The Spa at Shreyas is simple, and yet recognised as one of best in India and aims to provide our guests with rejuvenation massage therapies drawn from diverse cultures such as India, Indonesia and Thailand. The Spa at Shreyas offers Thai, Indonesian, Swedish, Ayurveda, Aromatherapy and deep tissue massages as well as body scrubs, facials and manicures/pedicures to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
This is an oil-based massage that involves deep manipulation of the body’s soft tissue. Balinese massage concentrates primarily on the connective tissue of the muscles. The therapist uses smooth but deep thumb pushes along each individual muscle, following the course of the body’s energy channels (meridians). It is an excellent therapy for treating stiff and painful muscles and is also used in the treatment of conditions of the abdominal organs. A one-hour session of this kind of massage is enough to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energized.
Swedish massage was developed in the 1700’s by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling. The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Stimulating the skin and nervous system and soothing the nerves, it reduces stress, both emotional and physical.
Specially blended essential oils are used in this massage, which works as a stimulant as well as relaxant. It is good for chronic conditions such as stress, insomnia, menstrual problems, hypertension and general stiffness of joints, low energy and fatigue.
Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Treatments
Ayurveda is the oldest system of codified medical system and lifestyle management science known to mankind with a history of at least 5000 years. It is a combination of two words, ‘Ayus’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge. Traditionally Veda refers to the vast repository of revealed knowledge that is considered to be eternal and endless in nature. With passage of time, the entire body of Veda was classified into four by Sage Veda Vyasa as Rig, Yajus, Sama and Atharva. Ayurveda is a part of Atharva Veda. Treatments and Therapies of Ayurveda are designed to purify the system (i.e. our body) and enhance our immunity by eliminating toxins accumulated due to various reasons including lifestyle issues. At Shreyas, the following time tested treatments are offered to our guests. Most Ayurvedic treatments begin with Abhyanga as it increases the efficiency of other treatments to follow.
This traditional Indian massage is a combination of soothing and long strokes that help in restoring balance and re-establishing calmness and harmony in the body. Specially blended Ayurvedic oils leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
This is a unique massage done by two therapists, working in unison, to bring about a harmonious sense of “well being”.
This process is traditionally done immediately after Abhyanga. Here therapeutic oils are poured in a continuous stream (to bathe the head) directed to the mid fore head. This “dhara” helps in calming the mind. It also helps in relaxing and revitalizing the central nervous system apart from helping to alleviate insomnia and depression. Depending on the body type and season oil / milk / buttermilk is used to enhance the therapeutic benefits.
Here forceful reverse body massage is given with the help of powdered herbs. These herbs help in mobilizing the adipose tissue deposits. This massage also helps in reducing kapha, improves muscle strength, removes cellulite, and gives a radiant glow to the skin.
Virechanam (Purgation Therapy)
This is the second of the five main panchakarma therapies, which helps in cleansing the body by eliminating process where the bodily wastes are evacuated through the lower pathways of the body by oral administration of herbal medicines. It cleanses the stomach and small intestine. Special diet is provided after this treatment to give rest to the digestive system and for the body to regain strength. After purgation therapy rest or light activity is recommended.
Patra Pinda Swedam
This treatment begins with a full body oil massage done in unison by two therapists. Mild pressure is applied on either side with the help of treated herbal leaves bundled in muslin cloth and warmed frequently in medicated oil. This helps in better penetration of oils in to the body. It also improves blood circulation, opens the skin pores and helps in relaxing the body completely.
Choorna Pinda Swedam
This treatment begins with oil application and full body massage done in unison by two therapists. This is followed by a massage with herbal powders bundled in muslin cloth. This helps in increased perspiration, which in turn removes the toxins and relaxes the muscles.
This is a combination of two classical Ayurvedic therapies. It begins with a full body oil massage, followed by pouring large quantities of warm medicated oil over the body and massage by two therapists. It ends with gentle massage and removal of excess oil. It helps in building immunity and rejuvenating the body completely.
This is a therapeutic treatment for the nose, throat, sinuses and head. The face, shoulders and chest are massaged with medicated oils to increase perspiration. This is followed by pouring measured quantity of medicated oil into the nostrils followed by a gentle massage around nose, chest, palms and feet. To enhance the benefit of the treatment facial steam is given at the end. This helps in treating allergies, congestions, sinusitis, headaches and migraine.
Scrubs & Masks
The Crystal Salt Scrub
An invigorating and exfoliating body scrub using sea salts and almond oil to stimulate the blood circulation and remove dead skin cells. At the end, mint gel is used for a moisturizing effect. This scrub is especially beneficial for those with dry skin.
Nourishing Honey & Coconut Scrub
Delight in the intoxicating aroma of fresh coconut and honey body scrub as your skin is polished to perfection. Refreshing and stimulating, it will rejuvenate, soften and refine your skin as it gently exfoliates. Freshly grated coconut is a wonderful skin conditioner, leaving a silky soft texture, and especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin.
Aromatic Natural Spice Scrub
This luxurious treatment scrub is a treat for the senses as well as the body! Aromatic spices like Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Pepper & Cardamom help in stimulating & generating warmth in the body. They also help exfoliate & soften the skin while relieving sore muscles.
The Chocolate Indulgence Exfoliating Scrub
This luxurious scrub is a treat for the senses as well as the body! Dark, rich cocoa is added to freshly ground rice powder, oats & rose water. Aroma of chocolate releases endorphins, that which promotes the feeling of calm and well being. The anti oxidants found in cocoa help erase wrinkles and improve the quality of the skin.
The Chocolate Indulgence Body Mask
This luxurious body mask has cocoa, fuller’s earth and honey. Honey replenishes the dehydrated skin and gives it a beautiful luminous glow. Fuller’s earth helps in cleansing and tightening the skin. And to complete the indulgence is a sinfully moisturizing cocoa butter massage.
Invigorating Coffee Scrub
This is an invigorating, stimulating and cellulite-banishing scrub. Freshly ground aromatic coffee beans are mixed with rice powder, oatmeal and rose water. It has a gentle exfoliating, softening and tightening effect on the skin.
A Stimulating Coffee Mask
This coffee mask is a concoction of freshly ground coffee powder, fresh aloevera gel and fuller’s earth. Fuller’s earth helps in cleansing & tightening the skin, while the caffeine stimulates the circulatory system and rejuvenates the body. Lastly, a deeply moisturizing and relaxing cocoa butter massage kneads away any aches and stresses that you may have brought with you to Shreyas!
Facials, threading, manicures and pedicures are also availabile.