My Ayuvedic Experience in Kerela, India

by Nicole Farrell

I've travelled to Kerela before so I had heard of Ayuvedic treatment and even had a couple of massages. Earlier this year I decided to focus on my health and book 28 days of treatment. I googled, read reviews and asked for personal recommendations. I booked a resort at the recommendation of an Ayuvedic doctor in Sydney. Unfortunately it was not of a good standard and I moved to Mekosha and stayed for a further 14 days.

    

Mekosha is set in small village away from the hustle and bustle of Indian life. The gardens, river and pool make the setting ideal for rest and relaxation. There are 11 rooms and each has a massage table and balcony. 

     

 

    

 The meals at Mekosha were delicious. I now like most Indian breakfasts (although not as much as Vegemite on toast!) There was indoor and outdoor dining and the tables were communal so it was a great way to get to know guests from all over the world. Making life long friends at Mekosha was one of the highlights.

    

 

  

 The chef and staff encouraged guests to visit the open kitchen and learn to cook our favourite meals. 

  

Treatments are individualised for each person. I usually had 3 treatments a day, lasting about 2 hours in total. 

  

This is the steam bath. It was a bizarre experience (luckily I don't get claustrophobic!)

  

These are some of the treatment. The pouches are filled with herbs and used in conjunction with a massage. The power is rubbed on the body in a massage also.

 Mekosha can arrange afternoon outings and this was great opportunity to visit local shops and the markets. 

   

   

 After 14 days at Mekosha I am well on my way to my fitness and weight goals. I've been home for 10 days and am not tempted by sugar and junk food. This is a major step in the right direction for me!

    

 I visited more than 7 resorts in and around Trivandrum and in my opinion, nothing compares to Mekosha. The staff are happy and genuinely want the best for you. The setting, quality of treatments and positive atmosphere are second to none. Use the code NICOLEATMEKOSHA and you'll get a discount on your booking. If you have any questions, please get in touch. I am happy to chat about my experiences.