As the sun unleashes its fury, a great way to rejuvenate is to head to the top spas and de-stress in style. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach retreat or an exotic mountain idyll, Faye Remedios lists the most indulgent treats around
Happy Feet is the first fish therapy designer concept spa in Delhi.
In Turkish Spas, the Garra Rufa fish live, breed and feed off
the skin of people They only consume disease-afflicted skin cells
and naturally dead skin cells, and allow healthy skin to grow.
Here too, the omnivorous fish ‘nibble’ on the dead skin cells
present on the surface of the skin while exuding a mild enzyme
that prevents the fast development of cells on the skin. A standard
treatment takes approximately one hour in which you completely
submerge the area to be treated into the tank filled with the
Garra Rufas and relax while they get to work. Once they’re done,
you’re treated to a soothing massage that will help nourish the
Select CITYWALK Saket, New Delhi – 110 017. Tel: 9811088957
For those who want to recreate a spa environment at home, the
Sacred Origins Home Spa home delivers spa services to any location
of your choice and lists Heaven, a pure oxygen facial as a perennial
favourite. As we age, oxygen levels decrease at the cellular level,
resulting in loss of elasticity and the formation of lines and
wrinkles. In addition, pollution, late nights and stress all contribute
to dull, lifeless and ageing skin. Here, oxygen jets and active
ingredients in the serum help restructure skin, visibly plumping
out lines and reducing surface scarring. The results are immediate
and this oxygen therapy continues to work long after the treatment
is over, stimulating cell regeneration. This is followed by a
foot reflexology treatment to ensure bliss.
C-6 Ionic, Justice Vyas Marg, Colaba, Mumbai. Tel: 9930852888
Cosmic Mandala15 offers a one-of-a-kind ear spa which uses a combination
of pure wax candles and a gentle soothing ear neck and scalp massage,
to set the mood for absolute relaxation. The procedure is relatively
simple – basically one end of two hollow beeswax candles is lit.
The other end is placed closed to the ear hole at an angle so
as to allow a few drops of melted wax to enter the ear hole. When
the candle is inserted in the ear canal, it produces sound vibrations
which in turn cause a gentle massage of the eardrum. Thus, a sense
of relaxation is induced simultaneously in both ears. As the ear
spa treatment pampers your senses, it also cures a number of ailments
such as insomnia, congestion, migraine and earache.
C-5 Amarchand Mansion, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai. Tel: 022
The 50-minute treatment at the Iosis Medi Spa starts with a massage-cum-exfoliation
lotion after which the body is cocooned with an algae body pack
that combines the properties of brown and red seaweed. Then you
are wrapped in a cellophane sheet and further covered with the
blanket to facilitate easy penetration. The heat generated also
helps in absorption and removal of toxins through sweating. After
this, a refreshing shower followed by intense moisturising leaves
skin soft and supple. Rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamins,
this treatment also stimulates the slimming process.
Link Palace, Lokhandwala, Andheri, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2635190
This O2 Intraceuticals Rejuvenation Infusion at the Asian Roots
Medi Spa takes years off your face in just 60 minutes and is suitable
for all skin types. Combined with topical hyperbaric oxygen technology,
the Intraceuticals Rejuvenation Serum stimulates regeneration
of new cells while vitamins A, C, and E and green tea are powerful
antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Laser skin rejuvenation
is a treatment that can safely be carried out in your lunch break.
Fine lines and blemishes virtually disappear and skin feels rejuvenated,
radiant, moisturised and fresh.
B-5/15, Main Road , Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi. Tel: 011
For those who want to add some serious curves, this butt augmentation
procedure at the Evolve Med Spa And Wellness Centre results in
youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile.
The procedure involves removing fat from selected areas of your
body. The doctor performing the procedure purifies the fat, then
re-injects selected donor fat cells into your buttocks. It is
designed to fill the upper half of your buttocks so that the derrière
appears lifted and youthful. The buttocks are first contoured
by performing liposuction in the areas around them to make them
stand out more. An additional benefit of this fat injection method
is that you not only get a more shapely behind, but the liposuctioned
area is leaner, giving your profile a more sensuous look.
Veena Apartments, 198 Dongersee Road, Teen Batti , Walkeshwar,
Mumbai. Tel: 022 23642452
Soma, Nectar of the Gods is an indulgent couple spa experience
that is available at the Boat Spa, Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur.
Two therapists offer a relaxing Indian aromatherapy massage, in
a romantic candle-lit ambience, using pure, evocative oils. Guests
relax in a soak tub rose petal bath, enjoying champagne and cheese
in privacy. After the treatments, they can recline on the private
deck and as a finale, they are offered fragrant garlands.
Lake Pichola, Udaipur. Tel: 294 242 8800
This in one of the newest additions to the spa menu at the Sereno
Spa, Park Hyatt, Goa, which includes a nutritional reshaping treatment
where the body is remodelled and the skin is left more toned,
smooth and compact. A black pepper mixture is scrubbed and gently
massaged all over the body. This encourages a delicate exfoliation
and a renewing action. A marine-based iodine cream is gently massaged
for a toning effect. This 90-minute session reduces the visibility
of cellulite. A soothing face massage that enhances the feeling
of relaxation and provides luminosity completes the treatment.
Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, South Goa 403 712. Tel: 832
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