Holistic Healing at Kairali – The Healing Village


I know you guys must be thinking that a blogger’s life is stress free & easy, looking at the pictures we post but that’s not the case. My life is equally stressful & given my busy lifestyle I don’t get time to pay attention my diet. Also, I live in Mumbai, which is full of pollution & adulteration & that has taken a toll on my body & mind. We all need a break from this lifestyle & Kairali is the perfect place for that.

Kairali – The healing village is based in Palakkad, Kerala. I decided to go there for a detox weekend so I flew from Mumbai to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu via Indigo airlines & from there it’s about 1 & a half hr drive to Kairali. The moment we reached Kairali, I was in awe with its beauty because it’s situated in the lap of mother nature & this place seemed a different world in itself. It has won the title of “Best Luxury Destination Spa’ 2012 at World’s Luxury Spa Awards. 

I checked into my room & directly went for my appointment with the astrologer & doctor who understood my mental & physical health to curate a customized treatment. 

Next day I woke up & headed straight for my breakfast post which I went for the first session of my massage called “Abhyangam.” It is a regular oil massage which strengthens the bones & joints plus regulates the flow of blood. This treatments overall builds the immunity of the body to fight against seasonal changes. 

Post my treatment I went for lunch & later attended a presentation by Dr Chitra on Ayurveda which helped me understand my body composition & how Ayurveda plays a vital role in our life. 

For day 2, Dr Chitra suggested “Sirodhara” treatment in which a specially designed apparatus is filled with the medicated oil & placed on top of the head to pour oil in slow oscillation movement.

This treatment is known to promote rejuvenation & revitalization of the mind & body. I simply felt another level of calmness in my mind after this treatment. Post the treatment me & my colleagues went for a tour of the village & visited the local market, dam & fort. I was really exhausted by the time we came back but didn’t want to miss the evening meditation session so attended it even though I was tired. It was really relaxing. This mediation session is organized every evening at 6:30pm & a yoga session is organized at 6:30am every morning. 

Coming to food, they serve only vegan vegetarian food & each person’s meal is customized as per their body & mind condition. I loved how well curated my each meal was in terms of nutrition. Also, all the toiletries & herbal oils are manufacture at their own factories.

Well, the detox weekend came to an end & so did my trip, it was time to bid goodbye & come back home with a much stable mind & body. Thank you Kairali for this amazing detox weekend.  



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