A checklist of some unusual spa therapies
Pamper your body, mind and soul with a host of unusual spa therapies that are available across Pune's spas. Kavita Shyam brings you a checklist of some of the more unusual therapies
Skah Mango Organic Enzyme Indulgence
Skah Mango Enzyme Indulgence is a body wrap, which lasts for an hour and is followed by a body scrub. Explains Riona Biyani from Skah, “This is a natural mango wrap, which is in the form of clay and is applied on the body and kept for 20 minutes and then washed off. With this your skin will be infused with fruits and their supply of antioxidants and vitamins.” It also exfoliates the skin gently. This therapy is organic and is practised in the US. The organic wraps help improve the texture of your skin. They also have Gold Water Soak, Chakra Balancing Bath and Blueberry Soy Repair Facial.
At: Skah Spa- 1, Adit Enclave, Lane 5, South Main Road, Koregaon Park.
Vinotherapy uses wine and rejuvenates the skin and has antioxidant properties. It also helps in combating ageing, improves skin elasticity and protects collagen fibres. The wine works on the skin tissues perfectly well. The bath tub is filled with flowers and wine. It is followed by a Swedish oil therapy massage along with a scrub for an hour. “Depending on season, the combo of wines is changed. It’s a 150 minute session. We use the best of wines, mostly red chateau wines,” explain Dr Madhuri Pawar from Aesthetics Medispa. They also offer a natural lip augmentation therapy with a yellow peel balm. The advanced nutri balm contains seed oil, vitamins, shea butter, phytic acid and lanolin oil.
At: Aesthetics Medispa, off FC Road; Lakaki Road, Sneh Riviera, Model Colony Road, Model Colony, Shivaji Nagar.
Javanese Monde Lulur Body scrub
This unique scrub at Touche spa is a great treatment from Java and is soothing. It is an exotic and purifying treatment, with a blend of tropical herbs that are anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-fungal. It helps lighten dark patches, softens the skin, and removes dead skin. It lasts for 45 minutes.
At: Touche Spa, fourth floor, Uttam Towers, Nagar Road, opposite Aga Khan Palace, Kalyani Nagar.
This massage takes place in warm, waist-deep water. Its name comes from a combination of the words “water” and “shiatsu.” The spa has a special Watsu pool heated to the exact same temperature as per one’s body. During Watsu, the trainer takes your body through a series of stretches and twists. Being held in the warm water is deeply relaxing. Watsu’s gentle stretches have a therapeutic effect on the body. The buoyancy and support of the water allows the spinal column to be moved in ways that aren’t possible on land. Many people also find it promotes trust.
At: Shillim Retreat & Spa, Taluka Maval.