Prince Charles celebrates birthday at wife Camilla’s favourite wellness centre

Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are currently at Soukya Holistic Centre at Bangalore and the Royals will also celebrate his 71st birthday here in a low-key affair today.

It may be making headlines world over. But that is not something new for Dr. Issac Mathai M.D, who is an internationally renowned holistic health consultant.

Prince and the Duchess are just the latest additions to the long list of Indian and foreign celebrities and VVIPs who have are so happy about Dr Mathai’s treatment and the centre. Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Hollywood actor Emma Thompson are among the many dignitaries.

Prince Charles is currently on his 10th official visit to India and has completed the first leg in Delhi. He is joining his wife Camilla who has been undergoing a week-long rejuvenation therapy here from November 11. This is not the first time here for Duchess who first visited Soukya in 2010 for sinusitis treatment. This is in fact her sixth visit. But this time, she came with five others. Dr Mathai has been a consultant for the royal family for several years.

She is staying at the royal presidential suite at the centre and is on a South Indian diet comprising vegetarian organic food. The couple is said to be fond of idly, dosa and organic soups, according to media reports.

Soukya website says it has 30 acre Organic Farm to restore your body’s natural balance of mind body and spirit. “This is first-of-its-kind healing sanctuary practises an integrative treatment approach that integrates different traditional, time-tested and natural systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga & Naturopathy and other Complementary Therapies.”

The International Holistic Health Centre is a residential medical institute where focus is given on health promotion, early intervention and the treatment of illness. This is based on a unique protocol which prescribes individualised treatment schedules and custom-prepared medicines for each person by our medical team of doctors.

Soukya was founded by Dr. Issac Mathai who is the Chairman, Managing and Medical Director. His wife, Dr. Suja Issac, PhD (Foods & Nutrition) is the Co-Founder & Executive Director.

Dr. Mathai is from a family that has a tradition of homoeopathic medical practice for over 50 years. Dr.Mathai graduated from the A.N.S.S. Medical College – Kerala, India and took his M.D. (Homeopathy) from the Hahnemann Post-Graduate Institute of Homeopathy, London, following this he took his M.R.C.H. (London). He also studied Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Acupuncture at the W.H.O. Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, China, and received training from the Mind-Body Medicine programme at Harvard Medical School in the US.

He worked at the 101 clinic in London for 10 yrs which is Europe’s First and largest Holistic Healthcare clinic. During his time in London, he realised when he taught Yoga and Transcendental Meditation that integrating different systems of medicine gave far better results and no side effects rather than following one system of medicine, thereby envisioning a Holistic Centre in India integrating different systems of medicine. He is also a visiting consultant at various Holistic centres in London and the US.

Dr. Suja Issac holds a PhD in Foods & Nutrition and has graduated with a B.Sc. in Home Science and went on to do her M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Foods & Nutrition at the Women’s Christian College, Madras University.

Dr.Suja Issac is the driving force behind the design, architecture and landscaping of SOUKYA. Due to her passion and innate sense of design, aesthetics and critical attention to minute details SOUKYA has turned out to be a Haven not only for guests from over 100 countries but also abode to rare species of birds and animals.


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