Heaven awaits AT SHANAYA

Millennium Post - - Town -

Two days ago, af­ter trav­el­ling in the Metro for nearly two hours, with the ACS not work­ing prop­erly and then again trav­el­ling in an auto in this swel­ter­ing Delhi heat, I didn’t ex­pect my mood to shift from be­ing grumpy to be­ing calm and com­posed; singing my fa­vorite clas­sics.

The rea­son be­hind this sur­pris­ing change in mood was the lux­u­ri­ous and ex­otic treat­ment by ‘Shanaya spa’ at The Leela Am­bi­ence Con­ven­tion Ho­tel, Delhi. It was here that I re­al­ized the sig­nif­i­cance of what Napoleon Bon­a­parte meant when he said, “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”

A seren­ity with only the sound of birds chirp­ing out the win­dow, a mod­er­ately chilled room at a tem­per­a­ture of 22.5 C; enough to make any­one snug­gle up in their soft linen bathrobe, and warm wa­ter flow­ing grace­fully around your feet – this is what you get at this ex­quis­ite spa on ev­ery visit.

With five lux­u­ri­ously anointed ther­apy rooms, a state-of-the-art wet area (steam, sauna, re­lax­ation beds with pri­vate lock­ers and pow­der rooms) and in­ter­na­tion­ally trained ther­a­pists, ‘Shanaya’ is in­tri­cately de­signed to match ev­ery in­di­vid­ual’s needs.

As per their tra­di­tion, be­fore start­ing any ther­apy, a ‘Shanaya’ masseuse or masseur will bring a huge bowl filled with warm wa­ter and mas­sage stones, for you to dip in your feet. And while you are com­fort­ably sit­ting in a cozy bathrobe, a masseuse (in my case), will gen­tly mas­sage your feet to warm up and get the nerves in sync with your body.

Af­ter a sooth­ing feet mas­sage, the masseuse will es­cort you to a re­lax­ation bed and ac­cord­ing to your need – from re­liev­ing mus­cle pain in a par­tic­u­lar area to over­all body re­ju­ve­na­tion – the masseuse will pick-up an es­sen­tial oil of your choice from a qual­ity brand (most prob­a­bly, For­est Essen­tials).

‘Shanaya’ of­fers a myr­iad of ther­a­pies, treat­ments, and fa­cials and they make their fin­gers work to the bone to make you feel at ease.

Whether you have a jet lag, aching mus­cles from rig­or­ous work­out ses­sions at the gym or you just need an es­cape from all the city hus­tle-bus­tle, as soon as the masseuse glides through your body, by us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of gen­tle, chore­ographed strokes us­ing es­sen­tial oils, you will get an over­all sen­sa­tion of well-be­ing; of be­ing re­lieved of stress.

While you lay on the bed, af­ter a su­perla­tive mas­sage, flex­ing your mus­cles, the masseuse will pre­pare for your fa­cial.

Rang­ing from an il­lu­mi­nat­ing ra­di­ance fa­cial, ul­tra-re­lax­ing eye-treat­ment to a sili­cium su­per lifts treat­ment, th­ese fa­cials by ma­rine-based Thalgo prod­ucts will make your skin glow in a way that you might even give com­pe­ti­tion to the ac­tors in those beauty prod­uct com­mer­cials.

If you want, you can also go for a sauna, pedi­cure, man­i­cure or just any beauty ser­vice as ‘Shanaya’ leaves no stone un­turned to prove that they are the one-stop-shop for all your needs and in­deed, they have.

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