Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:33

Unwind at the Shanaya Spa at Kempinski Ambience Hotel

A pampering session at the Shanaya Spa leaves Poonam Thapa rejuvenated  and wanting to go back for more of the destressing treatments

The luxury spa Shanaya is a perfect destination to soothe the city ruffled nerves and get rejuvenated. Situated on the fourth floor of the Club Tower at the beautiful Kempinski Ambience Hotel, 'Shanaya' which means the first rays of the sun, is befitting to the start of a beautiful day where I have been invited to review their spa treatments.

As I enter, there is small walk through an elegant corridor in understated beige that immediately sets the tone to a calmer you. Nothing, you see, is loud that may distract or startle your nerves. Hushed tones of lavishness are premeditated to create an air of tranquility and harmony.  Even the aromas, I felt are toned down and there is hardly any trace of the distinctive fragrances that have become so characteristic to a spa that sometimes linger a tad too long. Everything here is styled in a subtle manner for you to sense harmony along with the opulence.

I am escorted to the spa by the elegantly dressed Madhur Madan who heads the Communications and the PR department. Here I am left at the dexterous care of the spa manager Jasmine Maan who explains the various treatments and therapies the spa has to offer.

A refreshing glass of fresh coconut water, well known for its hydrating properties is presented to me as a welcome drink, as I am told about the  five treatment rooms offering Western and Asian treatments with a variety of Ayurvedic, Swedish, Thai massages, body wraps and scrubs along with the Shanaya signature rituals to name a few.

My mind is made. I opt for the signature therapy for the combinations it has to offer. Besides, it is unique to the hotel and helps in providing with an insight to the spa’s exclusiveness. It is a 90 minute international therapy that combines body walk, pressure point massage, stretching, friction strokes, marma points and reflexology to restore the balance and harmony of the body and the mind.

After a quick change, I am inside the therapy room. It is large compared to the usual standards in the capital. It is this space and the warm tones of the room that spell luxury as it embraces me in its folds.  My feet are dipped in a large bowl that is filled with water and flowers.  The ambience and soothing music has already pushed the images of the overcrowded city’s hustle bustle far away from my mind and I am already transported to a serene paradise of the senses ready to surrender to the hands of my therapist Jincy. She tells me three different oils are used for the signature therapy - Vitality for soothing of the senses, Serenity for rejuvenation and Recovery for pain relief which the guest can choose from. I settle for serenity. 

The delightful session begins from the soles of the feet.  As fingers press the vital pressure points and dry massage my stressed out muscles, I began to loosen up. The therapist is extremely well trained and her magical fingers move deftly over my body applying warm lavender oil, known to have calming properties. I relax as the tensions embedded in the muscles ease away. As my body unwinds, all thoughts in my mind are erased and I drift off to a blissful world of nothingness.  At times, I am gently woken up to enquire if the pressure is fine and not hurting, I just purr and doze off again. A gentle pull, a stretch of the nerves and pressure point massage, all are there, in just the appropriate measures. It is releasing the pressures of the daily grind, elevating the senses of well being making me feel so light, that I could be floating.

A dry head massage is part of the signature treatment, however, they comply to my altruistic demand of a head massage with oil. It is the culmination of the therapy and I have already succumbed to deep slumber. As all good things come to an end, I am gently awakened to reality. After a sauna, steam bath and shower I am truly rejuvenated and recharged, ready to face the world once again! Truly a gem of East Delhi that is set to sparkle, Shanaya, is open to its members and welcomes walk-in customers!

 

 

 

NYKAA LUXE OPENS AT THE CHANAKYA, NEW DELHI

NYKAA LUXE OPENS AT THE CHANAKYA, NEW DELHI

19 September 2018

Move over Sephora, Nykaa Luxe is here armed with its astounding artillery of beauty weapons that Indian women are going crazy...

Flavours of Yangtze at the Eros Hotel, Delhi

Flavours of Yangtze at the Eros Hotel, Delhi

17 September 2018

Most of us have Chinese food to our hearts content whether it's at a party, wedding or just take-aways. Once in while you do...

Enchanting Royal Fables season10 at the Mansion, Hyatt Regency, Delhi

Enchanting Royal Fables season10 at the Mansion, Hyatt Regency, Delhi

17 September 2018

Beautifully lit and executed with colours of happiness and grandeur The Milestone 10th Edition of The Royal Fables at the Hya...

Glenfiddich host World’s Most Experimental Bartender in Delhi

Glenfiddich host World’s Most Experimental Bartender in Delhi

09 September 2018

It was an evening of fun yet serious competition as Glenfiddich hosted the third season of the World’s Most Experimental Bart...

Feast your eyes on Imperial boutique's new look and stunning buys

Feast your eyes on Imperial boutique's new look and stunning buys

27 August 2018

The landmark Imperial Hotel at Janpath has given a new look to its boutique making shopping an experience to remember there....

The Great Kebab Factory celebrates 20 years of being in the business

The Great Kebab Factory celebrates 20 years of being in the business

19 August 2018

If you are from Delhi, you probably would have heard of The Great Kebab Factory. They have been in the business of food for l...

Royal Heritage Haveli by Niraamaya Retreats, Jaipur is your perfect weekend destination from Delhi

Royal Heritage Haveli by Niraamaya Retreats, Jaipur is your perfect weekend destination from Delhi

16 August 2018

The one thing that strikes you about the Royal Heritage Haveli in Jaipur, is the enormous positive vibes that the Haveli give...

Porto Montenegro gets Hublot as its official time keeper

Porto Montenegro gets Hublot as its official time keeper

31 July 2018

Hublot celebrated its partnership as the Official Timekeeper of the super yacht marina and Porto Montenegro Yacht club with t...

HH Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur plays charity polo match to support Nobility for Ability at Chantily Polo Club, France

HH Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur plays charity polo match to support Nobility for Ability at Chantily Polo Club, France

16 July 2018

It was truly an India day in the beautiful Chantilly, France. The Nobility for Ability, headed by Priya Bajwa held its charit...

Lange's limited edition watch with zero- reset time-setting feature

Lange's limited edition watch with zero- reset time-setting feature

14 July 2018

The limited edition A Lange& Sohne watch is a special watch that can be stopped and and then set with one-second accuracy...