Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort — the spa you MUST visit

When was the last time you went to a spa? In the first place, have you ever been to one? Okay, regardless of whether you have gone or not, if you want to rejuvenate yourself, de-stress, calm your body and mind, heal your soul, and feel energetic, there is one place you absolutely must go to – the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala.

Actually, Somatheeram is not just a spa – it is a holistic wellness centre that treats your body and mind with authentic and traditional ayurvedic therapies. But you don’t have to be unwell in the physical sense to benefit from the various treatments offered at Somatheeram – you just have to be willing to re-discover yourself.

So, how do you reach there?

The resort is nestled on a hillock a few kilometres south of the Kovalam beach, falling within the city centre of Thiruvananthapuram. It is 21 km from the International Airport at Thiruvananthapuram, and about 9 kms from Kovalam. Established in 1985, the resort is located in a wide expanse of greenery right next to the sea. The air is fresh and literally recharges your batteries. It is the ideal place to unwind, meditate, take long walks, enjoy panoramic views, soak in the local culture, and, in a general sense, experience wellbeing.

What can you expect there?

The resort offers medical treatments as well as beauty and wellness therapies.

It has a dedicated beauty clinic offering several services. The therapies and treatments are traditional, some of them dating back to several hundred years. Every beauty programme is designed on the Vata, Pita and Kapha principles to bring about a feeling of general wellbeing. The treatments use only natural ingredients and are formulated with a thorough understanding of the therapeutic effects of herbs.

Here’s a list of some of the services:

Hastha & Padha Pariraksha – Traditional Ayurvedic Hand & Feet Care Program (Manicure & Pedicure)

These treatments are based on natural ingredients, and work wonders.

Kesa Samrakshanam (Ayurvedic Hair Care and Beautification Methods)

Your scalp will be moisturized and massaged with herbal oils or juices that nourish and strengthen the hair roots and promote hair growth. You can also go for haircutting and styling.

Twak Pariraksha (Skin Toning and Skin Care Programmes)

The cleansing, toning, scrubs and face massages make use of a combination of exotic Indian Ayurvedic herbs and the natural goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. Your skin will be gently cleansed, exfoliated and nourished.


In this therapy, a special Ayurveda herbal paste will be massaged vigorously onto the skin for about 40 minutes. This exfoliates dry skin, strengthens the tissues and removes dead cells. It also melts cellulite and excess fat from the body.

Mukha Pariraksha (Face Care)

This includes various therapies and skin care techniques that are as old as the hills. You can go for several kinds of facials, including the Honey Neem facial, Turmeric Sandal facial, Aloe Vera facial, Carrot Thulasi facial, Soma Herbal facial, Neem Sandal facial, Flower facial, Thanka Bhasmam facial (Gold facial), and more.

Besides, anti wrinkle treatment and eyebrow shaping services are also available.

At the end of the sessions, you can go for boat rides, long walks, beach games, and the like. So, pack your essentials and head off.


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