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The health tourism in Kerala is so strong that Kerala ayurveda centers have been established at multiple locations in various metro cities as well as interiors, thus highlighting the advantages of ayurveda in health management. The health tourism focus has seen Kerala participate in various trade shows and expos wherein the advantages of this traditional form of medicine are showcased. Kerala has one of the best qualified professionals in each and every field, Allopathy, Dental, Ayurveda etc and this fact has now been realized the world over.

Regarding medical facilities Kerala has the most competent doctors and world class medical facilities. With most competitive charges for treatment, Kerala is a very lucrative destination for people wanting to undergo treatment of certain medical problems that do not demand immediate attention.For the traditional form of ayurveda and other alternative systems of medicine in Kerala offer a rejuvenating, cost effective and permanent remedy to many of the ailments.

Konni is a small hilly town in the interiors of Pathanamthitta district near Chengannur in Kerala, India. The lush green land has been prominent since time immemorial as a haven of wild elephants and as an elephant training centre. The acres of thick forest with wild animals has now made Konni emerge as another tourist spot for safaris and trekking. The animals make the forest safari very exciting. The trek to hill top and the view from the hill-top gives amazing pleasure and sights. A camera can capture the entire mountain range in 360 degrees from the hill top. Contour Hill Resorts is the only resort in Konni with all modern facilities including ayurveda massage.The resort is at a distance of 13 kms from Konni main road.

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Most visitors head for Keralas beaches and backwaters to recharge and relax. But some, on a more serious quest for better health, come expressly to sample Keralas renowned ayurvedic treatments. Ayurveda, the science of long life is an ancient system that uses herbs and oils to treat a range of ailments. Fundamental to ayurvedic philosophy is the belief that we all possess three doshas or humours:vaatham(wind or air); pittham(bile); and kapham(phlegm). Together these are known as the tridoshas and the disease is viewed as the result of imbalance among them. Ayurveda aims to restore that balance, and hence good health, principally through two methods: panchakarma (internal unifications) and snehana(massage).

The herbs used for both grow in abundance in Keralas moist climate, many of them in the hilly, forested areas of the hinterland where they are harvested by tribal people. Every town and village in Kerala has its ayurvedic pharmacy where the medicinal plants, fresh and dried, are sold.Ayurvedic practice in Kerala places special emphasis on message and is claimed to be particularly beneficial for those suffering such chronic ailments as arthritis and rheumatism. The type of oil used in massage differs according to the ailment being treated, but ranges from castor and neem to mustard and camphor. To these are added various powdered herbs, nuts and bark. The ayurvedic practitioner may conduct the massage using the palm of the hand, a cloth or a poultice of herbs wrapped up in a cloth-it all depends on the type of condition being treated.

Balancing function

Ayurvedic massage is also used on trainee dancers and students of Kalaripppayatt,Keralas traditional form of martial art. The guru massages the students head and shoulders with his hands, but uses his feet to stretch and flex the students legs and back-flexibility being essential to classical dance and martial art.

Having an occasional ayurvedic massage, something offered at tourist resorts all over Kerala,is relaxing, but to reap any long term benefits necessitates rather more dedication-usually a 15 day or even a 41 day commitment which may involve certain dietary abstentions and exercises as well as regular massages from a qualified practitioner.

Ayurvedic practitioners traditionally hailed from families where the knowledge was passed from father to son over successive generations. These days there are ayurvedic colleges throughout South India where students train for several years. Properly qualified practitioners receive accreditation from the state government.The various ayurveda centres and resorts in and around the beach destination of Fort Cochin offer remedy and relaxation for different ailments.

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