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May 18, 2024

Exploring the best spas around the globe

Remember when they said, “Work hard, recover harder!”? In the wake of unprecedented global challenges, the pursuit of health and wellness has emerged as a beacon of resilience and renewal. As the world redefines its priorities, there’s never been a better time to prioritise self-care and rejuvenation. Step into a realm of serenity and indulgence as we unveil a curated selection of some of the best spas around the globe. From the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to the epitome of pampering spa rituals, embark on a journey to restore harmony and vitality to your mind, body, and soul.

Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai

Nestled within the lavish confines of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, a breathtaking Anatolian-inspired oasis on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, lies the esteemed Talise Ottoman Spa—an epitome of indulgence and rejuvenation. Housed in its own resplendent building within the resort, this award-winning sanctuary beckons with the allure of its magnificent hammam, a beloved gem adored by locals and visitors alike. One can step into a realm of unparalleled luxury by indulging in the Royal Ottoman Hammam experience—a sumptuous ritual that elevates the timeless tradition of Turkish bathing to new heights of opulence. What awaits you next is an hour of pure bliss, as skilled specialists pamper you with herbal elixirs and gentle exfoliation using traditional kesse mitts, leaving your skin silky smooth and radiant. Complete with an exclusive indoor saltwater pool and plush relaxation chambers, the Talise Ottoman Spa promises a transformative journey of relaxation and revitalization, ensuring you emerge feeling utterly renewed and rejuvenated.

 

Six Senses Rome Spa, Italy

Step into the lavish embrace of Six Senses Rome, where history meets contemporary chic in the heart of the eternal city. Set within the magnificent Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, this opulent retreat boasts 96 guest rooms and suites that pay homage to Roman tradition with a modern twist. From the classic Cocciopesto walls to the locally sourced Travertine stone, every detail exudes timeless elegance. However, the real treat lies within the renowned Six Senses Spa, where ancient Roman bathing rituals get a fun and fabulous makeover! Dive into a 10-step thermal journey that’s as refreshing as it is revitalising. Start with a hydrating shower before indulging in a warm Roman bath in the Tepidarium. Then, heat things up with steamy saunas and plunge into the icy coolness of the Frigidarium pool. Top it off with a refreshing splash in the Ice Fountain before lounging like royalty on warmed recliners.

So why settle for ordinary when you can experience extraordinary wellness in the most fabulous way possible? 

 

Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at Lutetia, Paris

In the ancient tales, before earth, water, fire, and air, there existed Akasha, the primordial essence from which all creation emerged. At Lutetia Paris, you’re welcomed to rediscover this sacred source through Akasha Holistic Wellbeing. Designed by the visionary Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this sanctuary beckons you to reconnect with the primordial source of creation. From nourishing cuisine to transcendental meditation, rejuvenating facials to invigorating workouts, immerse yourself in a holistic journey curated with Parisian elegance. 

Renowned as France’s premier hotel spa, Akasha at Lutetia Paris has been crowned ‘France’s Best Hotel Spa 2023’ at the prestigious World Spa Awards. Step into a world where every moment is a celebration of wellness and luxury, where you can begin or end your day in sublime harmony with body, mind, and spirit.

 

Aura Spa, The Park New Delhi

At Aura, the ambiance is as enchanting as the treatments themselves, with natural slate, teak, ceramics, and mosaics setting the stage for an authentic spa experience like no other.

Prepare to be pampered with specialised massages and signature beauty treatments, meticulously crafted using the purest ingredients sourced from herbs, spices, and florals. Drawing inspiration from Ayurvedic traditions, each therapy is tailored to harmonise mind, body, and soul, leaving you feeling blissfully rejuvenated.

Yogis will delight in classes held on The Terrace, offering panoramic views of the pool’s reflective waters, while a wide range of massage techniques—from deep tissue to Swedish and reflexology—are available to cater to every need. But the pampering doesn’t end there! Aura Spa boasts a state-of-the-art gymnasium for daily workouts, a luxurious beauty salon for that extra glow, and a tranquil sauna chamber to melt away that stress. And for those seeking inner peace, daily yoga classes on The Aura Terrace offer the perfect blend of serenity and fitness against a backdrop of poolside serenity.

 

Signature Spa Treatment at Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort

Unveil the secrets of serenity with a decadent Turkish Hammam experience at the illustrious Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort. Transport yourself back in time 2000 years as you embark on a transformative journey of purification for your mind, body, and soul. Nestled within the tranquil confines of the resort, adorned with opulent Arabian decor, this 120-minute ritual promises an extraordinary escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

As you step into the sanctuary of relaxation, an invigorating steam infused with fragrant herbal essences will soothe your senses, preparing your body for indulgence. Delight in the rejuvenating sensation of a revitalising coffee scrub, unveiling radiant and glowing skin beneath. Surrender to the sublime touch of an aromatherapy massage, enriched with the essence of fragrant rose oil, followed by a decadent rose clay paste that gently detoxifies and nourishes your skin from within.

As tensions melt away and harmony is restored, bask in the bliss of a heavenly head massage, soothing your mind and inviting a profound sense of tranquillity. To conclude this divine experience, savour a soothing cup of herbal tea, enveloped in a sense of restored balance, refreshed energy, and a renewed zest for life.

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