Every few weeks (or months) we all need a few days of slowing down and tuning out. There is no better feeling than ditching your everyday clothes for a robe, switching your phone to airplane mode and letting a stranger (with whom you have no obligation to make small talk) pamper you until you’re transported to a world of zen.
However, if you have taken a few days out of your chaotic schedule to give yourself (and your aching muscles) some attention, you don't want to go in for a treatment that you don’t enjoy. Or even worse, doesn’t do what it promised it would.
To help you avoid such a disheartening situation, we’ve rounded up a list of the most relaxing spa treatments around the country. Take your pick and prepare to zone out. You deserve it.
Aroma Essence at Sofitel, Mumbai BKC
Are your muscles screaming for some TLC? Do your legs feel like a 100-pound weight has been dropping on them? You need a soothing massage that will ease all your pain, and that is exactly what the Aroma Essence treatment at Sofitel Spa in Mumbai will do for you. For all those who can’t handle hardcore massages, this treatment combines the power of rosemary and lemon essential oils to put you in a Zen-like state. It hits all the right pressure points to calm your mind and muscles. Post the massage, be prepared to feel re-energised and like you’re floating on a cloud.
Thermal Sand Therapy at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
Suryagarh’s Rait Spa uses the potency of heated sand to relieve the tension in your muscles, a treatment that has stood the test of time. It includes a fragrant spice scrub followed by an hour-long massage using small bundles of sand. It’s calming and helps the body release toxins to boost your metabolism.
Tibetan Ku Nye Massage, Ananda In The Himalayas, Rishikesh
If you’re looking for something that will work like a healing potion on your aching muscles and transport you to new levels of relaxation and calm, this Tibetan Ku Nye Massage is for you. It works on lymphatic drainage, acupressure, and meridian work using heated poultices infused with Himalayan salt, cardamom, lavender, and jatamansi on your back and legs followed by a head massage to reset the body’s meridian energy channels. This heavenly treatment stimulates a free flow of energy within the body.
Jivanya, The Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Jivanya at the Taj Lake Palace is an ideal treatment for anyone suffering from DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) after a series of workouts that left them huffing and puffing. It is an energising treatment to relieve muscular tension and improve blood circulation. It begins with an exfoliating herbal scrub that is made of some exotic spices, followed by a heat-stimulating wrap and finally a massage so relaxing you will sleep like a log afterwards.
Deep Tissue Intense Relief, Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa, Gulmarg
If you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, this Deep Tissue Intense Relief at Khyber Himalayan Resort and Spa is what you need. This treatment combines the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, acupuncture and gentle stretching. It’s perfect if you are in a desperate need of some relaxation. The deep-tissue massage with soothing essential oils will rid your muscles of all tension. It focuses on the back, neck and shoulders.