The famous Greek Physician, Herophilus, wrote over two millennia ago, “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.“
Deepashree Dey, a media professional in her mid 30s eagerly looks forward to weekend holidays. Due to her hectic schedules, her body is wanting more than meals and nutrition. She has to de-stress her aching nerves, tone up her body, and stay healthy and fit for the week ahead.
Work pressures sap you of your energies, don’t they? In such a situation, going for a spa treatment every week or fortnight helps take care of your wellness quotient.
In fact, the city of Kolkata has a bouquet of spa and wellness centers that are working to ease your body strains in a quiet ambience. So here we go sharing with you some of the best wellness places in Kolkata that will rejuvenate every inch of your tired body in the best way possible.
Solace Day Spa and Wellness Centre
As you enter, pin-drop silence welcomes you to Kolkata’s leading spa centre, Solace Day Spa.
Choicest of essential oils are used at this heavenly spa that has five treatment rooms. There is state-of-the-art gymnasium too equipped with treadmills, cross-trainers, stationary bikes, and weights for fitness freaks. At the spa, counseling and guidance on nutrition and health is also provided.
The trainers and therapists certified by Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness (FISAF) are experts in providing you complete fitness and well-being.
If you want to have a date with water, go jump into the swimming pool and indulge in water aerobics. In the evenings, plunge into more action by going for aerobics and circuit training sessions.
Recommended for: Swedish massage
Price Slab: Rs 300-5,500 for fitness classes, Rs 750-3,000 for spa treatments
Location: 4, Sunny Park, Ballygunge
Ph: 033 3053 9300
Plus Point: Aqua-aerobics, Aqua therapy, relaxing spa treatments, activity studio
Set in lush green surroundings and spread over 13,500 sq ft, Anaya Spa is a destination spa 50 km from Kolkata. Overlooking the Ganges, the Spa welcomes you to the world of pure rejuvenation. The therapy rooms offer you Ayurvedic, Thai, Chinese and Balinese treatments. There is a separate enclosure for foot treatments. Some of the well-known therapies aimed to rejuvenate you include Thai massage, Swedish massage, Anaya Dhara and more. There is also a Honeymooners Delight where a bottle of Champagne is served in addition to Jacuzzi, a choice of His or Hers Scrub, and a choice of massage. Therapists are professional degree holders and have been trained by Bangkok's Spa Origins.
Recommended for: Signature therapies such as Journey to Bali, The Four Hand Stone Massage and others
Price Slab: Rs 2,000 – 9,000 for treatments
Location: The Fort Raichak, Post Bag 1, Sarisa, 24 Parganas (South), Kolkata
Phone: +91 3174 275444, 9932150255
Plus Point: Superb location that promises a wonderful getaway over the weekend
Located in ITC Sonar, you can expect an all-time best experience at Kaya Kalp in spa and rejuvenation. Spread over a gigantic 15000 sq ft, it has various treatment rooms to provide you Indian Ayurveda and Western treatments. Other facilities include salon, gym, swimming pool and yoga.There are many treatments that revolve around Pomegranate fruit such as Pomegranate Sugar Scrub. There are European facials, complete hair, makeup, and manicure-pedicure salon services, exfoliating treatments, traditional remedies and pampering massage available too at the Spa. Therapists have been trained at the Kaya Kalp Academy at ITC Mughal, Agra.
For the Revitalising Mud Wrap algae, healing waters and essential oils are put to use. The peaceful interiors of the place and superior treatments are a major draw here.
Recommended for: Home-grown Kaya Kalp massage that relaxes your body
Price Slab: Rs 800 – 8,800
Location: ITC Sonar, JBS Haldane Avenue, Opposite Science City
Phone: 033 2345 4545
This luxury spa at The Park is quite a well-known place when it comes to traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Different pressure point techniques such as Swedish and Thai and fruit-based body wraps and scrubs are used at the place. The spa’s signature offerings include the Exotic Dalim Scrub and Mineral Mud Body Wrap. The best package to go out for is The Ananda, a treatment for couples which rebalances the ‘bio-energy’ of their bodies.
Recommended for: The Kaya Kalp massage that uses essential oil blends to relax your body
Price Slab: Rs 800- 8,800
Location: 17, Park Street | The Park, Kolkata
Phone: +91 33 2249 9000
Rimita2014: “Amazing Experience -A must Visit at Aura Spa” (Source: Trip Advisor)
Sanjeeva Ayurvedic Medical Spa
The singular medical spa in the city of Kolkata, Sanjeeva Ayurveda is where you can get authentic treatments based on Ayurveda and Naturopathy. The specialty of this place is the doctors with MDs in Panchakarma who supervise the trained therapists. Spa therapies include Aromatherapy massage, aloe fruit body wrap, dead-sea mineral mud wrap, Sanjeeva facials and Sanjeeva radiance.
Recommended for: Aarogyam for body rejuvenation, patrapinda swedana for goodbye to aches and pains and shirodhara for mind-relaxing among others
Price Slab: Rs 500-6,000 for treatments
Location: Vedic Village Spa Resort, Shikharpur, Rajarhat
Ph: +91 33 6622 9900, + 91 98308 20448
Nishta S: “Best place to spend your weekend getaway” (Source: Trip Advisor)
Oberoi Grand Spa
Located in a separate wing in the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata, The Oberoi Spa is all set to delight you with its Ayurveda and Aromatherapy techniques. Rejuvenating your body are beautiful therapy rooms and fitness suites dotted with chandeliers and colonial-style settings. All rooms are equipped with antique glass lamps, rich teak floors and have massage beds, shower, steam room and a standalone bathtub. The fitness facilities include cardiovascular and weight machines and is supervised by a certified fitness trainer. The state-of-the-art swimming pool is surrounded by palm trees, sun loungers and private dining tables.
Location: The Oberoi Grand, New Market, 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Dharmatala, Taltala
Ph: +91 33 2249 2323
Spa Treatments: Body Scrub and Wraps, Hydrotherapy/hydrojet, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapies, Detox Treatments, Hawaiian, Balinese, Thai and Ayurveda Treatments among others
Peripatetic_Pro: “Best in Kolkata (especially the Spa)” (Source: Trip Advisor)
Situated in Hyatt Regency Kolkata, Club Prana is a spa that enjoys close proximity to both the airports – international and domestic – and Howrah Railway Station in Kolkata. There are dedicated spas here for men and women equipped with facilities such as sauna, steam, Jacuzzi, shower and chill pool. Signature facials by June Jacobs done here is an incentive for the skin. Body wraps, salon services and therapeutic treatments are done here. Pick from the wide bouquet of massage treatments and facial/skin treatments to enjoy the art of true relaxation.
Location: JA-1, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
Ph: +91 033 2335 1234
Spa Treatments: Couple Escape, Bliss (Four Hour Spa Package), Rejuvenation and Detoxifying Package
TanWensheng: “Very good massage. And a nice club” (Source: Trip Advisor)
Now pick up your wallet and head straight to any of these rejuvenating spas. Enjoy the de-stressing facilities this weekend and come back fresh as ever.