Dr.V.Franklin , founder of ShinShiva , hails from a family with 400 year old tradition in Ayurvedic Treatment. Aside from this hereditary background, Dr.Franklin is an academically qualified physician, holding a bachelors degree from the University of Kerala and Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Bombay University. He joined Government service and retired as District Medical Officer, In the Ayurvedic System of Medicine . Post retirement he worked as physiotherapist for the Qatar based Rayyan Football team, Where he won the appreciation of Players and coaches of the Brazilian and English football team as well.
Back home in kerala , he started an Ayurvedic treatment centre for tourists at the Neptune Hotel, Kovalam in 1988. He was the first to initiate the concept of Ayurvedic Tourism. In 2003 he founded Dr.Franklin's Shinshiva Ayurvedashram , which is the Mecca for discerning health seekers World wide
Dr.Franklin travels abroad every year with a team of Professional Masseurs providing treatments in countries like Chile , Georgia and Germany, and in Places like Lugarno ( Switzerland ) Milan , Florence and Turin(Italy) , and Warsaw (Poland ) and Popularizing Ayurveda as a highly effective alternative method of Treatment.
In recognition of his services he was awarded the Tourism Man of the Year Award in 1999 , and the kerala Sahridayavedi award in 2005 for the best Ayurveda Doctor in Tourism. Dr.Franklins Shinshiva Ayurvedashram was awarded the GREEN LEAF Classification by Tourism Department , Govt . Of Kerala.