Find escape from the heat in the soothing confines of a treatment room. Here are our picks of the best therapies across the country.
Complete detox at Soukya, Bengaluru
If your system is in need of some intense cleansing and you have 10 days on hand, go for the Shudha therapy here. Sit back and enjoy a staggering 55 treatments in the course of your stay, including Ayurvedic cleansing, detoxifying mud packs, hydro cleansing and acupressure.
Rs 13,150 for 10 days. Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru. Tel: 080 2801 7000/08
Minty refresher at The Spa, Palladium Hotel, Mumbai
The Mint Stint treatment is just what the doctor ordered on a hot summer afternoon. This two-hour treatment includes a cucumber-mint scrub and a cooling body wrap, capped off by a muscle-soother body massage.
Rs 7,500 for 2 hours. The Spa, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Tel: 022 6162 8299
After-sun cooler at Jiva, Taj Fort Aguada, Goa
Try Chandana, a cooling paste of pure sandalwood and aloe vera that is applied on your skin, which is then cocooned in soft organic linen. Perfect after a day at the beach.
Rs 1,950 for 45 minutes. Taj Fort Aguada, Sinquerim, Bardez, Goa. Tel: 0832 664 5858
Make like Cleo at The Spa, The Oberoi, New Delhi
Enjoy a long soak in a soothing milk-and-rose bath. They claim the 30-minute indulgence does wonders to sun-parched skin; we’d take it just for the quiet, restful me-time.
Rs 2,500 for 30 minutes. The Oberoi, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Delhi. Tel: 011 2436 0484
The royal treatment at Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
The Himalayan Honey and Rose balancing facial treats your face to the cooling goodness of sandalwood, rose essential oils, cucumber and organic honey.
Price on request for 55 minutes. The Palace Estate, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Tel: 0124 451 6650