An oasis of calm within the environs of the metropolis is hard to imagine. But The Roseate is here to bust all your myths. With large open lush green areas all around, this hotel is the perfect place to relax even if you are within the confines of a city. The Aheli Spa offers a perfect accompaniment to your rejuvenation. With an impressive spa menu, Aheli is your one stop destination of rejuvenation.
The Aheli Spa
The Aheli Spa has five rooms including three single ones, one couple and a special Hamam which offers the famed Turkish baths. These warm baths are infused with oils and are the perfect place to sweat out toxins post a massage. The spa is characteristic of the hotel, open areas with the Sun streaming in through large windows. I sit down to muse as Spa Director Sushma guides me through the menu over a cup of peppermint tea. I choose the Aheli Signature treatment (INR 6500) which has an amalgamation of therapies all rolled into one.
The Spa Rooms
The spa rooms are tastefully yet minimalistically decorated. A large table takes its place after a two sided dressing table. There are curtained changing rooms along with a lavatory and shower cum steam room. The toiletries are Kama Ayurveda products. The chair for the foot massage has a padding on the back making it really pleasurable when you lie back.
Aheli Signature Massage
The massage starts with a litany of stretching techniques. All those poses you see in spa photographs, yes all of those. My therapist them uses Pine wood oil and slowly starts to ease out the knots. There is serial alternation between using the fingers and forearms for maintaining pressure. She progresses systematically over the back, legs and arms before turning attention to the chest and head.
Do try out the Aheli Signature Massage at the Aheli spa, The Roseate New Delhi to rejuvenate you back and throw you back into the daily grind.
WelcomWellness Spa promises a heavenly experience from the time you step in. An escapade from the hustle-bustle of the city life, this is a perfect place to unwind and get in touch with the calmer you. Nestled about 20 km’s from the blue city Jodhpur at WelcomHotel it is a place to rejuvenate. What sets this luxurious spa apart from others in the city is the presence of a personal space in each one of its lavish spa rooms. Check into the Welcome Wellness the moment you get to the hotel. Welcom Wellness offers you an unparalleled rejuvenating experience. A spa that will wash away all the tiredness from the innumerous visits to the historical monuments. A must to calm your tensed nerves.
You are greeted with warmth and a big smile at the reception. One can smell the fragrance of essential oils and it’ll mentally make your body and mind feel relaxed. You start by filling out a form which speaks about allergies and different problems one might be facing. On the basis of your forms, the therapist will suggest massage accordingly. I was suggested to try the Wellness Body massage (back, shoulder, legs and head), so I decided to give it a try.
Wellness Body Massage.
People may think of a massage as a simple indulgence, but it is a great tool for overall health and well-being. Body massage helps to ease pain and help with inflammation while soothing stress and anxiety. There are many practical benefits to treating your body to a massage. The spa houses the whole range of wellness regimes starting from The Welcome Signature massage, deep tissue massage to rejuvenating body treatments which includes body polishing using sandalwood and turmeric. The spa boasts of two single rooms, a couple therapy rooms, a large waiting area for you to just unwind and relax before and after your therapy.
As I walked in, the room was turned into a comfortable den. I could smell the essential oils getting heated. I changed into a robe and settled myself to get the therapy started. The lights were turned low, aromatic candles were lit and gentle music was played to contribute creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere for the massage.
Given a choice, I chose pleasantly aromatic lavender oil for my therapy. My therapist began massaging my feet with the warm lavender oil and worked her way up to the legs. Then moved from the lower to upper back to loosen up the knots tensed knots and stressed back muscles. Continuing to do the neck and shoulders, then the hands and the arms and finishing with a head oil massage. These essential oils really seep into your skin and help you to reach an ultimate state of relaxation and rejuvenation. The strokes were light but the therapist took care of all the sore and tired muscles of my body. After my therapy, I went for a hot shower. Immediately after the shower, I had a boost of energy and a feeling of Wellness as I was promised.
This is one of the most relaxing massages that you’ll ever have. So next time you are visiting Jodhpur, do not forget to visit the WelcomWelness Spa at WelcomHotel, Jodhpur to rejuvenate you. Do try it out and let us know about your experience.
Nestled bang right in the bustling part of Chandigarh, the Amaira Spa & Club at Hyatt Regency Chandigarh provides you an oasis of calm as your run away from the hectic life of the city. Spread across a single floor, this tranquil award winning spa de-stresses you thoroughly. There are total of five therapy rooms with one earmarked for couple therapies. But what sets this luxurious spa apart from others in the city is the presence of a personal space each one of it’s lavish spa rooms. With steam and a Jacuzzi in each one of it’s spa rooms, the spa makes your transformation to tranquility that much better. The spa also has a Tony & Guy salon for all your beauty needs. A beautiful infinity swimming pool and a well stocked gym with a yoga room completes the itinerary.
We book yourself in for one of their most invigorating massage therapies, The Sports Massage Therapy. My therapist Cheering guides me to my therapy room which again throws up a surprise with the amount of spaces it gives you. The room is clutter free with the minimalist decor of the hotel being represented in the spa.
What we tried?
The Sports Massage opens with a traditional foot ritual, an ancient tradition symbolizing a purifying of the soul. The foot ritual opens up the positive energy channel. Another point of difference is that the foot ritual which incorporates a foot massage. This particular massage starts your rejuvenation instantly.
This is followed by a 60 minute session of massage to loosen tightened up muscles and eke out sore nerves. The Sports Massage is a deep tissue massage which starts off with dry Thai stretching techniques. My therapist stretches out the muscles and tendons. She then follows it up with a gradation of pressure techniques. She starts with her fingers then moving onto her knuckles followed by her arms and then finally with a Bamboo Stick. The Bamboo Stick flattens out all the knots that you might have. She then follows it up methodically all over my body to loosen out all my knots.
The massage ends with a face massage which focuses on specific points on my face along with the jawline to completely relax me. A dip in the hot Jaccuzi is what you need after the massage to wash away all your tiredness and feel all prim.
So next time you are visiting Chandigarh, do not forget to visit the Amaira Spa & Club to rejuvenate you.
Shri Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa promises a heavenly experience from the time you step in. An escapade from the hustle-bustle of the city life, this is a perfect place to unwind and get in touch with the spiritual you. It is located about 30 kilometres from the Mathura railway station. Spread over 25 acres of beautiful, tropical gardens at the foothills of the sacred Govardhan Parvat, this 50 cottage resort redefines luxury in the divine land of Krishna. Brij Vasundhara Resort has been creatively chalked out in the shape of a tree. Each branch along the trunk guides your way to a cluster named after an Indian River. Take a stroll around the cottages, the terracotta-hued pathway, well-kept landscapes at every turn with colourful flora and lush green trees. You might spot a few migratory birds from the nearby Bharatpur bird sanctuary if you’re lucky. If guests so desire, a butler will drive you in a golf buggy from your cottage to the restaurant or just ferry you around at a whim.
The resorts holds 40 two-bedroom family cottages and 10 one bedroom suite cottages to choose from with each cottage opening into a mini living space with a glass façade that ensures a vibrant green view across the hall. The cottages are well furnished with modern facilities like satellite TV, air conditioners, electronic safe, mini bar and writing desk. A personal garden space is also present for those who want to soak up the rays of the Sun.
Matki, the restaurant
Try a traditional vegetarian meal in their restaurant Matki. The food is simple yet very tasty. The food ranges from the delicacies of Mathura to other vegetarian food around India. Try out the Kashmiri Aloo ki Subzi for its subtle sweet flavours while the creamy Paneer tikka Malai leaves a delectable note on the palate. Yogurt and milk based desserts are a very integral part of Mathura cuisine. A range of sweets like Shahi tukda and the yoghurt infused chaanch drinks are a must try. These rustic authentic Indian vegetarian flavours will leave you licking your fingers.
Check into the Anubhuti Spa the moment you get to the resort. Anubhuti spa offers you an unparallel rejuvenating experience. A spa that will wash away all the tiredness of the Parikrama (religious rounds) and visits to the innumerous temples. A must to calm your tensed nerves. There is a variety of massages to choose from, from Balinese to Abhyangam to Swedish. My therapist Sunita gets to work perfectly ironing out all the knots in the muscles for an hour, almost putting me to sleep. The friction of hands with the oil creates a warmness that makes your skin feel nourished.
Wake up recharged in the mornings and take a quick stroll around the resort and pay a visit to the Krishna Temple inside the resort for some humble spiritual aarti (prayer) beginnings. A few dips early morning in the indoor swimming pool makes for a refreshing start. The Brij Vasundhara Resort And Spa also provides some indoor games like air hockey, table tennis and board games to get you and your children away from social media and gadgets. For the fitness freaks, there’s a well-equipped fitness centre and outdoor cycling. The resort is also perfect for luxurious destination weddings. With customizable packages for the banquet along with Gathbandhan lawn and Baithak (reception area), Brij Vasundhara resort gives you a wedding worth remembering.
Next time you’re visiting the pious city of Mathura, do check out the Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa to unwind far away from the hustle bustle of city life. You can visit their website here to check out the deals.
Today’s modern city life is stressful. Everyone is running the rat race to nothingness. The corporate culture is slowly but steadily sucking the life blood out of you. In the midst of all this, take some time out for yourself. Sawadhee Traditional Thai Spa offers you a perfect opportunity to sit back and unwind. Our Editor Sudipto De tells you why you should try out the Hot Stone Massage here?
Spread across three floors, this award winning day spa de-stresses you thoroughly, allowing you to jump back into the daily grind. The ground floor houses the foot reflexology area whereas the second floor houses four single therapy rooms while the top floor houses one single rooms along with two couple therapy rooms. The tranquil surroundings, the slow rustling of the water and the soft music start your rejuvenation process right from the moment you enter. We book ourselves in for the Hot Stone Massage therapy(INR 4838 AI). My therapist Irene guides me to their prime couple therapy suite. The room has two massage beds, a Jacuzzi, a dressing area and a shower cum steam room.
We start off with a traditional foot ritual, an ancient tradition symbolizing a purifying of the soul to open the positive energy channel. The Hot Stone massage starts off with application of a oil that you choose. The range starts from mixtures like Detox, relax and also consists of Indian rose and jasmine. It is followed with application of heated asphalt stones. Let it be at a temperature where it stings, but just lightly. That’s just the correct temperature of the stones that you should be applying. The stones impart a heat that slowly loosens up all those tense knots. Irene also imparts a number of diagonal stretches to free up the muscles even more. A flatter stone is used to roll over the stretched muscles so as smoothen them out. But the most essential part of the massage is the use of pressure by the smooth stones instead of fingers. This is the part which sets this massage apart from the others. You won’t really realize where the fingertips end and where the stone starts.
This is one of the most relaxing massages that you’ll ever have. Do try it out and let us know your comments about it.