HETTIGODA Group will be opening its second ayurvedic health resort in Sri Lanka come October 2016. The 100-room health resort, which caters to medical tourists, is currently under construction in Colombo.
It will become a hub for patients in the nearby Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital, said Priyantha Ratnayake, resident manager of Hettigoda’s first resort, the Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort in Wadduwa.
Authentic ayurvedic treatments include those for stress, arthritis, joint pain, obesity, and post-cancer treatment, as well as yoga and meditation for mental and spiritual healing.
Ratnayake said 99 per cent of their clients are from Europe, mainly Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Customers from Russia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore and the Middle East are also on the rise.
Hettigoda Group also has three ayurveda centres in Germany, manufactures around 400 herbal-based ayurveda products used in its centres in Sri Lanka and Germany, and grows its own herbs, medicinal trees and vegetables.