Thanks to a growing health-conscious society that looks at relaxing as an imperative part of wellbeing, spas today are transforming from once in a while indulgences to whole holistic wellness concepts. They are adapting treatments and programs to offer people skills to attain peak wellness. The spa culture in Mumbai has sprung back to life. Looking for optimum pampering? Here are Mumbai’s five best luxury hotel spas that will satiate the impulse.
The Iridium Spa: St Regis, Mumbai
Visit for – Luxurious Indulgences
The city’s only Iridium Spa boasts nothing but understated luxury. The interiors done in gold and bronze in tandem with a menu that encompasses luxurious indulgences like a gold body therapy to a lux body scrub make the Iridium Spa a must-try. Spa Manager Husnawaz Dastur promises you that her therapists are going to spoil your silly and boy they do!
If in a mood to splurge: The Iridium Journey, an indulgence of 180 minutes. It is a sensory experience tailor made to induce relaxation with a holistic package for the face and body. The luxurious spa ritual includes a Blue Diamond Facial, Relaxing Scrub, Mind and Body Relaxing Massage an aromatic rose petals bath.
Price: Starts from 10,500 for 90 minutes
Where: Iridium Spa, Level 10, The St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013
Contact: +91 (22) 6162 8299
The Quan Spa: JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu
Visit for – Holistic healing in a luxurious setting
They say that the word ‘spa’ is an acronym for the Latin phrase ‘sanus per aquam’ which means ‘health through water.’ The Quan Spa and its philosophies that concentrate on holistic healing through water seem to have understood the crux of the spa philosophy. The spa has received many coveted honours for its techniques and treatments. Walk through an enigmatic water wall installation by local artist Sunil Padwal which implies the promise of an experience as soothing as the sound of water and as rejuvenating as water is to all of life.
If in a mood to splurge: The Ocean Memory Spa Ritual is a journey that combines an invigorating exfoliation of algae, a relaxing massage of a warm cocoon, salt crystals and seaweed petals are applied to the body and a wrap of warm seaweed. Also the effervescent crystal with pink and green algae, in a holistic bath relaxes your body deeply, making you one with the element of water.
Price: Rs 6,500 for 150 minutes
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
Contact: +91 22 6693 3610
The Spa at the Four Seasons: Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai
Visit for – Varied and bespoke spa journeys
Touted to be the second-best spa in the Asia-Pacific region, the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel is definitely splurge-worthy. Give it to the swanky look of the spa or the international therapies that will melt away your stress, it could be the perfect preening for your tired mind and soul! Spa Director Martin Hilton makes sure there are constant innovations and additions to the exciting menu. The menu boasts of experiences like a gotu kola body polish, nirvana flower bath, a ropana body ritual among an array of others.
If in a mood to splurge: Don’t give a miss to the Balancing Couples Ritual which begins with an organic green tea and Himalayan scrub exfoliation, a massage using the finest oil blends and ends with a hydrating and cleansing facial
Price: Rs 16,000 for 120 minutes
Address: 1/136,, Dr. E. Moses Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Phone: 022 2481 8000
Spa by JW: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Visit for – A haven for restorative massages
With simple, naturally inspired interiors done tastefully in beige, Spa by JW offers therapies that calm, renew, invigorate and indulge a person. There are express treatment pods uniquely designed for the Express Suites at the spa which is one of the biggest unique selling points of the spa. The spa boasts of round the clock service apart from excellent Ayurvedic and holistic massages.
If in a mood to splurge: Opt for the Ayurveda Stress Reduction Spa which combines the Abhyanga and Shirodhara massages and is every massage junkie’s dream! 120 minutes will fly away before you know!
Price: Rs 8950 for 120 minutes
Address: IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099
Phone: 022 2853 8888
The Jiva Spa : the Taj Lands End
Visit for – Calming ambience
Understated and minimalistic in design, the Jiva Spa at the Taj Lands End offers a rich array of ravishing spa rituals. The ocean is just a window away. The setting itself can soothe your frayed nerves and you are bound to wear peace as your second skin! Trained therapists also add to their flair apart from the signature Vishuddi Chai and the Taj hospitality, something you just can’t go wrong!
If in a mood to splurge: Indulge in the relaxing aromatherapy massage (Vishram) combined with the house-favourite Narikela body ritual which capitalizes on the tenderness of the coconut, having a cooling and softening effect on the skin.
Price: Rs 6,660 for 105 mins
Address: Bandstand Fort, BJ Road, Vidyavihar Society, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Contact: 022 6668 1234