Over the years, most business leaders have told us that the ultimate luxury in today’s time is peace of mind. And, especially in a metropolis, the value of self-indulgence is invaluable. Go, buy some for yourself at India’s most luxurious spas.
Hammam bath, Aheli, The Roseate, New Delhi
A lavish abode for leisure travellers and professionals, Spa Aheli at The Roseate, New Delhi, is where the magic begins. The spa houses four indoor treatment suites, private verandahs, a couple of therapy suites and a special zone for a Turkish bath. Indulge in a blissful Middle Eastern bath therapy Hammam for 75 minutes that begins with 15 minutes of steam, a relieving head shampoo, facial cleansing and scrubbing. The service requires the guest to lie on a warm marble bed for a complete body cleansing experience, which is followed by exfoliation, bubble massage, body mask and moisturising.
Bamboo massage, Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel, Pune
The spa at Sheraton Grand Pune is where wellness meets personalised treatments. One of the exceptional inclusions on the menu is the Bamboo Massage. The masseuse uses bamboo sticks of distinct lengths on the client’s pressure points to calm nerves and loosen stiff muscles. The therapy is a combination of varying massage styles and facilitates blood circulation and improves lymph drainage.
Sports massage, Imperial Spa, The Imperial, New Delhi
The Imperial Spa of The Imperial, New Delhi offers a fitness ritual, also called the sports massage. Customised as per the guest’s physical issues, this massage treats musculoskeletal aches through deep tissue techniques. The thoroughly remedial massage address issues related to injuries, work stress, chronic pain and posture.
Philippine Hilot, Club Olympus, Hyatt Regency Delhi
A holistic therapy, Philippine Hilot is one of those rare traditional Filipino techniques, which gives offers sensorial pleasure like no other. In the 75-minute session, a therapist uses a mix of virgin coconut oil, warm banana leaves and hilot balm to release joint pains to carefully treat dislocated joints. This ancient healing treatment corrects body imbalances by rekindling the connection between the body and mind.
Classic Hungarian experience, Chi, The Spa, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Chi, The Spa offers a premium European spa service called the Classic Hungarian experience for 90 minutes. It is designed for complete rejuvenation. It begins with a vigorous yet gentle body brushing and further uses Hungarian moor mud sourced from the mineral-enriched thermal springs of Hungary for exfoliation. A deep cleansing mud mask is then slathered on to the body, and the therapist massages the scalp to relieve the guest of any stress.
Aromachologie massage, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg
Situated in the Pir Panjal range of the majestic Himalayas, The Khyber resort offers one of the best classic spa experiences in the winter wonderland of Gulmarg. Bringing to Kashmir, the traditions and rituals inspired by France’s Provence region is the popular international spa L’Occitane. Here, one way to get into the ideal Zen mode is the reviving aromachologie treatment, which combines Swedish and Balinese massage and various acupressure techniques, to restore your physical and spiritual state of being.
Energy balancing with Himalayan singing bowl, The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
In Agra, The Oberoi Amarvilas’s spa is perhaps the only one in the country that provides a massage experience that also includes the best view of the Taj Mahal. Amarvilas’ energy balancing spa begins with long, stimulating massage strokes to activate energy centres. After which a Himalayan singing bowl is strategically placed on your body to create sonic vibrations that ripple through the body, transporting you into a deeply relaxed and meditative state.
Rollerssage, Heavenly Spa, The Westin Mumbai Garden City
The spa at the Westin Mumbai Garden City’s Rollerssage is one of the popular signature rituals of the property. Rollerssage uses heated pure round crystals and semi-precious stones that are rolled over the body with gentle strokes of the Swedish massage technique. This helps penetrate healing ingredients deep into your skin for a complete healing experience, and relaxes stressed muscles.
Moisturising candle massage, The Lodhi spa, The Lodhi, New Delhi
The moisturising candle massage is a thoroughly hydrating treatment, which includes the use of a black warm soy candle. The candle slowly penetrates through the deep layers of your skin, moisturising your skin and restoring the skin’s health. These eco-friendly candles and essential oils also work as great antioxidants.
Ancient Thai massage, Iridium Spa, St. Regis Mumbai
One of the most renowned spas in the city, Iridium Spa at St. Regis Mumbai is a haven of tranquil experiences. Slotted for 60, 90 and 120 minutes, Ancient Thai massage is a soulful session of old, sacred methods of healing. This holistic therapy uses rocking and rhythmic compressions on targeted pressure points, along with assisted yoga postures. Also called dry Thai massage, this treatment is sought after for its power to balance the energy flow of your body and mind.