In conjunction with World Sleep Day, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka has rolled out a five-day Ayurvedic retreat to reset unhealthy sleep patterns, promising guests a holistic journey guided by a team of wellness professionals.
The Deep Sleep Ayurveda programme begins with a consultation with the resort’s Doctor of Ayurveda, the sixth in a family line of healers. Based on each guest’s dosha and vikruti, a tailored plan for diet, movement, relaxation and sleep is drawn up.
Each day begins with journal keeping and a healthy breakfast. Natural exercise then follows with kayaking on the lagoon or fishing with locals. Ayurvedic treatments such as Marma Abhyanga bring deep relaxation with massage focusing on the body’s energy meridians, while local experiences such as a visit to a Buddhist temple encourage stillness of the mind.
The day winds down with a technology blackout and Slumber Guru ritual, with an in-room aromatherapy bath followed by an oil massage to coax guests into deep sleep.
The Deep Sleep Ayurveda retreat starts at US$2,000 net per person, inclusive of healthy wellness cuisine and exclusive of accommodation in a room or villa.