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    • 1Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND   Eastern retreat. As Ayurvedic“Iʼm burnt out,” doctor Rama Prasad advises, “Ansighed my patient. annual retreat is considered“Iʼm going to snap if I donʼt cut essential for health, balance andmyself some slack. But I canʼt, beauty. Itʼs the best healtheveryone depends on me.” insurance.”“You need a vacation more thanmedication,” I suggested. Healing Holiday“I canʼt afford the luxury of a We all need time out to detox, de-holiday,” she countered, though stress and refuel for lifeʼs dailysensing a breakdown if she didnʼt demands. Instead of feeling drainedtake a break. And unfortunately her or unhealthy after a holidayprediction came true, as the next wouldnʼt it be great to return revivedtime we met her body had booked and inspired? In the East andher a long-term holiday in hospital, Europe a spiritual and physicala luxury she definitely couldnʼt pilgrimage is an annual priority.afford. Europeans have been visiting We all need to dissolve stress Asiaʼs superb health resorts forperiodically, to decompress before decades, a secret Australianʼs arepressure crushes us. Australian just discovering. For the ultimatehealth statistics cite 50% of utopia in pampering and purificationAustralians in general hospitals are one canʼt beat exquisite Indian, Srithere directly in response to stress. Lankan and Thai resorts. The bestWe are now working the longest places offer expert treatment,hours in the developed world and efficient service and comfortable“are working ourselves sick," facilities all in lush landscapes. Theaccording to Clive Hamilton, worst places offer poor treatment,Australia Institute director. bad hygiene, pitiable facilities,Prioritising our health is a necessity noise, pollution and overpricing.rather than a luxury. When we love Ideal retreats are staffed byourselves enough to nurture our qualified doctors and therapists,inner yearnings we allocate time for stock potent medicines, serve freshrest and rejuvenation. An affordable cuisine and are in a soothingand effective option for this is an natural environment. WithWeb: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426  
    • 2Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND  thousands of retreats on offer it can recommend include Poovar Islandbe difficult to distinguish the real Resort, a sanctuary on the shoresdeal from the duds. Fortunately of a golden-sanded beach andIndia, Sri Lanka and Thailand have serene backwaters just south ofa plethora of high quality resorts Trivandrum. Steve Waugh, formerwhich Iʼve had the pleasure of Australian Cricket Captain said aftersampling. staying at Poovar Island Resort, "Itʼs a nice place to spendIntriguing India your vacation. The resort was asIndia excels at authentic Ayurvedic good as anywhere else in the world.treatment. This holistic health Itʼs beautiful. I would like to comesystem includes yoga therapy, again."meditation, blissful body therapies, Another healing haven is nearbypotent herbs and individualised Isola di Cocco Ayurvedic retreat onnutrition. Purification and thirty acres of flora and fauna. Therejuvenation therapies are available caring therapists and conducivefor both preventative and curative environment made my cells singhealth care. Experiencing Ayurveda with natureʼs symphony. Both thesein itʼs birthplace is a unique places are only twenty minutesadventure. Esther Stevens recently from bargain shopping, exotic sitereturned from a Kerala Ayurvedic seeing and cultural performances.retreat saying, “I was scared Indiawould be exhausting and Sublime Sri Lankaoverwhelming. Instead it was like Sri Lanka known as thebeing welcomed into a loving ʻresplendent land,ʼ is an island withhome.” Ayurveda in Indiaʼs a rich healing heritage and warmsouthern state of Kerala is famous people. After exhaustive fieldfor its luxurious oil therapies, research I discovered the premierexperienced physicians and high Ayurvedic resorts on Sri Lankaʼsquality medicines. Retreats are secure south-west coast, all fullydotted around the cool spice restored since the Tsunami. Mostmountains, by beautiful backwaters, resorts overlook stunning beacheson islands and overlooking pristine and soothing rivers. These divinewhite beaches. The many places I destinations have exceptionalWeb: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426  
    • 3Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND  Ayurvedic expertise and great as over 500 varieties of fruits,family facilities. Kylie Willows, who flowers and herbs. Itʼs integratedrecently visited Nooit Gedacht clinic staffed by compassionate andAyurveda Resort, close to famous competent therapists provides anUnawatuna beach, remarked, “I felt incredible array of treatmentslike a Queen. They just pampered blending the best of East and West,me incessantly.” Another gem was ancient and modern. I can highlyAyurvedic Hotel Club Paradise. recommend the Thai tendonIdeally located only 60 kms south of massage, abdominal massage,Colombo on a serene stretch of soothing shirodhara, acupuncture,land between the Bentota river and chelation therapy, ozone steam, farsea. Comprised of beautiful infrared therapy, lymphaticbungalows with stunning vistas this drainage and body scrubs. Guestsresort is dedicated solely to guests also enjoy complementary classesseeking Ayurvedic treatment. in chi kung, Chinese yoga (tao yin),Recent guest Peter Beetz inner smile meditation and sixremarked, “This resort is located in healing sounds. Spaciousa peaceful part of the island free townhouse accommodation andfrom the noise of traffic or local sumptuous organic cuisine provideactivities. I found it a low key, easy all the comforts of a home awaygoing place perfect for sea-goers & from home.sun-lovers." When to goThailand treat Any timeʼs a good time to get someFor a cost-effective and quality Thai TLC. A regular retreat can ideallyretreat my ultimate oasis is Tao prevent disease but if illness arisesGarden Health and Wellness one should attend to it immediately,Resort. This nirvana, only 30 as an Indian proverb advises,minutes from bustling Chiang Mai, “never delay in tending to threewas founded by Taoist healer things- fire, debt and disease.” OfMantak Chia. An eco-eden course the best time to go is whenspanning 80 organic acres, this finances permit and fortunatelynature lovers paradise has over 45 there are many eastern retreatsbird and 27 butterfly species as well that wonʼt break the budget.Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426  
    • 4Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND  Climate is a consideration Developing a loving, unconditionalespecially if one suffers heat acceptance from our core meansintolerance. The hottest months in much more than getting it fromIndia, Sri Lanka and Thailand are outside. The inner journey of aMay to July. Monsoon time is retreat often demands mentalconsidered conducive to treatment weeding for health to blossom.as the earth and body regenerates Loneliness, boredom, sadness,in the warm, moist environment. fear, guilt, lust and anger are all likely to arise. Observe theseHow to Prepare obstacles to happiness and letTravel is derived from the them naturally subside. Yogaʼs firstFrench word travailler step is to be introspective,meaning to work, which is acknowledge the ego and dissolvewhat a trip to Asia can be if it gradually. Once you are nothing,you try to do too much in a everything can enter you.short space of time. The real To support a healing shift it is bestpleasure of a retreat is to to reduce stress or strain as muchresign as general manager of as possible and observe thethe universe and relax. following:Research the retreat well andideally talk to someone who Avoid:has stayed there recently. - Exposure to wind, cold water, coldCreating a strong immune air, sun on the head, dust andand digestive system is the chemicals.surest safeguard against - Over exertion.illness. Consider - Overeating.homoeopathic vaccinations to - Recreational drugs.protect against tropical - Exposure to insects and sourcesdiseases. of infection (unreliable food, water.) - Excessive talking or sex.Savoring the experience - Sitting or lying for prolongedItʼs said that healing is ʻan inside periods.job.ʼ The love, wisdom and healing - Negative emotions such as anger,we seek is within ourselves. fear, worry, hurry or sadness.Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426  
    • 5Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND  - Dwelling on the past or projecting ourselves. But the loud sensesinto the future. drown the delicate music.”- Excessive reading, listening toloud music, staring at screens. Conditions treated.- Oily or heavily spiced foods. Everyone benefits from occasional- Red meat. cleansing and rejuvenation. Natural- Eating within two hours before therapies in a supportive sleeping and overeating. environment coax the mind and body back to balance through aFavour: holistic approach. Guestʼs are- Meditation or prayer. encouraged, but not forced, to- Positive visualisation and observe a specific regime, diet andaffirmations. treatments according to their- Gentle exercise. individual requirements. They can- Breathing deeply. then expect improved health,- Smiling to oneʼs cells energy, radiance and tranquillity.- Warm liquids. Though the Ayurveda and Thai- Eating in a relaxed, slow manner. retreats are adept at treating all- Relaxing creativity (art, writing or conditions, theyʼve gained amusic.) reputation for particular success- Uplifting, calming music or guided with the following- arthritis,meditation. allergies, back pain, chronic fatigue,- Reading inspiring material. diabetes, digestive disorders, disc- Sleeping under a mosquito net. problems, eye problems, gout, hair- Early to bed, early to rise. loss, headaches, heart disease,- Cultivating positive emotions such infertility, joint degeneration, liveras patience, faith, love and disorders, memory loss, neuro-gratitude. muscular conditions, obesity,- Clear and open communication osteoporosis, period problems, skinwith doctors and therapists. conditions, tinnitus and ulcers. It is- Periods of silence and solitude. As advisable to discuss your conditionMahatma Gandhi said, “Divine with the residing doctor beforemusic is incessantly going on within leaving.Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426  
    • 6Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND  Homecoming turned on the light,” she smiled.“Nowhere can man find a quieter or May everyone find their light.more untroubled retreat than in his Caroline Robertson is a spaown soul,” Marcus Aurelius. connoisseur, having spent manySome suffer reverse culture shock indulgent interludes at internationalon returning home from a retreat. spas. As a naturopath, homoeopathEmerging from a sanctuary is like and Ayurvedic consultant based inexiting a protective womb to re- Sydney she appreciates theenter the harsh reality of benefits of a healing holiday andrelationships, work and domesticity. prescribes it to many patients. ForThis can create post-holiday more about the best easterndepression and withdrawal pangs. retreats and tours seeOthers fall straight back into www.ayurvedahealthresorts.com,destructive habits. Though a retreat emailoften transforms oneʼs life view, the caroline@ayurvedahealthresorts.cochallenge is to integrate this fresh m or phone (02) 9904 7754. Forperspective into oneʼs everyday Ayurvedic consultations andenvironment. The test is to traverse courses seevalleys, peaks and stress triggers www.ayurvedaelements.com.without reverting to outmodednegative reactions. Itʼs important to Menu of main modalitiesbe gentle and patient with oneself.It may take a lifetime to fully absorb Abhyanga - Ayurvedic massage.a retreat experience but as Alduus Avagaaham - Immersion of theHuxley said, "Experience is not body in herbal oil.what happens to a man. It is what a Bahyavasti - Pooling fluids over anman does with what happens to area of the body such as the back.him.” Some relish a retreat more Chi Nei Tsang - Deep abdominalthan others and are able to reap the massage.long-term rewards. On meeting a Colonic Irrigation - Colonpatient soon after their India retreat cleansing.I remarked how she was glowing. Dehadhara - Warm herbal oil or“Thatʼs because I went inside and milk poured over the body. Far Infrared therapy - stimulates circulation, oxygenation, immunity,Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426  
    • 7Eastern RetreatsTREATING YOURSELF TO A HEALTH RETREAT NOT ONLYADDS YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, IT ADDS LIFE TO YOUR YEARS.By Caroline Robertson ND  cell regeneration and eliminates assimilation and elimination throughmicrobes. the channels.Gandharvaveda - Ayurvedic music Thai tendon meridian massage -therapy. A deep massage along theHot spring hydrotherapy - meridians combined with herbalFloating massage at sulphuric compress.mineral baths.Karsai - Genital massage isexcellent to restore male andfemale reproductive balance. It isalso effective for bladder problems.Lepanam - Herbal pastes purifyand replenish the skin.Marmachikitsa - Ayurvedicacupressure.Navarakizhi - A bolus of herbal orplain rice is dipped in warmherbalised liquid and massagedover the body.Ozone Steam Therapy - Detoxifiesand oxygenates cells.Paadaaghata - Ayurvedic massagewhere the therapist massages theclient with their feet.Panchakarma - Five Ayurvedictherapies designed to cleanse thebody. These may include vomiting,laxatives, nasal medication, enemaand blood letting.Shirodhara - Herbal oil streamacross the forehead to dissolvestress.Swedana - Herbal sweatingtherapies to optimise circulation,Web: www.ayurvedaelements.com • Email: ayurvedaelements@gmail.com17 Orchard Road, Chatswood NSW Australia 2067Phone- 0011 61 2 9904 7754 • Texts 0425 233 426