India wellness centers have taken luxury spas and medical tourism to the next level. It is blessed with many such centers like luxury spa or spiritual center for the wellness and healing for its visitors. If you are looking for a disciplined daily life with meditation included in your routine then India is a perfect place for you. Wellness therapies are available at different places in India and all the centers work at different levels to offer services best suited for your body to keep fit, clean and calm. The therapies carried out in these wellness centers may include the ones adopted in the ancient past like acupuncture and the traditional forms of medicine along with the modern techniques.
Southern India has most of these wellness centers situated amidst nature, particularly in the states of Goa, Kerala and Karnataka. Below Vardhman Vacations highlights the best one of them.
Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
The Wildflower Hall Spa is a Spa Resort owned by the Oberoi group of Hotels. It is a spectacular Spa Resort that offers luxury amidst the Himalayan Caravans located at a height of 8,250 feet. They provide body therapies, Ayurvedic therapies and body massages together with amazing Yoga postures. The place has a magical view and the facilities provided in the spa are fantastic. Open air whirlpool affords magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while indoor pool – lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers – is temperature controlled throughout the year.
Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Today, Ananda Spa is considered one of the best spas in the world by the The Telegraph and rated No. 1 destination spa in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. Nestled beautifully in foothills of Himalayas, Ananda Spa is not merely a retreat that will leave you amazed with the mysticism of its surroundings, but will also help in redefining your lifestyle by integrating traditional wellness practices of authentic Ayurveda, traditional Yoga and Vedanta along with global wellness experiences. The personalised therapy and activities programme include de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight and inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.
Kaya Kalp The Royal Spa, Agra
The Royal Spa Kaya Kalp is a dedicated spa by the ITC Group of Hotels is the largest spa of India. They offer traditional therapy that cleanses the soul, while purifying the mind and body by harmonizing the energy. The spa is themed around the Mughal dynasty and located in Agra. The spa is beautified with channels of running water, rain water showers and fountains outside. The lush green courts open to the skies and interiors embellished with stone latticework, mother of pearl, inlay and mirror work. The services include themed massages with some of the finest services included in each package. It also releases the physical tension, nourishing every core of you.
Soukya Holistic Health Center, Bangalore, Karnataka
Soukya, Dr. Mathai’s International Holistic Health Centre is a luxury wellness spa that focuses on alternative health treatments. It provides authentic and unique facilities by blending ancient and modern medical techniques and advancements to restore perfect balance in between your body, mind, and spirit. It has the best medical doctors from all around the world to provide excellent therapies. It provides a wide range of therapeutic programs for rejuvenation, anti-ageing, detoxification, diabetes, arthritis, weight loss, de-addictions, asthma, stress, skin care and cardiac hypertension. It also offers wellness programmes ranging from 20 day programmes to 50 days as well. You can choose your programme according to your need.
Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa, Udaipur
The Jiva Spa at the Taj lake Palace Udaipur offers ancient methods of massages and beauty treatments, along with Ayurvedic treatments, yoga and scrub. This spa has implemented all the customs of royal Rajasthan. The carefully tailored treatments for you will give the experience of royal heritage and wellness. The holistic treatments using exotic essential oils, awakens the senses, while rejuvenating your skin. Don’t forget to try the Signature royal treatments and other soothing spa if you plan to visit to Taj Lake Palace Jiva Spa.
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Oberoi Amarvilas Spa, Agra
Have you ever thought of relaxing in a bath full of flowers, with a view of the Taj Mahal outside? This dream can be turned into reality at the Oberoi Amarvilas Spa Agra. It is a luxurious spa offers authentic treatments to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The treatments offered at Amarvilas Spa blends classic Ayurvedic techniques and traditional Thai massage. If you want to enjoy the best of Agra you should plan a stay at the Amarvilas and experience a ride that is unforgettable.
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Kairali – The Ayurvedic Healing Village, Palakkad, Kerala
Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village upholds an authentic principle of Ayurveda in order to propagate health and wellbeing worldwide. It is enlisted as one of the most rapidly growing Ayurvedic brand by offering authentic Ayurvedic treatments. It offers ancient Indian traditions like Ayurveda, along with Yoga and Meditation for the complete wellbeing of mind, body, and soul. Besides the wellness centre, the Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village, which is set in the midst of an eco friendly nature, maintains contemporary villa style accommodations. A team of proficient doctors and experienced therapists provides the best treatment and medicines without compromising in quality.
Taj Malabar Jiva Spa, Kochi, Kerala
Jiva Spa in Taj Malabar helps you relive the spirituality within you by introducing you to the art and science of Ayurveda. It offers you the best of Kerala with exclusive oil massages and specialties to choose from. The resort provides a picturesque view with lush coconut trees and pristine backwaters. In Cochin, you can experience the great coastal weather with a hint of sea breeze in the air.
Maya Spa, Kumarakom, Kerala
The Maya Spa of Kumarakom is the largest spa of South India that provides solution to all health and wellness related problems. It has been recognized by the Government of Kerala and the Department of Tourism as an authentic Ayurvedic center and spa. It offers an array of traditional Ayurvedic massages, eastern & western therapies and it also provide a variety of skin therapies. The Spa menu is praised for featuring specialized therapies such as Ayurveda, solar therapies, hydrotherapy, Swedish & Thai Massages, and Sabai stone therapy. This spa has received Asia Spa Award for Best Resort Spa in India, for the two consecutive years 2007 and 2008.
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SwaSwara, Gokarna, Karnataka
The beautiful wellness retreat SwaSwara is located in Gokarna. Surrounded by a vast blue pool, SwaSwara includes private courtyards, Ayurvedic massages and Spa. It is a nice place to get lost, while getting treated with the authentic Ayurveda treatments along with yoga classes. When compared to other wellness centers in India, it is quite liberal as it offers wine with meals.
Ayurvedagram Heritage Wellness Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka
This is a heritage wellness center that is located in the outskirts of Bangalore away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Ayurvedagram offers the best of services both traditional and western, by professionals in the industry. You can indulge in anything from synchronised massages, herbal steam baths and therapeutic head and face massages.
Benefits of spa treatments
The massages and treatments offered at the Spas works out on the pressure points of the individuals and releases tension. Below mentioned are some benefits that one can get from the massages:
- Massages ease out the knots in your nerves; it sends the oxygen to the cells and therefore improves your blood circulation.
- The Serotonin, a hormone gets released, resulting in the enhancement of body’s feel good state. It further relaxes the mind, body and soul.
- The cramps and tension from the muscles can be released through these massages.
- Massages also help to ease chronic issues like arthritis and muscle spasms.
- Massages provide comfort in chronic diseases such as muscle cramps and arthritis.
- Heat treatment initiates the purifying process and stimulates blood circulation.
- It exfoliates your skin as it rejuvenates the cells in your body as it filters the pores making the skin uniform and sculpted.
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