A life of an IT professional revolves around the office and home. Like thousands of other, my day starts with going to the office and coming back home after a long hard day. Wrapped in the busy schedule, I never even realised when had I been engulfed by depression. Work-related stress can take a severe toll on the body and mind of a person. Deadlines and long working hours had a same effect on me. Before realising, the tensions from my workplace seeped into my personal life. It affected my sleep, my health. I could not sleep at night and got into the habit of excessive smoking and drinking, so much so that I almost started behaving like an addicted. After coming home from work, I started having headaches almost regularly. A friend of mine suggested me to go to Ayurmana for a few weeks. I had never even heard about the place before and hence, was a sceptic. After he advised me, I gave it a thought to at least get information about the place.
My condition was worsening so much that I decided to set my priorities right. The amount of work pressure we need to deal with in our daily lives is huge. In fact, I was slowly succumbing to pain in my spinal cord due to sitting for a long time. Neglecting my back pain was becoming a rising problem. I slowly realised that the depression was turning into a chronic one. During the weekends, I did not feel like going out or socialising. Due to the friend’s pressure, as a last resort, I finally decided to check the Ayurmana review while sitting in office. Everyone been there had given best feedbacks and I was convinced to try out the place. I thought to myself that if not anything else, at least I would get to have a vacation for three weeks.
Journey to Ayurmana
I was sceptic throughout the entire time. My friend repeatedly tried to convince me about the healing power of the place, but I had my fair share of doubts. How could a place famous for Ayurvedic medicine cure me of my depression and my back pain when several doctors could not? Anyway, I arrived at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station where three members from Ayurmana came to welcome me. Kerala is known to be the home for some of the best healers of the world. The place was located on top of Dharmagiri Hills, and within half an hour, we reached there. I had come across golden feedbacks about the serenity of the place in the Ayurmana reviews previously. I could not believe my eyes as I stood on top of the hills; the view from up there was beyond words.
I was then taken to my cottage. The very first thing that impressed me was the fact that they did not haggle me much about check-in securities. I asked them about security measures, and the receptionist calmly said to me that anyone whatsoever can seek treatment here! Moreover, the tranquillity of the place is so peaceful that you feel half of your problems vanishing without any treatment. The magic of Ayurmana impressed me within the first hour of the arrival! The most unique part about this place was that the doctors insisted to be addressed as healers as they believed in becoming friends with the patients first and then healing them.
People went there with different problems. Some had weight issues, while some suffered from chronic depression. The doctors and healers attended to everybody individually and the whole process was done with such personal care, just as rightly mentioned in the Ayurmana review. Rejuvenated after seeing everything, I could not wait to start my own treatment.
The Advent of the Healing Process
The next day, my treatment started with an elaborate planning from my healer. She gave me a chart of what to do when, and to my utter astonishment, I found that my course of three weeks was packed with activities. The very first thing that I had to attend to was a counselling session. Never in my wildest imagination had I ever thought that back pain could be healed with counselling! However, in the Ayurmana reviews, I had come across quite some feedbacks about the effectiveness of one-on-one counselling sessions. Initially, I felt a bit reserved to share my worries with a complete stranger. But the healer slowly talked me into my comfort zone, and before realising, I was pouring out my worries and stresses to her. Later, she told me that half of our problems were due to this, and I felt relatively lighter after talking to her. However, I had to repeat the session every alternate day for the coming three weeks.
The next day started with a relief massage. I had been to spas before but never have I ever, felt this relaxed. The healer informed me that all my muscle spasms would be taken care of and the toxins would be pumped out. The warm oil had medicinal properties and relaxed me to a great extent. Besides, it seemed that Ayurmana was quite famous for the masseurs! I almost used to go off to sleep each time I had to go for the massages! The oil that was applied to my back. I cannot express in words, had such a calming effect on me, almost to the extent of relaxing my nerves throughout the entire body.
Another big reason for my problem was my unhealthy lifestyle. I resorted to junk foods, smoking and alcohol day after day to relieve myself of the stress. The dieticians gave me a strict diet and advised me to steer clear of all the toxic substances. I did not even realise how fast the three weeks passed. Staying true to the glorious Ayurmana review, my problems vanished within the stipulated time. In fact, even after resuming my normal lifestyle, I never went back to the unhealthy lifestyle and has been living well since then