`Spas` in Mumbai Prepared by : Disha Gupta Prateek Wadhwani
What is Spa ?• The term spa is associated with water treatment whichis also known as BALNEOTHERAPY.•Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts)typically offer various health treatments.•The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goesback to prehistoric times.•Such practices have been popular worldwide, but areespecially widespread in Europe and Japan.•Day spas are also quite popular, and offer variouspersonal care treatments.
Possible Origins of the Word “Spa”• From the Latin words Espa (fountain) and Sparsa(from spargere = to bubble up).• "Sanus Per Aquam" [S P A] - meaning health by orthrough water.• "Solus Per Aqua" [S P A] Latin for enter by meansof water. Other interpretation: "health through water."• “Salut Per Aqua” [S P A] Latin for health orrelaxation through water. Found in graffiti in Romanbaths
Glossary of Spa Water Terms(According to ISPA)• HYDROTHERAPY: Generic term for water therapies using jets, underwater massage and mineral baths (e.g. Balneotherapy, Iodine-Grine Therapy, Kneipp Treatments, Scotch Hose, Swiss Shower, Thalassotherapy, and others. It also can mean a whirlpool bath, hot Roman pool, hot tub, Jacuzzi, cold plunge and mineral bath. These treatments use physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation, dispel toxins and treat certain diseases.• BALNEOTHERAPY: A generic term for mineral water treatments, balneotherapy is the traditional practice of treatments by waters, using hot springs, mineral, or sea waters to restore and revitalize the body. Since antiquity, balneotherapy has been used to improve circulation, fortify the immune system, as an analgesic (pain reliever) and as an anti-stress treatment.• CRENOTHERAPY(CROUNOTHERAPY): All types of treatment carried out with mineral water, mud and vapor.• THALASSOTHERAPY: An ancient Greek therapy (thalasso is Greek for sea), these treatments use the therapeutic benefits of the sea, and sea water products for their vitamins, minerals and trace elements, which can heal and reinvigorate skin and hair.
Spa Health Resorts in India » Amarvilas Spa Resort, Agra India » Ananda Spa Resort, Rishikesh » Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom » Devi Garh, Udaipur » Marari Beach, Mararikulam » Park Hyatt Resort, Goa » Pousada Tauma Goa » Rajvilas, Jaipur » Tree of Life Resort & Spa » Somatheeram Spa Resort, Kovalam » Spice Village, Periyar » Udayvilas Spa Resort, Udaipur » Vanyavilas, Ranthambhor » Taj Garden, Thekkady » Taj Garden, Varkala » Taj Garden, Kumarakom » Golden Palm Spa Resort, Bangalore
Spa At Home: In today’s day, many of us hardly have any time for ourselves. Many ladies want to visit a spa, but are stuck up between work and taking care of her family. Thus, nowadays, a lot of people do the treatments at home. This not only saves time but also turns out cheaper if done by oneself.
Spa At Home:
We all wish to go for spa treatment and spend whole day there.Spa treatmentsmakes one feel like heavenly .No matter if you are a working woman or a professional woman we all wish and dream of it.But it is almost impossible to afford a spa treatment or take time out for it every now and then so why not give ourself spa treatment at home only. There are few ways in which one can give spa treatment at home: 1. Spa bath Take a relaxing bath but lighting some candles and putting on your favourite music.You can add lush bath bombs and soak yourself into the water. Heat and the music will take your worries away and to make it extra special sip hot tea or your favourite drink in between. 2. Paint your nails This is simple but it is a relaxing treatment. Just soak your nails , apply your favourite nail polish and try some nail art. It is relaxing. 3. Mud playing/Mud Bath Take mud bath. There are some affordable mud packs available in market for example Lotus skin whitening mud pack etc . Just use it whole on your face and body .It will do wonders for your inflamed skin or acne prone skin in summer and you are going to like every bit of it.
4. Scrubs- You can also indulge in salt and sugar scrubs whose recipes have been discussed here many times. Homemade scrubs are organic and beneficial for your skin too. Don’t forget to use foot scrubs which make you proud to wear skimpy sandals and shoes.5.Home Hair Spa Treatment - This one is my favourite. I oil my hair as ithelps in strengthening the roots and prevents hair fall .I mix coconut and olivefor this and coat my entire hair with it Gently massage hair for 10 minutes andshampoo my hair. After shampooing the hair I comb them and then apply hairpack or hair conditioner and wash off the pack . While my simple hair spatreatment is done.We all need a break once in a while .We all are special in our way and by makingtime for our self we can assure a radiant and a happy glow .These were my 5 simple spa treatment ideas. Do you have any spa treatments toshare with us?
Why do people visit a spa?(advantages of visiting SPA) Get healthy Relax Lose weight Detox Take a hike Conquer your fear Do yoga Eat well Reconnect with people you love Get inspired
Some of the Best SPAS in our City :Mumbai
Quan Spa The opulent Quan Spa won Asia Spas "New Spa of the Year" Award in 2006, and was one of Conde Nast Travelers Hot Spas for 2007. The spa has four different types of treatments on offer -- rejuvenating, detoxifying, enhancing, and Indian style massages. Phone for an appointment. Address: JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu Beach. Ph: (91 22)6693-3610. Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Cost: $40-$70 for body polish, baths, or massages. $90- $120 for facial therapy and body wraps. $120-$220 for Ayurvedic rituals.
Tahaa Spa Tahaa Spa is a tiny three room establishment that offers a range of treatments including manicures, pedicures, and massages. Dont let the small size of Tahaa Spa put you off, its tastefully decorated inside, comes highly recommended, and has some of the best therapists in Mumbai. The emphasis at Tahaa is on technique, aimed at addressing problem areas. Make sure you book in advance. Address: 69-A Manisha Bldg, Napean Sea Road, Mumbai, 400006. Ph: (91 22)2368-1001. Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: Treatments are priced from around $20, up to $65 for a 75 minute massage. Cheaper Express treatments are also offered. Whats Good: Therapeutic Deep Tissue massage. Personalized aromatherapy massage.
Richfeel spa•Timings: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday : 8:00am to10:00pm)•Features: Herbal Treatments, Imported Products, Lockers Available,Showers Available•Gender: Unisex•Payment Methods:Visa, Master, Cash, Credit Card Accepted•Massage Types: Foot Massage, Back Massage, Facial Massage, AromaMassage, Ayurvedic Massage, Head Massage, Full Body Massage
Rudra Spa This outlet is certified by the world spa consortium and has international award winning spa therapies. Rudra Spa is both a day spa and a beauty salon that promises "soulitude with senses". It features 22 luxurious spa suites, an open air courtyard, natural wood interiors, and ornate furniture. Meditative chants, incense, and a statue of Lord Shiva add to the serenity. This spa gets points for the extensive range of treatments on offer, including Tibetan, Hawaiian, and Ayurvedic massages. Address: Kemps Boulevard, Kwality House, Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Ph: (91 22)2387-2363/9688. Opening Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Treatments range from $40 up to $360 for complete packages. Whats Good: The Beautiful Day Package, with six hours of body treatment, facial, manicure, pedicure, hair cut, hair spa, and gourmet lunch.
Jiva Spa Taj Wellington Mews offers you a rejuvenating package at the JIVA SPA. They have incorporated western massage techniques and ayurvedic therapies and cures as well as detoxification methods to help you feel healthy. They also offer refreshing drinks to hydrate you and accelerate cell growth Address: 33, Luxury Residence, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba. Spa Therapy: Aromatherapy, hair spa. Spa Services: Hand and Feet Massage, head massage, spa capsule, spa manicure, spa pedicure, Swedish massage.
Aura Thai Spa( Coming Soon ) JUHU Aura Thai Body Spa, 35, Rameshwar nutan laxmi society, 10th road, J.V.P.D, Vile parle west, Mumbai- 400049 NAPENSEA ROAD Aura Thai Body Spa, Candy stores, 49, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Next to Benzer, opp Breach candy hospital, Mumbai- 400026 GOREGAON Unit No 2, A&B, Below Mansarovar Hotel, SV Road, Goregaon (West) Mumbai - 400062
Allure medspa Address : Speciality C/o Vardan Hospital, Surgery 65, Jawahar Nagar, Opposite Prakash Hotel, Treatments Near Railway Station, Face Rejuvination Goregaon West, Birth Mark Removal Mumbai 400062 Mole,Vart, Tag Removal For assistance/information call Dentistry +91-98690 19999 Cosmetic Smile Make Over +91-98690 41559 Oral Hygiene 022-28712741/42/43 Endodontics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Medical Spa
Antara Day Spa Located within tranquil surroundings of The Club Mumbai, Antara Spa is a luxury day spa thats open to the general public. It provides an appealing array of reasonably priced massages, body polishes, facials, body wraps, baths, and spa packages. Address: The Club Mumbai, 197 D.N. Nagar, Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai Ph: (91 22)5693-9999. Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Weekends: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: Treatments start from $15 for a 30 minute head and shoulder massage or foot reflexology massage. A 60 minute Antara Signature Massage costs $45, plus tax. Day packages start from $70, plus tax. Whats Good: The Antara Signature Massage, combining Swedish and aromatherapy techniques. The day packages also represent good value.
Myrah Spa Myrah, with its warm Mediterranean inspired decorations, means "fragrance" in Greek. The personalized service and attention to detail make this spa a great alternative to the large hotel spas. The innovative treatments from diverse cultures include massage therapies, body polishes and wraps. Suites with private plunge pool for couples are available. The spa regularly hosts acclaimed healing practitioners as well. Address: 11 Palm Spring Society (near Shoppers Stop), JVPG Scheme, Juhu. Ph: (91 22)2625-3968. Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends. Cost: $45 onwards. $80 for the 60 minute Asian Blend massage. Whats Good: The Asian Blend massage, special pregnancy packages, and sports massages.
Four SeasonsHotel Spa The spa at the new Four Seasons Hotel has 8 treatment rooms (including one couples suite and a VIP suite), each of which is named after a yogic posture, and a Chi Studio for yoga and meditation. Aromatherapy and traditional ayurvedic massages are provided, along with a comprehensive menu of yoga. Conveniently, the spa is open for use by the public as well as hotel guests. Address: 114 Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli. Ph: (91 22)2481- 8005. Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Cost: 60 minute massages from $80, body polishes from $80, Ayurveda from $90, plus tax. Whats Good: The three hour treatment packages, for around $200, which combine a range of treatments for meditation, rejuvenation, or detox.
Oberoi Spa The Oberoi Spa – the city’s first and only 24-hour spa Oberoi Spas provide a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation in exquisitely beautiful surroundings, using holistic therapies and massages which combine the very best of Eastern and Western practices. Oberoi Spa recipes feature only the finest natural ingredients. Timing: 10.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. The Spa menu Signature Indigenous Rituals Massage Therapies Revitalising Body Therapies Skin and Nail Care For Gentlemen
Kaya Kalp This spa is at ITC Grand Maratha. Address: Sahar Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 099, Maharashtra, India Timing: 10:00 Am to 11:00 Pm Kaya Kalp also offers western style therapies using luxurious products that are natural but deliver the desired effects, and an array of hair and beauty services. The spa’s luxurious interior designs will start your sensory journey as soon as you enter with a delightful aroma and relaxing surroundings, you will walk into a haven of peace, tranquility with unparallel luxury. They provide both Indian and Western style rejuvenating therapies.