Given the multi-taskers that we are and the number of roles we juggle between in our daily lives, a spa therapy is a well-deserved break for our body and soul. So well, there are spas that deliver a mean massage. But then, there are spas that have the potentiality to rearrange your very molecules. The best luxury hotel spas for 2017 are ones that not only deliver a supreme spa therapy but an experience that is like a recuperative caress. So whether you want to re-energize, sleep like a baby or fight off a shattered soul, these luxury spas are the best bets.
Most pampering treatment
Pure Bliss – Signature Treatment at the Club Oasis Fitness Centre & Spa (Grand Hyatt Mumbai)
Duration: 150 minutes
My exotic journey started with a sandalwood scrub mixed with rice granules. I was then slathered in wrap with the same. This was followed by a relaxation massage and a head massage that soothed my frayed nerves and lulled me into sweet slumber. The treatment concluded with a face clean-up that again capitalized on the goodness of sandalwood and diamond. The spa therapy hit all the right notes of cleansing me, rejuvenating and then beautifying me and I was carried to a graceful dimension!
Address: Bandra Kurla Complex Vicinity, Off Western Express Highway,
Santacruz East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400055
Phone: 022 4942 5361
Price: INR 11000
Ultimate relaxation ritual
The Vishram therapy at the Jiva Spa at Taj Santacruz
Duration: 60 minutes
Just as the name suggests, this Indian therapy ensured it fixed my shattered soul with the TLC my overworked mind and body needed. The highlight of the experience was the special blend of fragrant signature oil with the goodness of ingredients like Kewda, Frankincense and Brahmi infused in Sandalwood and Sesame. My skilled therapist Priya relied on alternating palm and thumb strokes on my sore muscles to help me ease into a state of tranquillity and bliss while releasing the body of its tension and tiredness.
Address: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ( Domestic Terminal),
Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099
Phone: 022 6211 5211
Price: Rs 4000 + taxes
The instant result therapy
The Clarifying Facial at Iridium Spa (St Regis, Mumbai)
Duration: 60 minutes
I was suggested to opt for this Hungarian Moor mud facial treatment when I was experiencing an increase of breakouts on my skin. With the goodness of this bespoke mask, impurities were drawn out of the skin. The calcium and magnesium-rich mask is made with a combination of Hungarian Moor mud and French clay which drew out all pore-clogging oils and toxins post a deep-cleansing session. Even days after my facial, I could notice not only a considerable decrease in the acne but my delicate facial skin was lifted immensely post the regal ritual and I was all get, set, glowing!
Price: Rs 8,000 + taxes
Address: Iridium Spa, Level 10,
The St. Regis, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013
Contact: +91 (22) 6162 8299
The Signature treatment at Spa by JW (JW Marriott Sahar)
Duration: 90 minutes
Struggling with terrible body-ache and pain, it was about time for me to put to test, not a superficially pampering therapy but an internally healing one. The Signature treatment at Spa by JW turned out to be just that. My therapist Dorji began with some Thai massage stretching that loosened literally every nerve of my body. This was followed by a specially designed massage using deep renewal and slow rhythmic movements. By the end of the therapy, pains and knots I knew, that existed were wiped away with just a master massage!
Address: IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport,
Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099
Phone: 022 2853 8888
Price: Rs 7650
Most innovative therapy
The Multisensory Treatment at Rejuve Spa (The Lalit Mumbai)
Duration: 150 minutes
This has been one of my favourite spa escapades till date. The treatment was administered on one of the scientifically designed beds from Italy that emitted heat and light to suit my body type. My unique multi-sensorial experience involved fragrance with aromatherapy, sight with colour therapy, sound with relaxing music/waterfall/dolphin sounds and touch with the embracing sensation of warm water in the mattress. The highlight was that I didn’t have to leave the bed at all even after the blissful scrub by my therapist which lightened my skin complexion and left it feeling supple for days . Even the steam was let out from near my feet. The warm relaxing rinse with a hydro therapy massage was another hit. The ritual felt one-of-its-kind and allowed me to move over the cookie-cutter massages for a potent, multi-sensorial spa experience.
Address: The Lalit, Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai – 400 059
Tel: +91-22-6699 2222
Price: Rs 9,000