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.

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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

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