Leading the life of a professional in a bustling metropolitan city can get quite dreary and stressful and sometimes you need a little pick-me-up to help you get back on your feet! What better way to do that, than to treat yourself to a weekend of pure self-indulgence at the spa?
From home-grown ayurvedic massages and aromatherapy to more unique contemporary wellness treatments, New Delhi has it all! So head to some of the city’s finest spas to energize and rejuvenate.
By Arinita Sandilya
#For An Authentic Ayurvedic Experience: Amatrra Spa, The Ashok
What: Amatrra offers a synergic blend of therapeutic and rejuvenation treatments based on traditional Indian ayurveda and Oriental spa rituals, emphasizing on the holistic approach towards body, mind and soul.
Recommended: One of their most popular therapies is “Astroveda”, an ancient healing practice. You can also try their gold therapy, and the Vichy shower treatment which uses hydrotherapy.
Value for money: Starts at Rs. 3000
Where: 50-B, The Ashok, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
#For A Complete Luxury Experience: The Lodhi Spa, The Lodhi
What: A day of sheer decadence at the luxurious spa at ‘The Lodhi‘ is definitely worth the expense. Equipped with private therapy rooms, the spa offers a variety of rejuvenating therapies ranging from Indian ayurvedic rituals to international treatments.
Recommended: A dip in their plunge pools of various temperatures which would surely dispel the rigours of your travel and rejuvenate the body and mind.
Value for money: Rs. 5500 onwards
Where: The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
#For an Organic Experience : ESPA, The Leela Palace
What: At ESPA you can treat yourself to a mix of Oriental, European and ayurvedic therapies using pure natural ingredients, amidst a soothing and ambient setting. This tastefully designed spa also accommodates a health Café, a fitness studio, private spa suite, relaxation rooms, and sauna/steam rooms.
Recommended: Their signature treatments include the Kiziswedana Ritual, a synchronised massage with two therapists working in perfect unison to achieve total relaxation and The Royal Leela Facial that uses marma (pressure) point massage and warmed poultices containing indigenous herbs.
Value for money: Starts at Rs. 1950
Where: The Leela Palace New Delhi, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri.
Tel: 011-3933 1230
#For a Holistic Experience: The Imperial Spa & Salon, The Imperial
What: With its plush Moroccan-inspired interiors, and rejuvenating treatments based on ‘Holistic Wellness’, The Imperial Spa offers a perfect escape from the austerities of daily life.
Recommended: Their depth massage treatment for complete de-stressing is a must try as well as their Diamond magnetic body ritual, which magnetically detoxifies the skin with a luminous diamond dust mud application followed by a unique penetrating massage.
Value for money: Varies by therapy
Where: The Imperial, Janpath, Connaught Place
#For a Spiritual Experience: Heavenly Spa, The Westin
What: The spa focuses on the ‘mind-body experience’ and to optimize that experience, it has a meditation pyramid called ‘Peace’ which is surrounded by water on all sides, with an open air yoga area.
Recommended: Their popular treatments include the Heavenly Massage for soothing tired muscles with aroma oils and the Hot Stone Massage, which works on pressure points.
Value for money: Starts at Rs. 2000
Where: MG Rd, Heritage City, Sector 25, Gurgaon
#For a Complete Wellness Experience: Amaltas, Anya Hotel
What: The Amaltas Spa by L’Occitane is a meditative space designed to promote wellness through traditional healing and rejuvenating treatments, inspired by the essence of the Mediterranean and the soul of India.
Recommended: Some of their signature therapies include the Amaltas Awakening Massage -for pain relief and increased metabolism, and the Almond Silhouette Reshape Body Treatment.
Value for money: Starts at Rs. 3500
Where: Anya Hotel, 42 Golf Course Road, DLF Phase V, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124- 4901111