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    Kate Sim of The Oberoi Group on why it made sense to add Ayurveda to Trident’s spa menu

    The spa at the Trident, the five-star property from the Oberoi Group, has got a makeover—with Ayurvedic treatments being added to the menu. According to manager Alwyn Vaz, Abhyangam (full-body massage with therapeutic oils chosen according to your dosha) is the most popular, while there are still takers for their Balinese and Signature Trident treatments.

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    Kate Sim, head of The Oberoi Group’s spa operations and the person who has curated the new offerings, tells us that a holistic treatment for the body, mind and soul is essential. “We have a coconut sugar scrub, which is highly moisturising. Studies have shown it is an effective sunscreen, too. We recommend our papaya enzyme body wrap, which works naturally to soften and smoothen your skin texture,” she says. Other additions include Patra Pinda Sweda, a herbal poultice massage, the Anna Lepam, a cooling body wrap, and Padabhyangam, a foot massage where the therapist uses a warm, oiled kasa bowl.

    Vaz assures us that the therapists undergo extensive training before they are taken on board. Since the hotel is known for their corporate clientele, they have also customised 30-minute massages for those who are time-crunched. For people like me with a persistent backache, their Balinese massage is ideal, where the therapist makes sure the focus is on the shoulders, to release tension, and which will lull you to sleep. The signature massage costs Rs. 3,650 and Abhyangam is Rs. 4,250. Details: 22344747

    -Mrinalini Sundar

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