Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Spa > A little bit of pampering, a whole lot of healing!

When The Imperial New Delhi won the Best Spa Product for Sufi, their in-house brand of therapeutic products, at the 10th GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards, little did I know that I was in for a treat.

The award winning Sufi spa products.
I thought twice before accepting the invitation to celebrate this award with dear friends from the hotel, because I was swamped with work during the week. Even so, I decided to go for the high-tea that the email mentioned because that’s what friends are for – to be there to celebrate each other’s successes!

The grand entrance to the spa.
Almost as soon as I reached the Salon on a scorching afternoon, I was asked by Jacqualine Tara Herron, director, The Imperial Spa, Salon, Health & Racquet Club, if I’d like a tour of the salon. I didn’t know then that I was being whisked away for a surprise. Once inside, she asked if I'd like a foot massage, express manicure or face massage. I intuitively opted for the face massage, and it turned out to be the best thing I could have done for myself. 

As soon as I lay down on my back on the massage bed, my therapist, Athea, lightly pressed my shoulders down. It was such a relaxing touch that instantly put me at ease. “You’ve been stressed,” she said, “working too much?” And from that moment till the next 20 minutes or so her magical hand movements completely de-stressed me.  After a quick cleansing regimen, she massaged my face with a cooling rose and aloe vera product. She massaged and opened up the knots in the back of my neck and behind my ears. “This is where you hold stress when you work long hours on the computer,” she explained. And when she pressed deep into my eye sockets, just below the eyebrows, she comforted me by saying that she is a trained therapist and I needn’t worry about the pressure. “Spending too much time staring into the phone or an iPad blocks the sinus points as well,” she shared. At end of the treatment I was left feeling completely relaxed. I could literally feel the energy channels in my face and neck area opened up, leaving me feeling light and refreshed. Her parting words to me were: "drink lots of fluids to flush out the toxins".
The therapeutic oils.
This was followed by the promised high-tea. Spa menu had to include healthy fare and I wasn’t surprised when tabbouleh salad and grilled tofu found pride of place next to salmon sandwiches, scones and tea cake.Over the friendly chit-chat with other guests, Tara shared that this award means a lot to the team because The Imperial as well as Sufi have withstood stiff competition from internationally renowned five-star spa chains, despite being a stand-alone property.
A few dishes from the delectable high tea at the spa. 
The Imperial Spa has yet another gem - an award winning therapist. Rakesh won the award for the Best Therapist at the 10th GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards. So what are you waiting for? Call right away and book yourself a soulful pampering session!
Ph: 91-11 41116210; 91-11 41116211

Email: theimperialspa@theimperialindia.com