from champi to lomi lomi
It’s the friendly neighbourhood spa where you can walk in and ask for the typically Indian champi, a relaxing warm oil head massage. In this case, however, instead of your home balcony, you’ll be ensconced in a quiet retreat dotted with Buddha paintings and anointed with aromatic oils. This is a chain with outlets at airports, and offer express neck rubs, manicures and jet lag recovery facials, but if you’re looking to indulge, then book an appointment for the Signature Harmony. For the next hour two therapists will massage specially blended lavender oil in rhythmic movements combining Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, and Deep Tissue massage styles. They claim that the oils calm the nerves and the firm strokes relax the muscle tissue and nourish skin.
If you're looking for a quick fix treatment, then try the almond honey cleanser or the Australian tea tree oil exfoliating scrub, which leave you feeling instantly refreshed. To add to your convenience, O2 has an online booking facility, so choose your therapy, outlet and date and walk in for some tender loving care. INSIDERS TIP They have gift cards which make for good presents especially during the festive season COST Rs 3,800 onwards AT O2 Spa 1st Floor, Ashoka Mall, Bund Garden Rd, Opposite Sun- n- Sand Hotel, Near Bund Garden TEL 9561821566
I usually stop at their counter at airports before a flight; the quick neck rubs and foot massages prepare me for the journey ahead.
KARTIKA GUNDECHA, Accessories Designer