Spas on a budget
Pampering spa treatments under Rs 3,000? Yep, can be done
Neem and Multani Mitti Lepa, Rewa Escape Spa
Duration: 60 minutes. Price Rs 2,000.
This treatment uses a special formulation from Forest Essentials that combines two powerful boosters to give tired skin the TLC it needs. Neem, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, helps clear the complexion and wards off bacterial and fungal infections, while multani mitti is an excellent detoxifier to get rid of impurities. Highly effective on oily, acne-prone skin; it also helps reduce the visibility of open pores.
Rewa House Bungalow, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2352 0580; Rewaescape.com
Kérastase Elixir Liquid Oil Ritual, Jean Claude Biguine
Duration: 30 minutes. Price Rs 1,500.
Try this when your hair needs that extra boost of shine. The special oil goes in deep for extra nourishment, and leaves hair super glossy without weighing it down: we recommend you try it before every big party.
S-11, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, and other outlets across Mumbai and Bengaluru. Biguineindia.com
Balinese Massage, Myrah Spa
Duration: 55 minutes. Price Rs 2,750.
A super-indulgent ritual, featuring a massage with firm, long strokes and varying pressure and an emphasis on trigger and pressure points — very effective in alleviating soreness and bringing relief to aching muscles. A unique blend of aromatherapy, massage, acupressure and reflexology, this treatment is perfect to balance your mind and body.
11, Palm Spring Society, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai. Tel: +91 98200 40002. Myrahspa.com
Silky Body Polish, Club Prana, Hyatt Regency
Duration: 45 minutes. Price Rs 2,500.
Gentle and deep-cleansing, the scrub eliminates dead cells, superficial toxicity, impurities and sebum accumulation. Like the name suggests, it makes dry and rough patches as soft and smooth as silk.
Hyatt Regency Kolkata, JA-1 Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata. Tel: 033 2335 1234. Kolkata. Regency.hyatt.com
Back Purification, B:Blunt
Duration: 30 minutes. Price Rs 2,800.
We often concentrate solely on our face, hands and feet but neglect our backs until it’s wedding season. Well, B:Blunt has a programme exclusively designed to give you ‘your sexy back’ (ha). The massage and scrub removes blackheads and blemishes, de-stresses muscles and leaves you with a gorgeous back that you can flaunt, wedding season or not.
Kormangala, Evergreen PARC, First Floor, 136, 5th Block. Tel: +91 99457 26131. Bblunt.com
Masala Spice scrub, Jiva Spa at Yeshwantpur
Duration: 45 minutes. Price Rs 2,000.
Indian spices are well known for their health and beauty benefits, and this treatment uses an invigorating mix of spices to promote deep-cleansing, relieve muscular soreness and improve blood circulation, The result? Your body feels energised and your skin is radiant.
Jiva Spa at Vivanta by Taj, 2275 Tumkur Road, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru. Tel: 080 6690 0111; Vivantabytaj.com
Hydra Glow Facial, Mantra Vedic Spa
Duration: 60 minutes. Price Rs 2,000.
A great remedy for tired, dehydrated skin, it starts with a gentle face massage followed by a milk-based organic peel and ends with a pack for a youthful glow. It also provides deep-moisturising, and helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and sun damage.
31, Link Road, Block A, Lajpat Nagar III, New Delhi. Tel: 011 4108 1085; Mantraspa.co.in
Indulgent Hair Spa, Dusit Devrana
Duration: 60 minutes. Price Rs 2,500.
Its USP is the deep-conditioning that helps strengthen roots, fights itchy scalp conditions and nourishes hair. Your mane is examined by a specialist and the treatment (a mix of conditioner, serum and argon oil) is customised to suit your needs — you come away with soft, silky and easily manageable hair.
Samalkha, NH-8, New Delhi. Tel: 011 2566 0666. Devarana.in
Signature Paraffin Pedicure, The Imperial
Duration: 60 minutes. Price Rs 1,800.
This indulgent pedi softens hard or cracked heels, soothes aching joints and helps improve circulation — great for stiletto-tired feet. It’s a bit more expensive than the traditional pedicure, but the long-lasting results and instant relaxation makes it worth the money.
Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Tel: 011 4150 1234; Theimperialindia.com
Photographs: Colston Julian