Andhra Pradesh

Stress-busting at spas the in-thing in Ongole

An Ayurvedic spa in Ongole.— Photo: Kommuri Srinivas  

Spa culture is gaining ground in Ongole, with denizens looking for places to rejuvenate after a week of stressful work to be ready for yet another faced-paced week.

The change in people’s lifestyle is evident from the number of spas mushrooming in every nook and corner of the city, offering, among other services, herbal therapies in a cosy environment. “Ayurveda offers cure to lifestyle diseases for which there is no permanent cure in allopathy,” points out Dr. G. Padmajathi, Senior Medical Officer at the Government Ayurvedic Hospital here.

Herbal preparations coupled with yoga and meditation can keep chronic illnesses such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression and obesity under check, she adds.

One can go for herbal treatment to get rid of ‘doshas’, the root cause for all ailments, asserts Dr. A.P. Aneeb of Keraleeya Ayurveda, which offers a range of treatments to woo Ongolites, who, in normal course, go all the way to Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Kottakal and Thrissur (Kerala) for a permanent cure to persisting ailments.

The services offered include ‘Panchakarma’, ‘Navara Kizhi’, ‘Pizhichil’, ‘Thakradhara’ and ‘Ksheeradhara’, says Dr Athira Kotheri.

“We also suggest physical fitness regime, wellness education and healthy food habits for people to get rid of lifestyle diseases,” says Mr. Prakash Babu of Ayurvedic Spa Centre near Prakasam Bhavan.

“We offer a variety of spa services to facilitate renewal of mind, body and spirit,” according to S.Aravind, Regional Manager of Kareena Kapoor-sponsored Naturals, a hair and beauty salon chain. “Hair spa, foot spa and beauty treatments offered by us enable people to feel beautiful from inside and face life, with a lot of positivity,” says S. Radha of Naturals.

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