Friday, 01 April 2016 01:42

A Spalicious treat for the senses

For many of us, who work five days a week a visit to the spa is a blessing that we all look forward to. So when I was invited by the beautiful Devashree Mahajan of Leela Ambience Delhi Convention Hotel to the stunning Shanaya Spa I hardly needed any convincing to accept the invitation, especially when I had the choice of treatments before me in the finely curated spa menu.

 

It’s not my first visit to the spa, I have visited it often, indulging in the therapies that they have to offer in the past too. Each time I come back there is a sense of excitement of trying out a new treatment that I have not done before. Each time I visit I drown myself in the fragrance of scented oils that float at the reception, in the corridors and in the treatment rooms. as simultaneously my eyes begin to feast in the beauty of this urban spa – Shanaya which mean the first rays of the sun.

Located on the 4th floor of the hotel, the spa has a variety of Ayurveda treatments and a Hamam treatment room seldom found in Delhi spas. At the reception a therapist takes the mandatory consultation and makes me sign a form that says I do not have any major illness or undergoing any serious  treatment thereby taking any kind of medicines. That done I find myself being led along the beautifully and softly lit corridor to a door that opens up to beautiful views of Delhi from its enormous glass window. Oh how nice, I am ready to be pampered at the spa’s only couple therapy room. It’s beautiful, it’s large and I feel puny inside it.

 

After the customary feet watching ritual, I lie on one of the spa beds as the therapist begins the process of using her fingers, palms and elbows in circular motions on my city bruised body. I choose the Swedish massage this time with strokes that are softer and leave myself in the hands of the masseuse who obviously is an expert in finding the pressure points. I am enveloped by a sense of well-being, calmness with a flow of energy and I find myself in a free tranquil space drifting and floating, my feelings heightened by the soft music in the background that is reminding of soft gurgling stream and rustle of green bamboo leaves. I must have slept off because I am gently tapped on the shoulder and the therapist indicates that it was time for the Herbal Body wrap which is my next treatment.

I am flooded with the fragrance of sandal wood, turmeric, rose metals mixed in honey and milk as I am wrapped with the paste for half an hour and left to relax in the zen like space. The serenity of the space is so welcoming that the half an hour Is over before you even realize it and the therapist is again tapping you lightly on your shoulder for the sauna. No surprise that the herbal paste wrap has my skin moisturised and glowing and leaves me shining and smelling like a rose for the rest of the day.  The massage has cleansed me not just physically but from within too and I am super ready to face my deadlines, presentations and the usual social whirlpool that you cannot escape if you are an always-on-the-rush urbanista.

Website : http://www.theleela.com/locations/delhi

“Design me something that Batman would drive!” - Roberto Cavalli to yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini

“Design me something that Batman would drive!” - Roberto Cavalli to yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini

21 July 2019

Fashion Designer Roberto Cavalli's luxurious private yacht with his signature African animal-skin prints for the upholstery...

Udaipur is a dream destination for travel enthusiasts

Udaipur is a dream destination for travel enthusiasts

20 July 2019

Malvika Sehgaal Kaura travels to Udaipur for a luxury vacation giving us a detailed overview of what the historical city has...

Jaipur Watch Company:  India’s first bespoke watch brand Made in India

Jaipur Watch Company: India’s first bespoke watch brand Made in India

19 July 2019

Gaurav Mehta, Founder and CEO of Jaipur Watch Company India’s first bespoke watch brand inspired by ‘Made in India’ campaign ...

French Food Festival to celebrate French National Day at 1911 restaurant and at nostalgia, 1911 brasserie, The Imperial Hotel, Delhi

French Food Festival to celebrate French National Day at 1911 restaurant and at nostalgia, 1911 brasserie, The Imperial Hotel, Delhi

12 July 2019

Celebrate la Fête nationale with a fiesta fit for a king at the Imperial There are not many places in Delhi where you can hav...

Indian fine-dining restaurant Dilli 32 at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel revamps its menu

Indian fine-dining restaurant Dilli 32 at Leela Ambience Convention Hotel revamps its menu

07 July 2019

Dilli 32 is one of the most visited Indian cuisine restaurant at the The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi. It serves a...

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Celebrates US Independence Day

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Celebrates US Independence Day

27 June 2019

The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), North India Council (NIC) celebrated the “US Independence Day” at the Hyatt Reg...

3 top places to enjoy Happy Hours in Monaco

3 top places to enjoy Happy Hours in Monaco

27 June 2019

Are you planning your summer holidays at the Principality of Monaco or you are already packed and looking for happy hours to...

Singer & rappper Badshah and Chef Priyank Sukhija team up to give the Dragonfly Experience  to Delhi

Singer & rappper Badshah and Chef Priyank Sukhija team up to give the Dragonfly Experience to Delhi

17 June 2019

The entrance is lit up with designer lights and you will possibly have to wait to take that insta picture that you want to u...

Get ready to vroom with 77th F1 Monaco Grand Prix in style

Get ready to vroom with 77th F1 Monaco Grand Prix in style

22 May 2019

BEGIN THE MOST AWAITED ADVENTURE IN MONACO WITH LUXURY! With 700 unrivalled events hosted round the year, Monaco’s Grand Pri...

ONE Monte-Carlo gives you a comple luxury experience

ONE Monte-Carlo gives you a comple luxury experience

07 May 2019

After 4 years of construction, Monaco presents a whole new exclusive and comprehensive luxury experience, the ONE Monte-Carlo...