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A massage is in the stars

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 22:34 IST
Ruchira Hoon
Ruchira Hoon
Hindustan Times
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Pardon the picture — it doesn’t have me in it. The thing is, I am not very comfortable taking pictures in my birthday suit. But for the treatment, I could hardly think of it as a problem. Especially for something as different as this: the Astro-Veda Spa at the Amatrra Spa.

Read that again. Astro-Veda is a combination of astrology and Ayurveda which suggests the best possible spa treatment for you. This is done by reading your astro chart and combining it with ayurvedic remedies that give you maximum benefits.

A talk with their in-house Astro physicist Pawan ji made me a hardcore believer. He diagnosed me as someone prone to a lot of colds as the liquid in my body was ‘unbalanced’.

The treatment he suggested, was a fragrance massage. A one-hour long massage with the fragrance oil of my choice — sweet orange, mint, jasmine etc. I chose eucalyptus and the experience was mind-blowing. Light kneading unknotted my body. And yes, I nearly feel asleep.

A steam and a hot shower later, I was served with an exceptionally nice pasta with grilled tomatoes and a cup of jasmine tea. While the experience was relaxing, a word of caution, go if you have time on hand. I spent nearly five hours at the spa. If you’re rushed, skip the massage and head to their salon for a quick pedicure.