Choose from a selection of spa treatments designed for the month
Take some time off and head to the city’s best spas, to check out their signature treatments for the month. Our top pick:
Hot stones and peppermint: Check into ESPA at The Leela for 120 minutes of sheer indulgence. The Essence of Leela begins with a full body exfoliation using apricot kernels, followed by the placing of hot stones on energy points. The stones are then used, in combination with essential oils like peppermint, to help release tension. 7,800 plus tax. Details: theleela.com.
Cinnamon select: It is a triple treat at Jiva at the Taj. At the Taj Club House, choose the hour-long Sammardana, the Indian deep tissue massage, where trained therapists will work out all the kinks (2,700). At Vivanta by Taj-Fisherman’s Cove, Jivaniya promises an invigorating 120 minutes, with a herbal scrub (including clove and cinnamon), a heat-stimulating wrap and a revitalising massage (4,450). Finally, at Taj Coromandel, enjoy Soma, an Indian aromatherapy massage, followed by a rose petal bath. (10,350 ). Details: 66002089
Spice route: Antahpura Spa at Park Hyatt is looking to Chettinad, with their special poultice therapy. Warmed muslin poultices filled with organic herbs like turmeric and ginger, will be used to massage your aches and pains away. 4,900 plus tax. Details: 71771234
Gems in the mix: It’s all about creating balance and warding off negative energy at Aura. The 75-minute Healing Hot Gems treatment combines Japanese shiatsu and heated gemstone therapy, using stones like carnelian and obsidian. Rs.3,500 plus tax. Details: 42676000
— Mayuri J Ravi