Fragrant and detoxifying, nature’s blooms are known for their ability to beautify and heal. Faye Remedios frontlines three select spas that offer divine floral treatments that transport you to bliss
Royal Jasmine and Caviar Body Envelopment
“It’s floral, warm and spicy. At an emotional level, jasmine actually has the ability to increase love and open the heart, while at a physical level it eliminates toxins, moisturises, improves elasticity, helps reduce the effects of pollution and suits all skin types. Besides being luxurious, caviar has intense hydrating benefits. So it holistically tends to the well-being of the body,” says spa consultant Lovina Gidwani Jha of Myrah. Dried jasmines are combined with luxurious caviar extract massage cream. This is spread all over the body in soft, pampering and deeply relaxing moves. The body is then enveloped in a thermal golden sheet so that the warmth can enhance the effects of jasmine and caviar on your skin. This works to nourish the skin thoroughly while the aroma of jasmine calms your mind.
Royal Hibiscus and Caviar Body Envelopment
Known as the ‘Flower Of Youth’, the hibiscus flower is the plant Botox, and has firming, toning and anti-ageing properties. “In fact, it is also an aphrodisiac, improves skin tone and diminishes lines,” says Jha. Dried hibiscus flowers are mixed with caviar extract and this nourishing mix is applied all over the body. After this, you are cocooned in a thermal sheet to ensure the benefits are absorbed by the body, leaving you glowing.
Divine Rose Aroma Massage
“Roses symbolise luxury, passion, love and beauty. They also have toning and soothing properties and are very good for dry, ageing or sensitive skin,” says Jha. The luxurious Rose Aroma Cream that is used to massage the body contains active ingredients that help cellular regeneration resulting in a more even, rejuvenated, moisturised and smooth skin tone. Besides, the aroma of roses leaves you feeling calm, balanced and joyful.
Divine Rose Bath
Salts contain oligo-elements and minerals to harmonise the body’s metabolism, to induce relaxation and reduce insomnia and anxiety. Rose extract added to these salts has anti-wrinkle and anti-ageing properties for your skin, while the delightful aroma of roses entice your senses.
11 Palm Springs Society, J.V.P.D Scheme, Mumbai
Tel: +91 22 26253968
Tree Of Life
This spa treatment at The Oberoi Vanyavilas ends with a refreshing floral bath. One can choose either a Marigold or a Milk and Rose bath for a fragrant climax to this indulgent and luxuriously pampering therapy. It starts with a 30-minute Guava Skin Refiner. Here, a refining paste of guava scrub is used to exfoliate dead cells making skin soft. It cleanses and balances skin with a fine paste of natural goodness that will help bring a healthy glow to your skin. This is followed by an energising 60-minute Luscious Orange Wrap that uses vitamin-rich orange, known to build collagen and smooth out fine lines and honey; nature’s elixir to healthy skin. The body draws benefits from this freshly prepared wrap, leaving skin radiantly soft. During the Relaxing Aromatic Massage, the spa therapist gently stimulates tired muscles with aromatic oil, concentrating on the marma or the vital energy points. The massage relaxes muscles and balances the flow of blood and energy creating a glow.
The treatment ends with a Marigold Bath or a Milk and Rose Bath. The Marigold Bath is both warm and relaxing. One is immersed in a bath containing marigold petals and the flowery warm water pampers your skin completely. Marigold has astringent qualities and leaves the dermis feeling firm and fresh. It is believed that flowers have ‘energies’ to cure minor illness and are mood enhancers. The bath is recommended for oily to combination skin.
Or you could revel in the Milk and Rose Bath, so mild and gentle and perfect for delicate skin. Drawing from royal recipes, the bath pampers you with the soothing and skin softening qualities of milk combined with rose water, which tones the skin. Sprinkled with fresh rose petals, this blend of milk extracts and floral essences gives a rich emollient, relaxing, and fragrant sensation while making skin smooth and supple.
Wild Rose And Citrus Scrub
In addition to the above, you could opt for a Wild Rose and Citrus Scrub. Lemon gently exfoliates and leaves the skin clean, vibrant and healthy. And rose enhances the complexion, leaving a lingering aroma. This energising scrub helps reduce and lighten blemishes and adds radiance to even the dullest of complexions.
The Spa at The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Ranthambhore Road, Sawai Madhopur City, Rajasthan
Tel: +91 7462 223 999
Free Spirit Floral Bliss Facial – For Normal To Dry Skin
This unique facial at the Lakmé Salon starts with a relaxing face, scalp, hands and feet massage using Rose Exotica Cream with a Floral Moulding Mask to revitalise. While the cream penetrates deep into the skin for nourishment, the mask gives the needed lift. After this, specific acupressure points on the face and neck are targeted to enhance the skin tone as blood circulation and metabolic activity within the skin improves. The essence of rose petals and lavender water with a compress of hot and cold poultice of fresh flowers is then used. The essential oil extractions from the flowers work on the limbic system of the body, conjuring up positive and pleasant feelings. A hair cream bath, back massage and reflexology on hand and feet complete the treatment.
Free Spirit Floral Exfoliation – For Oily Skin
This deep cleansing facial gently exfoliates and improves skin tone and texture remarkably. It includes a massage with Jasmine Grandeur Cream that penetrates deep into the skin to clean and balance it and a Floral Moulding Mask that tightens skin. A hot and cold fresh flower poultice nourishes skin leaving it toned and soft. Special massages on the back, scalp, hands and feet leave you relaxed.
Free Spirit Orchid Hand Facial
This relaxing manicure rejuvenates tired hands. Indulge in the soothing yet uplifting benefits of orchid cream and the therapeutic goodness of mineral salts. It relaxes and brings a glow to your hands leaving them soft and smooth.
Free Spirit Orchid Foot Facial
Your feet carry your weight around. From taxing them on the treadmill to torturing them through the malls, feet bear the brunt of it all and need some pampering too. This foot facial pacifies tense muscles and tired feet, leaving them nimble, beautiful and happy. “The orchid cream used has antiseptic properties and is an ideal medium for massage, as feet are prone to infection. The orchid mask complements the treatment, as it has a tightening effect on the tissues and removes residue. The orchid scrub is also used to remove the superficial layer of dead skin,” reveals Sushma Khan, national trainer, skin, Lakmé Salon.
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