Celebrity trainer and Pilates expert Namrata Purohit let off some steam at our Spa of the Month: Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. Text by Parvati Mohanakrishnan and Photographs by Pranav Bhasin

NAMRATA PUROHIT

The youngest trained Stott Pilates instructor in the world, Purohit co-founded The Pilates Studio with her father Samir Purohit. She’s full of life, has an infectious laugh and believes that it’s best to ‘KISSS: Keep it Safe, Simple, and Smart’!

Follow Purohit on @namratapurohit

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Purohit takes in the city views from the women’s changing room.

WHERE

With a wellness philosophy that is steeped in Indian traditions, Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Grand Central Mumbai, offers experiences that help you reconnect with Indian traditions and feel rejuvenated in the process. Located by the pool on the iconic hotel’s second floor, the spa is filled with the signature Indian rose fragrance that soothes you at once. In its four treatment rooms, it offers a variety of experiences that aim to rejuvenate and relax you—whether it’s the Exotic Pomegranate journey (120 mins) that starts with a fresh pomegranate sugar scrub, continues with a massage with pomegranate oil and ends with a foot massage, or the luxurious Gemstone Massage, which is a lymphatic drainage massage with gemstones and Indian oil blends.

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Purohit at the entrance to Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa.

EXPERIENCE

“It’s one of those weeks in which a massage is a necessity. Most of my time is spent working out and training my clients hard and I just want to release and unwind. So, I look forward to my visit to Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa at ITC Grand Central!

From the moment I get off the elevator, I feel a sense of calm—there is this amazing fragrance in the air, literally pulling me towards the spa and I am not an unwilling participant to its allure! I meet Mary, the spa manager and she gives me a quick introduction to what is on offer. One look at the menu and I know I am at the right place to relax. There is a wide range of treatments to pick from and so I leave it to Mary to decide for me. She chooses the Kaya Kalp Signature massage as I sip on a refreshing glass of pomegranate juice. Guided by my therapist, I make my way into the spa to discover that the treatment rooms are spacious and comfortable. The service is amazing and the staff is extremely warm and helpful.

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The couples treatment room.

I am led into a treatment room where my therapist guides me on the oil for the massage. She makes me sniff a few vials and I decide which one I want. All set, I lie back and allow her to work her magic on me. The massage works wonders on my body. It helps loosen up my limbs and unwind the knots on my back. I almost don’t want to get up when it is done, but when I do, I come out feeling refreshed, relaxed and energetic at the same time!”

How was your experience?

“I had a really good time at Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa. The massage I got really helped me relax and release the tension from my body!”

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INDIAN AROMASOUL RICE EXFOLIATION

Basmati rice, essential oils and natural extracts come together in this scrub to nourish the skin.

JAPAPATTI TREATMENT FOR DRY, THIN, AND DULL HAIR

Coconut milk and oil, hibiscus flowers and japapati powder are used to hydrate and strengthen the hair.

REVITALISING MUD WRAP

This algae, essential oils and healing waters wrap relieves fluid retention and has a detoxifying action.

Related: In Conversation With Celebrity Trainer And Pilates Expert Namrata Purohit