7 Spa Escapes in India to Bookmark for some Post Pandemic R&R

7 Spa Escapes in India to Bookmark for some Post Pandemic R&R
Spa therapy suite at The Lodhi,

The drive to hideaway, to a getaway, is one often ignored. At these luxury spas it’s encouraged and articulated via a tranquil ambience and the best pampering therapies

Rupali Dean
August 12 , 2021
10 Min Read

ESCAPE AWAY AT THE AWAY SPA AT THE W HOTEL, GOA 

Away swaps conventional spa senses with an uber glam skill. It's spread over 14,000 square feet with a labyrinth of corridors leading to private rooms. 

Signature Therapy: 

OM SHANTI OM takes your senses on a mystic journey. The therapy works on seven different layers of the body, mind and soul helping one to relax and rejuvenate your physical, spiritual and astral body. The session begins with traditional Mayan Aura Cleansing & Chakra healing rituals that aid in releasing emotional blockages. Following which, a mix of traditional and modern bodywork techniques help you relax and harness your inner glow. Finally, the therapist works on your external radiance experience with 24 Karat Gold therapies whose origins can be traced back to Cleopatra’s royal spas in ancient Egypt on the banks of the river Nile. 

Must Try Treatments: 

Power Couple – Reconnect with your boo with this stimulating and nourishing session for two.
60 MINS | INR 12,000 

Sound Healing – Achieve a state of relaxation, and also clearance of blockages in the body. 30 MINS | INR 6,000

Meta-Human (A massage with sacred stones) – The stones infuse your body with power to help in rejuvenation.
145 MINS | INR 15,000 

GATEWAY TO HEAVEN AT THE LEELA PALACE, JAIPUR
The Leela Jaipur
Enthused by customary architecture, the spa’s décor sorts classic white walls and marble floors supplemented by locally crafted timber features. Fine fabrics in shades of Rajasthan blue and white together with soft lighting add warm highlights. The palace features seven indoor treatment rooms, out of which one is a couple, and two are Thai massage rooms. The Thai room features a private jacuzzi, amongst other novelty features. On offer is a range of Indian and international signature massage therapies and body scrubs that would feel rejuvenated while your stay at The Palace. At The Leela, on offer is a Vitality Program focusing on guiding principles of being Organic, Local and Simple. Food is delicious yet nutritious – which helps you enjoy your vacation.

Signature Therapy:

ESSENCE OF THE LEELA commences with exfoliation of the full body, trailed by the placing of hot stones on vigorous vitality points. This blends the seven delicate energy centres known as Chakras to equilibrium body and mind. The body is worked using 24k gold infusion oil merged with hot stones to release tension. This treatment ends with a comfortable head massage to clear the mind and calm the spirit.

Must Try Treatments:

Mind & Body Rebalancer – Combines a salt body scrub, followed by our signature candle oil massage to reduce stress and tension. 
120 mins | INR 13,000

Bespoke Suite Experience – This therapy allows you complete privacy to enjoy the ultimate Spa experience.
120 mins | INR 18,000

Royal Leela Facial –  Improves the presence of your skin using essential oil and progressive techniques.
90 mins | INR 9,000

SPACATION BY THE LODHI, NEW DELHI
The spa service at the Lodhi
An oasis of tranquillity, The Lodhi Spa is a sanctuary to restore harmony and rebalance your mind, body and senses. Revitalize with a collection of traditional Indian therapies as well as modern massage styles, Ayurvedic specialty rituals, scrubs, wraps, indulgent skin care treatments, and more. The spa’s expansive private treatment rooms have a soothing ambiance with their own steam and shower areas and bathtubs. There is also an exclusive Sauna and Hammam where guests can rejuvenate and dispel the rigors of travel. The distinct Hammams are fortified with two varying temperature-controlled spaces, warm and cold plunge pools, a marble massage plinth and a reserved lounge.

Signature Therapy: 

THE LODHI EXPERIENCE is a combination of five massage techniques of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Reiki and Acupressure. Oils of Sandalwood, Vetiver and Pomegranate are used to help de-stress, while the different Western spa techniques allows the body to ease and relax. This treatment restores and rebalances the body in times of change, pressure and stress.

Must Try Treatments:

Romantic Getaway – Couples can spend quality time together in the spa’s double treatment suite which has a private Jacuzzi and steam room. The experience begins with a footbath, purifying eucalyptus steam and specially created rain shower, followed by the signature massage and a royal bath indulgence as you enjoy champagne and fresh fruits.
2.5 HRS | INR 19,000

Deep Tissue – Increases blood circulation and relieves tension.
60 MINS | INR 7,000

Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage – Focuses entirely on these areas where stress concentrations are most intense.
45 MINS | INR 5,000

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING BY RAFFLES, UDAIPUR


A space full of natural light with an embroidered canopy to encourage a sense of nurturing, offers a reserved escape, with authentic treatments and tailored programmes that highlight both emotional and bodily well-being. It’s not simply a spa experience but resident wellness guru, Dr. Nitin Bhota takes the one on a private expedition of self-discovery. There are six expansive therapy rooms where highly trained therapists offer the finest curated treatments. The special Spa Suite includes steam, sauna and Jacuzzi to keep the couples affianced through the entire spa ritual. After the therapy, one can head to the Swimming Pool that is completely available to the guests visiting the spa. They have thoughtfully put together the emotional wellbeing programme that offers a blend of fitness, yoga and Pilates sessions, along with spa detox and other Ayurvedic treatments while keeping a thorough check on one’s nutritional intake.

Signature Therapy:
RAFFLES UDAIPUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE
is tailor-made to suit every guest. The treatment leaves one feeling de-stressed and invigorated. The therapy includes focus on vital energy points to release any obstructions in energy flow. It helps loosen up the stiff muscles and joints through stretching, thus resulting in an unrestrained flow of energy in the body. The techniques in this treatment are inspired by Shiatsu, Ayurveda and Thai Massage.

Must Try Treatments:

Raffles Udaipur Signature Massage
90 mins | INR 8,500 

Facial - 24K Gold Age Defying
90 Minutes | INR 7,250 

Body Mask - Pearl Infused Remineralising
90 mins | INR 9,500 

REJUVENATE IN THE LAP OF NATURE AT WELCOMHOTEL BY ITC HOTELS, SHIMLA


Revitalize in the old-world valley of Mashobra with a tranquil view of Cedar & Oak Trees. Replete with an expansive space for Yoga, elegant relaxation areas, the spa unites the resort’s spectacular setting with conventional and contemporary wellness offerings. For the leisure travellers the hotel offers a distinctive forest bathing experience followed by a key signature treatment using naturally extracted Himalayan oil blended with other aromatic oils to leaving you to feel fresh, inside out. 

Signature Therapy: 

THE HIMALAYAN DOUBLE TOUCH
, a sincerely magnificent and cherished spa experience is “four hand treatment” which encompasses the rigorous skills of two therapists functioning together with rhythmic flowing movements over the back, neck, shoulders and scalp, release deep seated tension & stress, relieve aches and pains, encourage deep breathing, calm the mind and make you feel at one with your body.

Must Try Treatments:

Himalayan Double Touch – Reconnect with this stimulating treatment and nourishing session by two therapists.
60 MINS | INR 5,000, 90 MINS | INR 6,000

Himalayan Fusion – Rejuvenate yourself with three different treatments - Thai, Swedish & Balinese – a powerful therapeutic effect.
90 MINS | INR 5,000

Himalayan Imperial Extravagance – A blissful aura of physical and mental wellbeing that will infuse the body, mind & spirit.
180 MINS | INR 8,000 

WELLNESS JOURNEYS BY THE RITZ-CARLTON, PUNE
The Ritz Carlton Spa
Eight treatment rooms host signature experiences, performed by expert therapists. The spa floor is designed to be a secluded temple for wellness; choose one of the many yoga classes on offer to connect your breathing to your body and move in a peaceful flow or move out to the open-air temperature-controlled pool overlooking the Poona Golf Course. Experience red carpet worthy pampering and feel like a true star within our elegant sanctuary featuring private relaxation areas, steam areas, a salon, couple’s suite, fitness centre and yoga deck.

Signature Therapy: 

THE RITZ-CARLTON SIGNATURE MASSAGE. Unwind and de-stress with this tailored massage including fragrant oils to ease the mind and body. It includes open chakra energy, foot ritual, full body massage, and a scalp massage. Regal, luxurious and exquisite, this ultimate body ritual reveals smooth, super-soft, nourished and glowing skin.

Must Try Treatments:

Himalayan Body Reviver - Begins with a cleaning ritual, shadowed with a custom-made old-style healing Potli massage. 
120 mins / INR 9,500

Escape To Purification - A combination of treatments designed to tone and firm skin, stimulate circulation, target areas prone to cellulite and eliminate toxins.
180 mins / INR 11,000

Celebration For Two - Rewire as you enjoy an exceptionally romantic and relaxing experience.
130 mins / INR 21,000

WELLNESS DAY-CATION AT GRAND HYATT, MUMBAI
The Club Oasis spa treatment room
Implementing a Metropolitan Hotel Spa Concept, the Club Oasis Spa is created for the business man or woman on the go and offers an assortment of soothing treatments ranging from massages and scrubs to body wraps and facials. A separate steam, sauna and jacuzzi area for men and women has also been incorporated at the spa for a complete tranquil experience. The Club Oasis Spa is one of the only Spas in the city to offer its guests the convenience of booking online through a dedicated online reservation software named Book4time.

Signature Therapy:
PURE BLISS
is designed to nourish, rejuvenate and awaken the wellness within and give you a sense of serenity. The journey starts with a luxurious sandalwood powder scrub, wrap and a relaxing massage. A face cleansing follows the process and finally concludes with a head massage to ease out one’s stress levels to complete the journey. 

Must Try Treatments:

Deep Tissue – Therapeutic, strong, and intense.
90 mins | INR 6,900

Oatmeal and Honey – Relaxing, rehydrating, reviving body exfoliation. 
45 mins | INR 3,700

Pure Bliss – Exactly as the name suggests
150 Minutes | INR 11,000 


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