India has since ages been considered a land of spirituality and her mystical character adds a sparkle to the spiritual fervor that she exhibits. Out of the many abundant reasons to visit India, spirituality and mysticism are two major factors that draw people towards her. Of late, numerous theories have proven that work related stress and stress that arises out of anything is the root cause of many diseases. A lot of people have turned to age old practices like yoga and meditation to relieve stress related problems.
Since a few years, spas and wellness resorts have sprung up in many parts of India which provide treatment procedures that help in relieving stress and regain vitality and vigor. There are different wellness centers across different parts of India and each of these works at different levels so as to offer services that would be best suited for every person’s body type.
The word spa originated from the word balneotherapy, which is basically water treatment for the body. They include body massages and face massages. Spas provide services of aromatherapy which include the use of oil and alternative medicine with aromatic compounds.
Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
At Wildflower Hall, guests can refresh with nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy.
The Restaurant includes a smart, brightly lit indoor dining space, a charming glass conservatory with intimate seating arrangements and an outdoor terrace, with magnificent views of the Himalayas. The menu features pan-Indian (including local Himachal), Asian and Continental cuisine.
Wildflower Hall offers exclusive massage, yoga and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. The open air whirlpool affords magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while the indoor pool lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers – is temperature controlled throughout the year.
Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, Udaipur, Rajasthan
The philosophy of Jiva Spa is rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness. Jiva Spa embraces a deep understanding of mind, body and spirit; their individual needs and their interdependences. The ethos of our carefully created treatments is drawn on the rich and ancient wellness heritage of India, the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian Royalty and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. Our spa experiences are offered by trained experts, using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting. With Jiva Spa, you undertake the journey within, through an array of rejuvenating holistic treatments, meaningful rituals and ceremonies for a truly calming experience.
Sereno Spa, Goa
Escape to a spa in Goa unlike any other, where ancient Ayurvedic and yogic healing traditions are infused with the revitalising allure of the Arabian Sea. Sereno Spa at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is a unique health and wellness oasis that offers holistic treatments through a blend of unique therapies. Your visit promises to be a transformational experience, integrating timeless therapeutic methods with the contemporary spa principles of aromatherapy and energy healing.Their award winning Goa hotel spa invites you to relax, revitalise and refresh with a variety of spa treatments, massage therapies, fitness and yoga activities, drawing on the mystical traditions and philosophies of old world India.
Taj Malabar Jiva Spa, Kochi, Kerala
Got a lot on your mind? Find it seeping through your body and messing up your spirit? We’ve got just what you need to de-stress. Get back in touch with yourself at Jiva Spa.We’ve travelled way, way back in time and dug out the secrets of Ayurveda and other ancient Indian wellness and beauty wisdom.We use only pure Indian herbs, aromatherapy oils, all-natural creams and more goodness from Ma Nature’s closet to concoct replications of the authentic remedies from the good old days – complemented by signature treatments, and luxurious award-winning therapies. Along with the lovely massages, wraps and scrubs, there’s Yoga and Meditation as well. They all get together to get your body, mind and spirit back together and back in sync with each other.
SwaSwara, Gokarna, Karnataka
The inner voice of the Self. That echoes on a fabled beach, shaped like the very first sound of creation, Om. A perfect setting, for communion of mind and body. Crafted in colours of the Earth, in harmony with the land that nurtures her. Celebrating simplicity and purity, saluting local ethos and heritage. It is an invitation to journey into the Self, powered by yoga and meditation. Come, say hello to the song and celebration within you. SwaSwara is an expression of the power of wellness in a space rich with healing energy. All the elements of nature embrace you here, resting and rejuvenating body and spirit. Neither a spa nor an ashram, SwaSwara is a sanctuary for your ‘Prakruti’ or the innermost nature of an individual, that special blend of qualities that makes you unique. It is an introduction to a life plan that will reconstruct the mind and body, creating balance and harmony within. SwaSwara is managed by people who transform their own lives, while creating memorable holiday experiences for you. Journeying into the self is a maxim that we advocate. While you practise it when on holiday, we get to do it on the job.
Benefits of spa treatments
Spas have a magical affect on the human body and soul. They help in relieving stress as the various massages offered put pressure on parts of the body to ease out the tension. Spas help in taking off years from your age! The various exfoliating treatments help in rejuvenating the cells in your body as they filter the pores making skin uniform and supple. Various heat treatments stimulate blood circulation where as the cold or ice treatments stimulate the immune and the lymphatic system. Apart from the physical benefits after a spa, you are sure to undergo a true mental transformation where your body is left relaxed and calm.