Sanctuary for the senses
Sometimes, just a single spa therapy isn’t enough. SONAL VED goes on a spa vacation to beat the stress at Sanjeeva Spa situated inside the Vedic Village in Kolkata.
At the end of a hard-working day, there is nothing more that you need than reviving your senses. In Sanskrit, the word ‘sanjeeva’ means to revive, which is exactly what we did at this healing centre. Here are some things we absolutely loved about this space:
Thing that I loved
We went for the traditional Ayurvedic treatment called the Rasayani, which included a relaxing body massage followed by Shirodhara, a face and body pack.
The entire 90-minute treatment uses only natural ingredients such as lentil paste, turmeric powder, oats, neem extract and other ancient remedies.
Apart from massages, scrubs and facials, this spa also offers 5-star resort facilities such as luxury suites, swimming pool, recreational games and amazing food to back your wellness schedule. Our treatment entailed a Potli massage that uses muslin-filled bags of herbs. The best part is that these are not only organically grown without using any chemicals, but they are also grown in the resort’s kitchen garden. We love that our therapy didn’t start with a boring form-filling exercise. Instead, it followed a one-on-one consultation with the in-house Ayurvedic doctor. For many, the most annoying thing about an Ayurvedic massage is the stiff wooden bed. On request, the folks at Sanjeeva fit the hard bed with soft cushion covers for added comfort. At the end of your therapy, the therapist provides you with a light powder that they call choornam, which helps absorb all the oil in the jiffy!
Sanjeeva Ayurveda – Medical Spa at Vedic Village, Shikharpur, Rajarhat, Kolkata - 700135, West Bengal, India. For reservations call: +91 33 6622 9900, + 91 98308 20448