It is said that the best treasures are those that are the most hidden. This couldn’t be more true for Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, located at Vayalar – about two hours from Cochin Airport. The most amazing spa experience awaits you at the resort’s spa – The Spa.
Contemporary as well as age-old techniques of wellness await you at this luxurious 5000 sq ft spa, which is operated by Soft Touch, the internationally-acclaimed spa professionals.
The therapy session begins with a detailed consultation with the in-house Ayurvedic physician. Dr Visal Mathew not only lists out the suggested therapies best suited to the particular body type – Vata, Pitta or Kapha – or a combination thereof – but also prescribes Ayurvedic medicines and diet for an individual.
Therefore, the broad range of luxurious beauty and health treatments are tailor-made through a diagnosis further to customise product selection and treatment for a particular body nature. The expertise in Ayurveda, practised in four rooms lit by natural light, is unmatched.
I was prescribed a Navarakizhi – a perspiration-triggering body scrub using medicated herbal rice – to get rid of toxins and water retention. My body was slathered in oil using marma massage strokes and then the rice, first soaked in natural herbs and oils, and then cooked in milk, were packed in puffy muslin pouches that were used to pound, massage and scrub my body.
Fifteen minutes in a steam box and a luxurious shower later, I was introduced to a new me – bereft of aches and pains. In fact, I was ready to run a marathon, a decathlon or whatever you wanted it to be!
It was the most de-stressing experience of my life.
Address: The Spa,
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere
VP II/ 123 F, Vayalar, Cherthala. Alleppey District. Kerala – 688536
T: +91 478 6613000 M: +91 8089066001
F: +91 478 6613030
Text and images by Aarti Kapur Singh