Friday, 16 October 2015 09:00

Touch base with your senses

Away from the madness and mess of urban life, the Six Senses Spa is a lavish sanctuary that will poise your tired soul and senses back to physical and mental harmony says Poonam Thapa who came back recharged and renewed after a luxurious spa treatment.

I was bowled over by the immense greenery and open space, an oasis in the true sense, where one can escape the crowded city skyscrapers, choked traffic lanes and endless sea of humanity to find serene environs and luxury of freedom only abundant and magnificent nature can offer. The Six Senses Spa at Jaypee Golf and Spa Resort scores hugely on space that one cannot find elsewhere in the city.

It was a pleasant cart ride to reach the spa where I was welcomed by the vivacious spa Director Tracey Poole and after a refreshing towel, glass of mint flavoured drink and brief consultation, I opted for the Oriental massage which, I was informed, is a fusion of Thai and Swedish massage. Tracey suggested the 80 minute regime and I completely surrendered. The Oriental massage involves traditional and therapeutic massage techniques with the inclusion of acupressure and stretching. I have been a sucker for deep tissue massages and had never experienced a Thai massage before so was looking forward to those invigorating body stretches. As the therapist got down to prepare the treatment room  the spa director graciously gave me a guided tour of the spa.  

A wonderful philosophy of the Six Senses is to incorporate locally sourced materials such as wood, stones, rugs and urns and bronze vessels in the décor, placing them at vantage points to reflect an extremely ethnic ambiance, generating that touch of instant comfort. The architectural design is drawn in from traditional Indian homes with open courtyards allowing plenty of natural sunlight to play in combined with natural greenery. I was astounded by the sheer grandeur of the size! A luxury world class spa facility offering the highest standard in health and wellness treatments with 23 treatment rooms and four hamams that are spread extensively on three floors in an incredibly colossal area of 98,000 sq feet! 

Five luxurious relaxation areas work as perfect unwinding zones over 50 people at a time, be it a pre-wedding function or a private spa event. A Watsu pool for shiatsu water therapy, yoga and dance studio, a meditation cave for private and group meditation, common and separate aerobic lap pools for men and women, fitness centre, a beauty salon, thermal facilities, ice bowl fountains, golfers rooms along with a retail gallery are among the many you can experience here. You can choose from the innumerous spa treatments that comes with a personalized consultation by the in house wellness manager. Exclusive services such as a private butler and spa cuisines can also be enjoyed. Fresh wheat grass is grown and kept at the fitness centre to be turned into healthy drinks for those after a vigorous workout.  

My therapist was young and pretty Tsomu but before that I had that personal consultation with wellness manager. It revealed two wonderful pearls for my health, which I have decided I am going to stick to. My body was classified as vata type leading to problems of dryness of skin and prone to muscle aches for which I was actually recommended to have some ghee that I had been avoiding as plague till now. Another was to use sesame oil for my skin which would relax my muscle and ease the pain. I couldn’t be happier to know about this and made a mental note to put it into practice pronto.

Once I was in the treatment room the well-trained therapist got down to work. She explained she would be applying rose oil and sunflower oil which works to deeply relax and energize the body and is a great overall rejuvenator for the body. Her skilfull hands kneaded and worked up and down on the muscles of my back, legs and hands with just the right amount of pressure and before I knew I was slipping in a zone of deep blissful relaxation. Gentle stretches and pulls, after the deep tissue massage, worked wonders for my body, freeing it from deeply lodged toxins and making it feel even lighter. The icing on the cake was the head and face massage with natural oils making it a perfect whole body treatment that revitalized my skin to the core rewarding it with a perfect glow. I simply cherished it. It was now time to head to the sauna and bath where I washed off the excess oils and came out invigorated, renewed and recharged ready to face the world waiting outside.

If you decide to book day treatments, you need to keep in mind the traffic hours since it is located in Greater Noida but I whole-heartedly recommend a rejuvenating weekend where you can get fresh lungfuls of oxygen as you unravel and unwind to nourish your mind and body.

 

Price: Oriental Massage – 80 minutes

Price INR 5900 plus tax

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