The term "medical tourism" is used to describe visiting a country to use their medical and or dental facilities rather than using much more expensive medical/dental facilities here in the UK. Before committing to this you must research as much as possible about the treatment you are looking for, whether it is cosmetic surgery or mainline surgery for a specific ailment.
Sri Lanka has an excellent private medical network with highly trained and qualified (mostly English speaking) doctors and surgeons, many with qualifications from the UK, Australia and the USA. They are supported by experienced and highly trained medical staff at modern, "state of the art" fully equipped, well-staffed private medical centres with excellent diagnostic and treatment resources.
Obviously cosmetic surgery or cosmetic dentistry uses different techniques and materials for different procedures so it is essential you fully research what materials and procedures are used by the provider, and it is essential that fully compare all services, treatments, costs and especially the credentials and professional qualifications of providers.
Another point to consider is how long you will be away, will you need to be accompanied, how fit you will be to return by air after your procedure, and what type of recuperation period and in what accommodation surroundings you are looking for in Sri Lanka.
However attractive the prospect of vastly reduced prices for cosmetic surgery in an exotic country such as Sri Lanka sounds, you must ensure that you will be comfortable on the long flight from the UK or medically fit enough to travel back back from Sri Lanka to the UK - and MOST IMPORTANTLY will your UK doctor think you are fit enough for long distance travel. Don't let the destination overwhelm you with its exotic nature - versus the reality of the surgery/dentistry/medical treatment and the capability and the professional reputation of the medical provider of these services.
In relation to costs - make sure you fully understand EXACTLY what is included in the medical procedure cost(s) and what would happen in the case that the procedure and recovery is delayed due to complications or delays outside of your control.
WE CAN ACT AS YOUR TRAVEL BROKER - to make sure that you fully understand ALL the travel costs involved - as well as act as your travel agent throughout your trip and to provide urgent travel assistance in case anything does not go to plan. Arranging a trip overseas for medical treatment is a daunting prospect and you are STRONGLY advised NOT to do this yourself and to use a travel agent/broker to look after your interests.
Our services would include EXTENSIVE travel advice such as all itinerary planning, flights, travel insurance recommendation(s) passport checking, travel visas, airport transfers, transfers to and from the medical provider location, *liason with the medical provider (*if required), accommodation, food and drink if included in your accommodation package, pre or post op travel or tours and any other travel related requirements.
Please contact us for detailed information how we can assist you.
Translated - means the science of life, or the practise of healthy living, focussing on improving the well being of a person with herbal medicines and natural treatments for physical and psychological well-being. This medicine has been practised in Sri Lanka for over 2500 years.
Instances abound of ayurvedha medicine and can be traced even back to ancient times with Sri Lankan Kings showing their skills as surgeons and physicians. Among the royal practitioners of Ayurvedha was King Buddhadasa (Anuradhapura 330-400 A.D.) who performed an operation of the Snake Cobra to save his life.
Today the value of Ayurvedha has been wholeheartedly embraced by the western world as a way to heal the body, mind and soul. The advantage of Ayurvedha treatments are that their are no side effects, it is completely natural, and healing is by treating the root of the cause of the illness and not the symptoms. We represent a number of prestigious Ayurveda Resorts in Sri Lanka including the Ayurveda Resort, the magnificent Ulpotha Village, (also described as the best Yoga Retreat in the world), and the magnificent purpose built Ayurveda Pavilions on the beach front in Negomobo. Please contact us for full details.
Yoga & Yoga Schools/Retreats
Yoga has a deep spiritual history in Sri Lanka, being widely practised in Yoga retreats and Ashrams and now in a majority of quality hotels, retreats and resorts in Sri Lanka. Yoga itself dates back to the ancient Vedic period in India from about 5,000 years ago and which was the pinnacle of spiritual and cultural development. The word `Yoga' comes from the Sanskrit word 'yuj' meaning to unite or to merge.
Yoga is based on the concept that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind, and by controlling breathing and holding the body in specific postures (in yogic terms: 'Asanas') moribund energy centres in the body are opened thus contributing to improved mental calmness, well being and physical health. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in Asia as a complement to Ayurvedic medicine and healing.
Ayurveda and Yoga come from the same background and examines the mind– body relationship from the perspective of maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. In todays busy and stressed life more and more of us are turning to yoga to help us deal with stress and to also help us maintain our overall health, well-being and life itself.
We represent a number of quality Yoga and Ayuveda Resorts/Retreats in Sri Lanka including the famous Villa de Zoysa and Ayurveda Pavillions - as well we can organise private yoga teachers for you if required. Galle and Negombo are the main areas for private tuition and Yoga schools.
Please contact us for more information and assistance.
Spas & Spa Experiences
A Spa experience in Sri Lanka is very different from the Spa concept that one finds in other countries. Sir Lanka with its traditional roots in ayurvedha medicine and yoga is probably one of the best suited and most affordable destinations in the world for a Spa based holiday that ticks all the boxes for relaxation, well-being and spiritual refreshment and renewal.
The rapid growth and growing sophistication of Sri Lanka as an upmarket travel and holiday destination from the UK has now attracted a number of highly developed international based Spa companies (eg: Angsana and Six Senses Spas) to bring their extensive Spa management experience to Sri Lankan luxury hotels to provide a complete well-being package that unlike UK and most European Spas - are exceptional value for money. Most Spa packages offer a complete package of well-being treatments and experiences - including ancient therapies and relaxation such as ayurvedic healing, yoga, aromotherapy, meditation and complete body pampering regimes including Raiki, Thai and Shiatsu massage techniques.
All of Sri Lanka's major luxury and upmarket hotels and resorts - particularly along the coast as well as many inland hotels also have extensive spa facilities set in beautiful peaceful surroundings. Examples of these include the magnificent pristine over-water Spa of Vil Uyana gracefully blending into its lotus filled waterways, the famous Lighthouse Hotel & Spa in Galle - a stunning and peaceful haven set on a hill with magnificent coastal views and a tranquil spa ocean breeze, and the absolutely breathtaking Aman Resort's Amangalla Spa baths with their 5 softly lit treatment chambers with saunas, steam rooms and the superb hydrotherapy area - a truly memorable experience in ancient indulgences, all contained within the ancient 17th century Dutch Fort in the historic world heritage listed city of Galle.
As an added bonus for the more adventurous and nature lover is that Galle is also adjacent to the major whale watching southern coast area in Sri Lanka.
For an extensive list of Spa experiences and Spa Resorts please contact us for full details.