: Siddhalepa Spa
When I strode into Anarva I felt I
removed my cloak of tension and stepped into a place
of tranquility. The warm and courteous greeting, accompanied
by a delightful cup of herbal tea and the pervading
aroma of flowers and herbs filled my senses. The reception
area was pleasant and tastefully decorated to make any
visitor comfortable and relaxed. The painting in the
foyer depicts star signs, as astrology plays a role
in healing mind, body and soul.
Anarva by Siddhalepa is the leading
Ayurveda Spa in Sri Lanka. Pronounced 'An-arva', which
means irresistible, enchanting, delightful, fascinating,
enticing and boundless in Sanskrit, is the ultimate
in Ayurvedic Spa treatment to restore, revive and rejuvenate
When perusing the ‘menu’
of the delights Anarva had to offer, I wish I could
have spent the entire day and had a complete makeover!
Clean and tidy changing rooms (gents separate) were
a welcome sight, where slippers and a comfortable robe
were offered prior to seeing the Doctor. Yes, a Doctor
would listen to your ailments and recommend special
oils which would bring relief to the sufferer.
From a head and complete body massage
to a herbal steam bath (where one sees the ceiling which
has a 'sky' effect) whilst lying on a bed of leaves
with vapour filtered through herbs steaming around you,
to a pebble walk after a foot massage, is indeed my
idea of bliss! The various treatments, Jacuzzi, body
wrap, and of course their Signature Treatments, Verathavaruma
(exotic body glow) and Kaayalaguthwaya (Slimming) among
others, is an experience never to be missed.
An Anarva Gift Voucher will be an
excellent way to treat your friends and loved ones to
a day of relaxation at this beautiful Spa.
The Anarva Spa owned and managed by
Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital was opened in Mount Lavinia.
This is the first Ayurveda Spa in the city.
"We introduced this concept to
Colombo since it will allow more Sri Lankans living
in City to patronize this service, Director of Siddhalepa
Vindyani Hettigoda said.
There are many hotels that are offering
Ayurveda treatment and therapy and they are all based
out of Colombo.
"With Anarva in Mount Lavinia
people now do not have to go out of City looking for
this kind of luxury" she said. "We have made
a sizable investment for the project and the results
are already on the way," she said. This Spa meaning
irresistible enchanting, delightful, fascinating, enticing,
and boundless in Sanskrit is the ultimate in Ayurveda
spa treatment to restore, revive and rejuvenate naturally.
"A trip to the Anarva Spa will
rejuvenate a person naturally and this is a concept
that is gaining in popularity all over the world. People
are once again beginning to enjoy the ancient Ayurveda
secrets of health, beauty and relaxation" she said.
A doctor would first listen to a person's
aliment and recommend special oils and treatment to
bring relief. The treatment offered at the Spa range
from 20-minute head massage to six-hour full day Ayurveda
The Spa will be opened from 7.30 a.m.
to 8 p.m. and a courteous greeting accompanied by a
delightful cup of herbal tea and pervading aroma of
flowers and herbs awaits the visitor.