Growing up on a healthy dose of Linda Goodman and being christened the official masseuse at home, Tabeer Amrohi decided to merge her two childhood passions for her recently launched enterprise. "I was a junkie— obsessive and addicted to star signs. My favourite pastime would be to read up about birth stones, lucky colours and more," says the 27-year-old, who has recently set up a new spa service, Rasi — The Zodiac Spa & Salon that allows clients to get treatments according their sun sign. "People buy cars, jewellery, almost everything according to their sun sign, so why should beauty treatments be any different?" she explains.
The granddaughter of renowned filmmaker Kamaal Amrohi, and daughter of Rukhsar Amrohi, Tabeer’s bent has been more to knead than her need for screen. "I want to produce a film, but only if it’s a good project," she says. For now, Tabeer is busy with her holistic venture. "The wellness industry is growing at such a fast pace in India but every new place offers the same old things in a new package. I wanted to do something different," she says.
At her novel spa in Andheri, besides garden varieties such as Swedish massage, lomi lomi, reflexology and geothermal massaged, one can also opt for a bespoke massage that Tabeer and her panel of astrologers have put together. But ask her how a back pain is related to one’s star sign and she’s quick to tell, "Every star sign has some traits. We see a direct relationship between the body and one’s sun sign. Through this we can arrive at things like your favourite fragrance, areas of special attention and more."
The treatments start at Rs 700 for foot and Rs 1200 for a body massage. Explain how it works and Tabeer reveals, "Take Cancerians, they are known to have delicate stomachs, which get upset quite often. So their massage includes one to relieve them of the ailments generally associated with them. We don’t suggest diets since we are not doctors, but just relieve clients of the pain in their troubled parts."
The spa boasts of a line of wraps, massages, scrubs and oils that have been customised according to your zodiac sign. And what’s more, even these zodiac spa treaments vary from men and women of the same star sign. So next time you are in your elements, here’s a place that will knead your needs.
Rasi, The Zodiac Spa and Salon, New Link Road, Andheri (W). For details, call 266710326.