage to six-hour full day Ayurveda spiritual.

The Spa will be opened from 7.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and a courteous greeting accompanied by a delightful cup of herbal tea and pervading aroma of flowers and herbs awaits the visitor.

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