The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa in association with Kairali Ayurvedic Group bring forward the wealth of Ayurveda at Heavenly Spa. The Westin property in Sohna road offers a gamut of services to lure anyone looking for a relaxing weekend.
Approximately an hours drive from the bustling sub-city Gurgao, this property amazes the visitor with its sprawling gardens and exotic villas. However, the main attraction to visit this picturesque place is the Heavenly spa that promises an authentic Ayurveda experience.
The meditation pyramid, Peace surrounded by water on all sides, looks mesmerizing that facilitates concentration and stillness of the mind. The Yoga room has a sublime Buddha that instills peace and calm. The spa area has six treatment rooms that offer a tranquil setting for spa which are designed to rejuvenate and relieve stress. The spa menu at the Westin has a plethora of spa services like aromatherapy massages, Balinese and Chinese therapies and Ayurveda massages. Soulful music selections are customized for every area within the spa to relax and rejuvenate your senses. Separate areas for men and women include steam, sauna and Jacuzzi that has a little pool outside and sunlight that peeps inside the rooms where you get your heavenly treatment. The villas at Westin Sohna come complete with a special wooden bed for Ayurveda treatments and a traditional sauna box.
|The Pyramid healing centre – Westin Sohna
Ayurveda is all about de-toxyfying the mind, body and soul. The most preferred treatment – Abhayangam is a preventive therapy which rejuvenates the body after a tiring day, Shirodhara – involves medicated oil poured over the forehead, Navarkizhi – a distinct massage with small linen bundles filled with Navara rice, cooked in a herbal base and milk, Udavarthanam -A dry powder massage and Podikizhi -Unique therapy performed using linen bundles for body massage.
The therapists have a session with the visitor that comprises a questionnaire. The results determine the Doshas / prakriti that a person belongs to which is followed by the specific treatment. Abhyanga, a traditional Ayurveda is usually recommended for people who are looking for full body treatment. The treatment is done in the Chakra room that has a wooden Ayurveda bed with a brass pot over it. The procedure starts with a head massage with traditional oil made from herbs and medicinal plants that balances and calms the mind, and pacifies the aggravated dosha.
Using warm Ayurvedic oil, the therapist administers strong, powerful strokes with medium pressure that is necessary to detoxify the body, nourish it and promote healthy blood circulation and joints. The oil is slathered in a thick layer of 150ml oil, followed by a steam and sauna that is eventually removed with a warm shower. Traditional, Ayurvedic concoctions of body scrub and shampoo are placed to aid in removing all the excess oil. The body scrub, contains Vetiveria, a green gram powder and Vigna radiate while the shampoo contains Gooseberry, Henna, Albizia Lebbeck and Bhringraja.
The Spa Manager, Mr. Ankit says, “Ayurveda is extremely popular, amongst Indians as well as expats. We are certain that the demand will only grow further. The Indian spa industry is annually growing at a steady 20-30 per cent and currently stands at INR 1,500 crores with Ayurveda being one of the fastest growing verticals.” He further says, “Through our association with the Westin Gurgaon and Sohna , there has been an immense growth in tourists from Delhi and NCR. Kairali’s strong foundation in Ayurveda in its purest form has attracted people from affluent groups to enjoy holistic well being in the lap of luxury. We usually have couples who prefer to celebrate their anniversary in solace and privacy while enjoying each other’s company. They do not have to fly to far-flung places due to shortage of time. So, they prefer to choose Westin because of the comforts within a shorter distance.”
Speaking about the association, Abhilash K. R, Kairali Ayurveda Group said “Our first Ayurvedic Centre was launched in late eighties with an intention to provide holistic Ayurvedic experience for our guests and in a short span of time we have successfully carved a niche for Kairali.”
Commenting on the association, Mr. Sanjay Sharma Complex General Manager, The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi and The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa said “We found the perfect partner in Kairali Ayurvedic Group as they share our vision of preserving wellness in travel and are a celebrated name globally. In addition to our signature treatment offerings, Ayurvedic therapies provide a transformative wellness experience to our guests at the Heavenly Spa by Westin.”