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Relaxing spa therapies to indulge during the monsoons

Schenelle Dsouza 
The rains are such a mood. Looking to relax amid your hectic work week? Then a relaxing spa treatment is just what you need. Now we all know that a spa getaway is the best way to enjoy a clean break. But with our busy work schedules, a spa appointment close to home is the best and closest solution. So if you’re looking to unwind over the weekend, here are some exciting spa packages to book beforehand.
AWAY Spa by W Goa
AWAY Spa by W Goa
Photo Courtesy: W Goa
One of Goa’s popular destinations, the AWAY Spa by W Goa is known for its holistic treatments because who doesn’t want to be pampered in Goa? Their popular Meta Human Package focuses on physical and mental well-being through three transformative treatments. The therapy begins with a gentle yet invigorating body scrub that helps remove dead skin cells and prepares the body for the treatment. This is followed by a nourishing body wrap which combines a rich blend of natural ingredients and essential oils that deeply hydrate and replenish the skin. Another benefit of the body wrap other than moisturizing the skin is that it also detoxifies the skin and promotes cellular regeneration which provides a radiant glow. The final stage is a relaxing hot stone massage.  Heated volcanic stones are placed on specific points of the body, which helps to release tension, improve blood circulation, and relieve stress.
Where: Vagator Beach, Bardez, Goa, 403509
When: 9 am to 9 pm
Price: ₹15,000
For appointments call 0832 671 8888
Myrah Spa, Mumbai
Myrah Spa
Photo Courtesy: Myrah Spa
Mumbai’s Myrah Spa has a choice menu of relaxing treatments, the Balinese Massage being a popular preference for most. It uses a combination of methods including skin rolling, kneading and stroking along with pressure point stimulation will stimulate the flow of blood, lymph, and energy. The therapist gently picks and rolls the skin with the tips of their fingers which helps loosen the toxins in the system and soften the skin. The massage also includes a head and face massage. The Balinese Massage delivered with medium pressure is ideal for those who live average lifestyles.
Where: No. 95-B, Ground floor, Meghdoot CHS Ltd, Netaji Subhash Chandra Rd, Marine Drive, Mumbai 400002
11, Palm Spring Society, Behind Juhu Shoppers Stop, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai 400049
When: 11 am to 10 pm
Price: ₹3450+
For appointments call 0832 671 8888
Shine Spa, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre
Shine Spa, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre 
Photo Courtesy: Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel
Shine Spa’s Sheraton Signature Therapy is an exquisite spa treatment designed to restore the body’s vitality and invigorate the senses. The 90-minute session offers a holistic approach to relaxation and wellness, ensuring guests emerge feeling completely refreshed and revitalized. The skilled therapists employ a unique hybrid massage technique, which blends a variety of specialized methods from classic massages. These techniques are thoughtfully selected to provide comprehensive and personalized treatment, targeting specific areas of tension while promoting overall relaxation to the guest. The therapy also incorporates a revitalizing body scrub, elevating the benefits of the treatment. The body scrub gently exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells, unveiling a radiant and velvety-smooth complexion. This exfoliation process stimulates blood circulation and enhances the absorption of nourishing oils or lotions used during the massage, further enriching the therapeutic effects, and leaving you feeling replenished and re-energized.
Where: Prestige Shantiniketan, Hoodi, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048
When: 9 am to 9 pm
Price: ₹9,000+ 
For appointments call 08071 008 181
Sofitel SPA, Mumbai
Sofitel SPA
Photo Courtesy: Sofitel SPA
Mumbai’s Sofitel Spa has one of the most intriguing interiors inspired by the monsoon in Mumbai which amplifies the experience. Their 11-step ritual spa gives true meaning to the term holistic experience. After a welcome ritual and spa walkthrough, the treatment begins with a coffee bean foot scrub and foot massage to remove dead skin cells from the feet. Next comes a series of body stretches that help prep the body for massage by relieving stress from the joints and muscles. Guests can then choose between traditional Indian and classic treatments. These include Shirodhara, a process of dripping od warm herbal oil on the forehead in a continuous stream allowing the oil to run through the scalp and down into the hair which enhances the function of the central nervous system; Potli Massage which is done using heated herbal pouches to rejuvenate, relax and nourish your skin; Deep Tissue massage which eases muscular tensions and increases vitality using botanical lavender with techniques using palm, elbow and forearms; and Aroma Essence, a therapeutic experience combining the power of essential oils rosemary and lemon, starting with light pressure points and face and long and gentle relaxing massage techniques that help calm your mind and re-energize you while uplifting your senses. This is then followed by an intensive eye treatment (massage), aromatic bath, sauna and steam, aromatic shower and a relaxing herbal treatment.
Where: C 57, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
When: 9 am to 10 pm
Price: ₹12080+ 
For appointments call +91 (22) 6117 5046
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