Be it a hectic work schedule or the long hours of travel from home to work every day, we urbanites need to escape into another world once in a while. But not everyone has the luxury of taking off for a holiday to rejuvenate. I normally opt for a visit to a salon within Bangalore for a much needed “ME” time.
Now imagine yourself in a quiet room surrounded with soothing music and soft lighting while you allow your mind and body to relax with a rejuvenating massage. I allow myself this kind of luxury once in a while as I love to be pampered and what better than a luxurious spa attached to one of the leading hotel properties in Bangalore to unwind.
Rejuve Spa is located within the premises of the 5-star The LaLiT Ashok in the heart of the city of Bangalore, adjacent to an 18-hole golf course. Sprawling over an area of 10 acres, the property offers 184 well-decorated rooms and suites. The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore operates four restaurants, namely, 24/7 (All day Multi-cuisine), OKO (Pan Asian), Baluchi (Pan Indian) and Sutra (Lounge).
The Rejuve Spa is housed in a separate building beside the main hotel overlooking the pool and the 24/7 restaurant. My first impression on walking into the Spa was the simple yet warm and inviting atmosphere with a gorgeous view of the pool. The Spa offers aroma, Ayurvedic, herbal treatments and also includes the use of the gymnasium and yoga facilities.
A look at their extensive offerings gives you a glimpse of the thoughtfully put together menu by wellness specialists. The Spa Menu ensures top of the line restoration and rejuvenation massages, scrubs, facials and hair spas. They also have packages perfect to spend half day of head to toe pampering at their Spa. They also offer a variety of different facial services each boasting different benefits. I was greeted with notable friendliness and helpfulness by the staff and guided through the menu to help me select the services which would suit my needs.
Being a fitness enthusiast, I have had my fair share of deep tissue massages and this day was solely kept aside for a light pampering session hence I decided on the Traditional Swedish massage, Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose scrub and a Rani Padmavati Facial.
I was taken into a large room which has the locker area, changing cubicles along with steam, sauna and Jacuzzi – so well organised!. The staff is subtle and gives you the privacy required and guides you through the process.
On request, I was taken through their different spa rooms and given a choice of which room I would like to have my service done. The Spa has different treatment rooms which includes Ayurvedic rooms, couple suites and rooms overlooking the pool.
Since it was just me I went in for the room overlooking the pool and I loved the sense of tranquility once my therapist dimmed the lights setting the mood for a glorious rejuvenating experience to come. The spa treatment I had – Traditional Swedish Massage is one of the most sought after massages worldwide and the long deep strokes help to knead out the tensed overworked muscles. My therapist was every bit as skilled as she seemed to realize my body’s sore areas and ensured that she did her job to perfection.
I have always believed that a massage has some excellent benefits though one would only realize it over time. It is understood that the therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative hence the more often you get a massage the better you will feel.
The massage was followed by a Sea Salt Crystal Rose scrub which was suggested by my therapist since I had tanned quite a bit over the summer and my skin seemed to be in desperate need of stimulation and exfoliation. The mineral salts used for the scrub in combination with the oil of Indian rose ensured it left me with buffed, smooth and glowing skin.
The scrub was followed by a 15 mins steam session which I am quite familiar with as I regularly use it post by gym sessions. A steam bath has so many benefits from relieving muscle stiffness, helping to destress, improving sleep to detoxifying the body thereby improving the immune system. Since the therapist had also massaged my scalp with oil during the massage, post my cold shower I was whisked off to the salon to have a hair wash and blow dry.
Completely relaxed I was ushered into another room for my facial ( Rani Padmavati ) which may sound quite a mouthful but I had my reasons for choosing this particular facial. As I go closer to my 40’s ( there’s still a little time to get there!) I know the usual facial services I have been receiving are not helping my skin.
My chosen facial is primarily an anti ageing facial with collagen boosting properties which eliminates fine lines and restores the firmness of the facial skin. The facial began with the usual cleansing routine by my esthetician followed by facial steam application to help open the pores and prepare the skin to absorb the ingredients used in the face mask. This was followed by a scrub to exfoliate the skin and then the face mask was applied. As my body was already relaxed, the facial was the perfect way to end the day of pampering at Rejuve.
As the upper level also hosts The Fitness & Wellness Centre, it struck me how fun it would be to combine these complimentary amenities. It is perfect to plan a girl’s day out here with the use of their pool/gym/yoga room followed by a spa session and then unwind at 24/7 for a quiet meal by the water! Their friendly staff, environment and the attention to detail is second to none for a luxurious, exclusive experience.
What I thought would be just another trip to visit a spa turned out to be so much more as Rejuve Spa maybe of one Bangalore’s best kept secret!
The whole setup alone excites your mind and body – the beautifully landscaped gardens, the crystal clear water of the adjoining pool, a meal just a hop and skip away combined with a sanctuary of relaxing rituals which allow the body to rejuvenate. I couldn’t help but get caught up in it! The relaxing rituals allowed my body to heal and recover, leaving me feeling refreshed and the after glow lasted days longer than most I have had done.
Address: Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Bangalore – 560001, Karnataka, India.
Hours : 07.00 am – 10.00 pm.
For appointments: +91 80 3052 7777
Disclaimer : My visit was hosted by The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore however all opinions expressed above are my own.