Spa La Vie by La��Occitane comes to town
Nestled in the heart of Whitefield is Spa La Vie by La��Occitane, brought to India by Sanghvi Brands. With just two outlets in the country (the other being in Mumbai), La��Occitane started off as a retailer of beauty products including fragrances, creams, moisturisers and essential oils, in Provence, France in 1976. Its perfumed history is evident as I enter the reception area, reminiscent of sun-warmed blooms. After a cheery greeting and a cup of steaming herbal tea, I look around and take in the contemporary decor with hues of beige, yellow and brown. Very inviting.
Among the treatments, the revitalising Aromachologie massage comes highly recommended. It incorporates a mix of Swedish, Lomi Lomi and Balinese massage movements. My therapist, Athisha (who, like all their other therapists, has been trained at the La��Occitane Academy in Pune) shows me to my private suite. The head to toe massage is thorough and relaxing, and soon, I am in a state of calm. Then ita��s a quick trip to the Warren Tricomi salon, which adjoins the spa, where I have a hair wash and blow-dry. a�?After the massage, the hair artiste ensures that the oil soaks into the scalp and roots,a�? explains Dr Vijay Aggarwal, director of operations and trainings. a�?Other global signature services like the Deep Tissue Intense Relief are also available,a�? he adds. I cana��t wait to return.Rs 3,500 upwards. At Whitefield. Details: 42565705
a�� Megha Anoop Chemmanur