Planning a spa treatment involves a lot of work—browsing through the top listings, shuttling among wraps, scrubs and massages, negotiating the price and most importantly, blocking a time slot. What I need is an impromptu therapy that will instantly de-stress me. I am too exhausted to do my homework. So I take my pick and head to the Nalini of Nalini and Yasmin’s spa section on a sweltering October afternoon following a shopping spree at Bandra.
I’m not always a fan of spa therapies. Especially because they involve a lot of effort—changing clothes and taking a shower. I want something on the go, which is why the De-stress Massage works well for me—no need to change clothes and no oils used. Once I settle down, I’m whisked away to the cozy massage room equipped with all necessities.
By now, the positive vibes have calmed me down. I have two warm and cheerful therapists attending to me—Manita, who begins with playing out patterns on my forehead (Reiki healing) with her nimble fingers, and Heena, who simultaneously works on my feet. The two then move on to unknot the different parts of my body including the head, shoulders, hands, neck and back. I surrender myself to the experience and drift away into a semi-coma state. Fifty minutes seem to fly away and the therapists gently wake me up from my doze. A steaming cup of herbal tea refreshes me and I’m all set to take on another hectic week.
Address: Nalini of Nalini and Yasmin Salon, 201- 202, 2Nd Floor, Sagar Fortune, Opposite National College, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Contact: +91 9833 503 635
Cost: Rs 1,500 (exclusive of tax)
Duration: 50 minutes