Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Where Aesthetics & Healing Rejuvenate You


Midweeks often remind us that it's just a couple of days more to the lovely weekend. But then, that's exactly the time when you start making your leisure wishlist. Well, this feature is sure gonna help you in zeroing in on the right leisure indulgence.

Work takes a toll on our body, and it's only a right spa therapy that can help you get rid of it. So why not plan a spa-ful weekend this time? The newest in the town is the lovely Amaltas spa by L'Occitane at this recently opened hotel Anya Hotels & Resorts in the IT city Gurgaon. Dr. Supriya Himanshu from AWSW decided to review this new beauty and booked her appointment on a beautiful rainy day, just to come back completely revived...

Reception Area of Anya Resort...
Anya is one of the fresh hotel chains in NCR. While the hotel seems to be a cool destination for the corporate travellers, the beautiful spa is the key attraction, rather the shining star in this plush property. The hotel impressed me in a go the moment I saw an Audi waiting at the door to take me for a rejuvenating afternoon. Of course, all hotels pamper you with such services but this one was a complete luxury. It was a clear hint to what I was about to experience.

Amaltas Spa by L'Occitane Interiors
I reached the hotel, and the staff welcomed me taking me to the Reception. One can easily read the spa's name while heading to the lobby that is just an extention of the reception area. So, I took the elevator to reach my destination. The spa is peacefully tucked in, and the moment you step in, the soothing hues of yellow, the saintly white and the elegant beige are there to welcome you. The manager greeted me with sheer warmth. And, since I had already seen the spa menu (it was sent well in advance to select my choice of services), the refreshing signature tea of the spa was served to make me settle for a while. It was ginger & honey tea that sure set me for my treatments. Being a mum, a working woman, and a frequent traveller, I felt that it's the body and the back that takes the toll. So, I opted for these...

The Spa Room & the Products...

Almond Reshaping Body Wrap & Purifying Treatment for Back 

L'Occitane as a brand is one of the fave of women all over the world. So, when there is an exclusive spa that uses only the brand's products, your expectations grow even higher. And guess what? Their well-trained masseur Wonchi (means, rising sun) left no stone unturned in standing up to the expectations. Post the feet cleansing and sanitising ritual, I straight away went for the steam. This opened my pores, which was an indication that the body was ready to soak the wonderful L'Occitane Almond range. This cream makes your skin warm, it is applied all over your body, and then wrapped in the muslin/mesh cloth. While I was wrapped, enjoying the warmth, Wonchi softly massaged my feet, which actually made me doze off...

I came back to my senses when she said that it's time to take a shower, as the back was waiting for it's turn now. The second was total fun. From cleansing, to scrubbing to steam, medium massage, the back purification is a sheer delight for any woman who hasn't pampered herself for a long time. This is finally followed by the application of soothing moisturizer from the Almond range. When you get up, all you feel is a lighter body and a radiant skin.

What We Liked


Anya hotel and it's spa undoubtedly is the best in N CR so far. The services offered here are nothing different, but follow the same course of spa menu but when it comes to any spa, it all comes down to the service, the cleanliness, the professionalism, and above all how rejuvenated you feel. We loved the way the masseur washed her hands after every application, be it cleansing or scrubbing just to name. We also liked the fact that the healing does show it's effects in a couple of days after the therapy, like the back felt softer, sans any pigmentation. The body shaping is certainly not a miracle that you see yourself one size slimmer the very next day, but yes the therapy helps to improve the blood circulation.

What We Observed


The spa aesthetics are simply beautiful, and the quality of each decor accessory is brilliant. And, that's where that little inconvenience is. Post the therapy, you often need to rush to the loo, and here the door is solid wood, which makes it all the more difficult to open or close. But then we call it a beautiful glitch that's of course not part of Amaltas's lovely spa experiential!

It's time for you to come back revived, like never before this festive season...





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