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Raadia Mukadam gets rejuvenated at The Spa, Leela Palace, a palatial health spa in Bangalore

Especially in modern times, almost everyone seeks a retreat where mind, body and spirit can be rejuvenated. Sprawled over 20,000 square feet, The Spa at the Leela Palace, Bangalore succeeds in creating an oasis of calm, using old and new arts of rejuvenation.

Treatments are administered by professionals who have undergone rigorous training by international spa consultants for six months. Equipped with a state-of -the-art gymnasium, private dressing rooms, luxuriously designed whirlpools, saunas, steam baths, relaxation rooms, the spa in addition has luxury treatment suites, hydrotherapy rooms and a true blue Indian Ayurvedic Centre.

And since the spa operates from 7 am to 10 pm, you can conveniently adjust your demanding schedule to accomodate your treatments which is exactly how I managed to do a three-day therapy there.

The treatment begins with a consultation with Dr Rajesh Sriniwas, the spa manager, who after studying my general lifestyle and health patterns designed a course of treatments suited to my needs.

My therapy commenced with the signature ‘Indian Magic’ massage, a treatment comprising a unique blend of aroma oils, potions and lotions.

This was followed by ‘Rani Padmavati’s luxury milk bath’. Named after the legendary Indian queen, this unique bath is made from rich milk proteins, fragrant essentials, oils and sea salts. Luxuriating in this blend you will be surprised at how smooth and silky your skin feels. The treatment concluded with a dusting of rose petal powder to enhance the regality of the entire experience.

The following day therapy started with a reflexology session that lasted an hour followed by the ‘Precious Stones’ body polish treatment. This comprehensive treatment started with a full body brushing to exfoliate the body, followed by a deep body and scalp massage using hot and cold stones on vital energy points and a blend of essential oils chosen to suit individual requirements. After which I was guided for a luxurious hydrotherapy bath to relax and strengthen the body, boost the immune system and increase metabolism. As strong jets pummeled my body, I could feel the tension draining away. Then there was the ‘royal facial’ and the ‘Leela classic pedicure’. The entire pedicure and foot massage is administered while you continue to lie back, slipping readily into deep slumber.

By the third day I already felt like a new person, any sign of fatigue being totally erased, ready to take on the world.