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An oriental retreat

india Updated: Jun 07, 2011 19:16 IST
Sonakshi Babbar

Aromatic candles, calming Thai music and comfy spa bed greet the eye as you saunter into Oriental Senses Spa. As you take in the cozy yet plush surroundings, the therapist goes over a list of spa treatments to choose from.

After a very short wait, you're led to the pedicure alcove. Where, decked under an umbrella, a bowl of lukewarm water with rose petals, awaits your sore feet.. While you sit back and let the masseur gently massage your feet, you can already feel the serenity lull yours senses.

After the luxurious foot spa, you're led to the spa room. Magnificently decorated with oriental motifs and candles, the spa room is a delight. As you soak in the ambiance, the masseur, Olivia, tiptoes into the room with a glass bowl filled with essential oils for the Balinese Massage With Tea Body Scrub (Rs. 2700). After a pull here, a stretch there, and some yogic stretching, she gently works wonders for what seems like an eternity.

"This 60-minute anti-cellulite, detoxifying and firming treatment massage is perfect for relaxing and de-stressing," she explains. This is followed by a homemade scrub for 30min. Done for 'skin polishing', you can actually feel your skin glowing and radiating after the 90 min of bliss. As you walk out feeling relaxed and calm, a cup hot herbal tea adds to wonderful experience.

Other than this amazing massage, the spa also offers an array of therapeutic massages for anti-ageing, rejuvenating, detoxifying, purifying and radiating. From Shiatsu (Rs. 1500), Oriental Herbal Compress (Rs. 2000), Traditional Balinese Facial (Rs. 1800), Especially remarkable is the Thai Foot Reflexology (Rs.1200), which is a unique relaxing for feet. The spa also offers gift vouchers, which are economical options than an exotic trip to Thailand.

OrientalSo, if you want to glow and feel fresh as a lily, skip your weekend brunch and head to Oriental Spa for a divine spa experience.

(Oriental Senses, DLF Place, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi, Tel: 41096357)