Ayurvedic spa trend

Ayurvedic therapy session at the Peninsula Spa. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Julie Eyres has stayed in spas all over the world. But one place she returns to each year is the Ayurveda Spa in the Orange County Resort in Coorg, India.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 10:53am

The Wow Factor

Balance it out

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture ...

1. Which Australian entertainer sang the alternative Christmas carol Six White Boomers?

2. How many pipers piping did my true love give to me?

3. What was Scrooge's first name?

4. Which Hollywood maverick starred in 2003's Bad Santa?

5. The Maji brought the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. What is myrrh?

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

The Elephanta Suite

The Elephanta Suite

by Paul Theroux

Penguin, HK$144

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: We've heard of ayurvedic massage, but ayurvedic clothing? How does that work?

Ayurvedic massage - a speciality of India's Kerala state - is familiar to all spa-goers. The body, dripping with hot herbal oils, is kneaded like dough until the toxins and tensions of modern life have been pummelled out of it.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


The spa includes the Ayurvedic Sanctuary, which contains a hand-carved Neem Tree bed, thought to be the only one of its kind in Hong Kong. The southern Indian wood it is carved from is said to be the best-known of Ayurvedic medicinal trees and is considered to have healing and antibacterial properties.

22 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Eat, sleep and be merry

DHANANJAY KULKARNI has been practising the ayurveda lifestyle for about four years. He hasn't been to a doctor in that time. 'It's the school of life,' he says. 'It's how you align your body with nature.'

9 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Food and thought

Ayurveda states that the different universal elements - vata, pitta and kapha - are strong at different times of the day, so not only do we need to eat foods corresponding to our doshas, but we also need to eat at suitable times.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

New council to regulate traditional Chinese medicine

A regulatory body to take up the overall administration of traditional Chinese medicine and its practitioners is likely to be set up next year, health chiefs said yesterday.

7 Nov 1997 - 12:00am