At The Westin Gurgaon’s Heavenly Spa by Westin, a variety of soothing and relaxing treatments stimulate the senses and help you find peace within. By Parvati Mohanakrishnan

The weather seems to be indicative of my mood, I observe one particularly gloomy day at work. Soon it starts raining heavily, and I tell myself that it’s time for me to let go as well. So, I drive myself through the pouring rain to The Westin Gurgaon.

The Westin Gurgaon’s Heavenly Spa by Westin
The reception at Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Gurgaon.

Known for its seven pillars of well-being, the hotel is one of the most accessible hubs of wellness in the city. And its spa, Heavenly Spa by Westin, is reputed for the authentic and innovative treatments it offers. I’m pleasantly surprised to find that there’s a special promotion on offer at the spa—Spirit of Summer— that makes use of fresh fruit in all its offerings. Always up for new experiences, I decide on a fruity scrub and a deep-tissue massage (my favourite).

Soon, Onerise, my therapist for the day, leads me to a spacious spa suite with a rose petal-filled Jacuzzi. She asks me to choose from stones marked ‘Gratitude’, ‘Hope’, and ‘Love’, and I choose to meditate on hope through my experience. The soothing aroma and soft lighting lull me into a relaxed mood as I change into the robe. With my clothes, I vow to let go of stress and be positive. The affirmation helps enhance the rest of the experience for me, and soon after a foot cleansing ritual, I lie face down waiting for the scrub to begin. Onerise tells me that she’s customised the ingredients for me. There’s oats, honey, grated coconut, blood orange elixir, turmeric, and yoghurt in the soothing mixture she’s rubbing on my skin. I feel my body begin to let go of stress as she moves up and down my legs, back, and torso, bringing the scrubbing to an end with my shoulders. I wash the residue off, and my skin appears, soft and moisturised. I make sleepy progress back to the massage table where Onerise is waiting with warm oil to work the knots and tension out of my body. I lie down happy, looking down at the ‘Hope’ stone in a bowl of water below me. As Onerise works her magic fingers on my back, I fall asleep with a smile on my face.

The Westin Gurgaon’s Heavenly Spa by Westin
A couples treatment room.

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