After a long flight or even a hard day’s work in a new city, there is nothing like spending a few good hours in a spa. Executive Traveller takes a look at some of the best treatments offered in spas across the country that helps you beat the stress.
Citrus Hotels and Resorts, Pune
Starting from the Swedish Massgae and ending with the Hot Stone Therapy, Citrus Hotels offers a variety of treatments that help release muscle tension, enhances the blood flow, relieves from stiffness and soothes nerves.
The Foot Reflexology is one of the most relaxing treatments the spa has to offer. This ancient healing technique not only relieves pain and stiffness but also helps the blood circulation.
Jiva Spa at Vivanta by Taj, MG Road and the Jiva Spa at Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur
Offering a variety of treatments, the four most effective treatments for business travellers are the Champi, the Pehlwan Malish, the Trupti and the Vishram.
The Champi is a traditional Indian head massage that releases muscular tension from the head, neck and shoulders and helps relax. It also helps with clarity of thought and of course, better hair growth.
The Pehlwan Malish, inspired by the techniques of the Indian wrestlers and couples with the spa’s signature aromatherapy oil or mustard oil relieved aching, sore and tense muscles.
The Trupti and the Vishram, are essentially treatments that help you relax, de-stress and ease tired and sore muscles.
Bodhi Spa in Hotel GRT Grand, Chennai
An impressive blend of the east and the west, this spa boasts of the Revive, a 45 minute long treatment that uses essential oil to stimulate the eastern classical acupressure points of the neck and shoulder regions to relieve tensions and refresh the spirit. The Relax treatment is an aromatherapy treatment to combat jetlag and the Rejuvenate is an hour long Swedish therapy that helps soothe sore muscles.
Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar.
If you are desperate to relieve your aching muscles and joints, the Sabai Hot Stone Therapy is the perfect deal for you. A unique hot stone massage with micronized mineral oils of malachite and zincite delivers an unsurpassed mineral therapy while the heat from the stone radiate through your aching muscles and joints .The ergonomically designed warm stones help push relaxation deeper down in to the muscles.
The Aromatic Moor Mud Wrap is This scientifically –proven holistic, healing black magma dates back to ancient civilizations. A warm Aromatic Moor Mud rich in natural vitamins, minerals and end enzymes, is generously applied to your entire body. Sore muscles, aches and pains are alleviated as your body‘s circulation is stimulated and stress vanishes. Ideal for those prone to chronic pain or fatigue, rheumatism/arthritis pain and post –sports injuries.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai
The spa has a variety of head massages, facials, foot and body massages to business travellers to combat fatigue. However, their signature therapies are the best picks for travellers who are looking to unwind after a hard day. More than the treatments itself, the tranquil and serene ambience helps the traveler relax and slip into a zone of sheer bliss. Coupled with the ancient Asian therapies, the spa caters to all your senses.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Based on the knowledge and expertise it has accumulated over the past 19 years in handling some of the most exclusive international clientele, Banyan Tree Spa has developed their own signature techniques, treatment recipes as well as training philosophy. The Banyan Tree Spa Academy actively functions to identify international trends, develop experienced trainers, and carry out research and development for new treatments, recipes, techniques and products.
The Westin Gurgaon
With a wide range of aromatherapy, massages and ancient Indian treatments to choose from, the Abhayanga Massage, a full body hot-oil massage is perhaps the best treat for a weary business traveller. the 5,000-year-old holistic healing tradition from India helps relieve stress and toxins in the mind and body dissolve as well.
The Sohum Spa, Moevenpick Hotel and Spa, Bangalore
Sohum Spa’s signature therapies include Experience Ayurveda”, “Abhyanga”- a traditional Indian Massage, where the therapist applies warm medicated herbal oils using a long movement that is effective for overall detoxification and rejuvenation “Shirodhara”- Shiromeas Head and Dhara means flow, together the therapy forms a concept that aims to bring physical and emotional balance by rejuvenating the spirit and preserving health. “Soham Signature Massage”- This body work has an integration of Sports Massage and Thai Massage Acupressure techniques. All the therapies offered are facilitated by specially trained therapists “Siam”, a popular massage treatment, prepares the body to become a temple for the soul using Thai Meridian massage. Apart from the spa and massage therapies, an appointed consultant is also available to suggest treatments for skin rejuvenating and skin refinements.
At Quan Spa, Marriott, Pune
Specialining in the 55 minute long Jet Lag treatment, the spa offers a great stress reliever for the tired soul, by using a combination of reflexology techniques on feet, together with palm strokes coupled with massage on the leg, shoulder & back, The most awaited treatment for the focused stress areas. Apart from these, the Hydra Moisture Facial is a customized facial for dry, dull or flaky skin, each product is carefully selected to drench your skin with hydration, deeply hydrating and de stressing facial for your skin (de-hydrated skin)
The Spa, @ The Park Plaza Marathahali, Bangalore
The Balinese Massage, a deeply relaxing full-body massage. Deep pressure, stretches and feathering movements and the Deep Tissue Massage that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. But the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.
Post the Spa session, one can also de-stress and relax by the pool-side or read a book while sipping some complimentary herbal tea, served to ensure complete detoxification.
If you have had a long day and need some pampering without any further thought head to The Spa, Park Plaza, Bengaluru
Siddha Spa, Hyatt Regency, Chennai
This spa offers a carefully choreographed package that helps you relax in sheer bliss. Starting with an aromatic steam to prepare the body for the treatments to follow, herbal showers, and the following variety of treatments helps relax, soothes the mind, calms the spirit, cleanses the body and revitalizes the mind. The Aham, Ananya and the Tamara are the three treatments recommended for business travellers.