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Ayurveda at Ulpotha

Ulpotha has an exciting programme of Ayurveda treatments and, by the very definition of ‘holistic’, possesses the ideal climate and environment for the practice of this deeply therapeutic and traditional healing art.

…it is a realisation of a dream in which Ulpotha almost equals Utopia” – Metro




Ayurveda Treatments

  • Santhushti (Happiness) – 3 days – $200
  • Ashinsanaya (Benediction) – 5 days – $300
  • Sanasuma (Satisfaction) – 7 days – $400
  • Namskaraya (Salutation) – 10 days – $600
  • Abhishekaya (Coronation) – 12 days, $720
  • Aswesilla (Solace) – 14 days – $800
  • Samadhiya (Profound) – 21 days – $1,200
  • Mokshaya (Redemption)– 28 days – $1,600
(Please select which ones you would like on our booking form).


What you can expect

All our Ayurveda treatments, regardless of the personalized elements of a treatment that stem from a personal consultation, contain preparatory and elimination therapies.

The preparatory therapies are the ones everyone likes and most Ayurveda is known for – massages, oil applications, steam baths, saunas and herbal baths.

Elimination therapies on the other hand, are the ones that some people will find a little bit more challenging to accept. They consist of what is more commonly known as Panchakarma (ie. the five specialized elimination therapies): inhalation, purgation, emesis (vomiting), enemas and blood-letting. The latter three are not prescribed or performed in Ulpotha.

 



If an Ayurveda treatment is short in length, say less than the 7-day Sanasuma programme, you will only have enough time for preparatory treatments that may include inhalation as an elimination therapy.

If you have time for one that is longer, then you can also undergo purgation. However, the consultation is critical to determine which elimination therapies are required.

For the treatments that are 10 days or less, you will receive treatments every day. Each day will consist of roughly one to two hours of treatments. Longer treatments will include rest days.

You can find the following further information on our FAQ page

  • An example of our 7-day Sanasuma treatment
  • More general information on our treatment programmes


Our resident doctor, Dr Srilal

Dr. Srilal Mudunkothge, an acclaimed Ayurveda practitioner of this ancient, holistic medical art, is our resident doctor.

Dr Mudunkothge obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and is registered as a general and specialist doctor with the Ayurvedic Medical Council of Sri Lanka.

Apart from being a practising Ayurveda doctor with nearly two decades of experience, he is a qualified allopathic pharmacist registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.



Free Village Clinic

An Ayurveda clinic was established in August, 2005, to give Ayurveda treatments to local villagers free of charge. The clinic is funded entirely by the revenue generated by guests treatments.

This initiative, which includes free Ayurveda medicines, takes us back to the traditional way Ayurveda was dispensed, where Ayurveda patients rarely if ever paid in cash for the Ayurveda care they received. Instead they would make a symbolic offering of betel leaves to the Ayurveda doctor at the time of consultation and make their own services in kind available to the Ayurveda doctor.

As of the end of 2018, the clinic had received over 55,500 visits from 18,000 patients.



Ayurveda Treatments

  • Santhushti (Happiness) – 3 days – $200
  • Ashinsanaya (Benediction) – 5 days – $300
  • Sanasuma (Satisfaction) – 7 days – $400
  • Namskaraya (Salutation) – 10 days – $600
  • Abhishekaya (Coronation) – 12 days, $720
  • Aswesilla (Solace) – 14 days – $800
  • Samadhiya (Profound) – 21 days – $1,200
  • Mokshaya (Redemption)– 28 days – $1,600
(Please select which ones you would like on our booking form).


What you can expect

All our Ayurveda treatments, regardless of the personalized elements of a treatment that stem from a personal consultation, contain preparatory and elimination therapies.

The preparatory therapies are the ones everyone likes and most Ayurveda is known for – massages, oil applications, steam baths, saunas and herbal baths.

Elimination therapies on the other hand, are the ones that some people will find a little bit more challenging to accept. They consist of what is more commonly known as Panchakarma (ie. the five specialized elimination therapies): inhalation, purgation, emesis (vomiting), enemas and blood-letting. The latter three are not prescribed or performed in Ulpotha.

 



If an Ayurveda treatment is short in length, say less than the 7-day Sanasuma programme, you will only have enough time for preparatory treatments that may include inhalation as an elimination therapy.

If you have time for one that is longer, then you can also undergo purgation. However, the consultation is critical to determine which elimination therapies are required.

For the treatments that are 10 days or less, you will receive treatments every day. Each day will consist of roughly one to two hours of treatments. Longer treatments will include rest days.

You can find the following further information on our FAQ page

  • An example of our 7-day Sanasuma treatment
  • More general information on our treatment programmes


Our resident doctor, Dr Srilal

Dr. Srilal Mudunkothge, an acclaimed Ayurveda practitioner of this ancient, holistic medical art, is our resident doctor.

Dr Mudunkothge obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and is registered as a general and specialist doctor with the Ayurvedic Medical Council of Sri Lanka.

Apart from being a practising Ayurveda doctor with nearly two decades of experience, he is a qualified allopathic pharmacist registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.



Free Village Clinic

An Ayurveda clinic was established in August, 2005, to give Ayurveda treatments to local villagers free of charge. The clinic is funded entirely by the revenue generated by guests treatments.

This initiative, which includes free Ayurveda medicines, takes us back to the traditional way Ayurveda was dispensed, where Ayurveda patients rarely if ever paid in cash for the Ayurveda care they received. Instead they would make a symbolic offering of betel leaves to the Ayurveda doctor at the time of consultation and make their own services in kind available to the Ayurveda doctor.

As of the end of 2018, the clinic had received over 55,500 visits from 18,000 patients.



 


International Visiting Therapists

Apart from the Ayurveda programmes at Ulpotha, two highly experienced international therapists are available at any one time to offer their magical treatments to guests. All guests who visit Ulpotha receive one free treatment from an Ulpotha therapist. If you desire to have more massages, these may be arranged at the rate of $80 per hour. You can find what particular therapists and their styles are available during your stay by going to the retreats page.

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