Here you’ll find places we trust dedicated to this wise and ancient healing art. Ayurveda is probably the oldest system of healthcare on earth and it doesn’t hold with half-hearted measures – its aim is to attain perfect health and vibrant wellbeing. An ayurveda retreat is ideal if you feel in need of a total health overhaul. Some ayurveda retreats offer panchakarma, or ayurvedic detox, which involves a stringent diet, abdominal massage and other therapies, or you can go to a retreat or spa and dip into the ayurvedic world in a light way. Happily, ayurveda will encourage you to work with your body rather than against it.