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    Take a trip through the islands with Spa by JW’s new treatment

    Hitting the beach at a moment’s notice might be the stuff of dreams for the city’s beach bums, but with Spa at JW’s newly introduced therapy, it is barely a few minutes away. Called Polynesian Spa Journey, the two-hour treatment aims to transport you to the white sands and clear waters of Polynesia.

    The four-step procedure starts with a foot massage. The scrub, made with salt and rose crystals serves to do away with negative energy and stress, and set us up for what was to follow. The next step takes you to the Taha’a island for a full body scrub. The exotic body scrub blends sand from the island, sea salt, crushed coconut shells, algo monoi (a stress relieving sea weed) and Vanilla Tahitensis (Tahitian vanilla, known for its moisturising properties). Feeling completely relaxed, we were then taken to a milk bath, which promises to smooth and nourish the skin. After a 15-minute session in the hot tub, we were more than happy to simply doze off, but the pampering continued.
    The next stop was Bora Bora where water pillows recreate the feeling of beachside lounging. With your skin thoroughly scrubbed and still warm from the bath, this step, called the Mahana massage, features the application of a fragrant oil. It combines the techniques of lomi lomi with warm sand pouches, that help loosen and rejuvenate muscles.
    The final port of call on our Polynesian break, was Raiatea, known for its secret oil extracts. A very light oil, that comprises algo monoi, apricot kernel and almond oil and golden pearls, is rhythmically applied, leaving the skin radiant. The luxurious massage is truly indulgent and leaves you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
    Also on the new spa menu is the Indocéane Spa Ritual— a combination of Mediterranean and Indian techniques.

    Rs 8,000++ upwards. At Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 67189999

    — Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo

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