I walk through the mosaic-tiled corridor of ELLE Spa & Salon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the last session of my day-long indulgence – a hair spa. I sit on a chair and let my hair down, literally. A massage, a rinse and an air-dry later, my hair feels softer. But through it all, my mind is lost in the memory of the soothing comfort of the facial massage I had had before. I am trying to hold on to that feeling of sheer relaxation for as long as I can. I had never imagined that a facial could be as restful.
Earlier that day, I had chosen the ‘Nourishing Sandalwood Facial’ for all that the name had suggested, even though I had been equally tempted by the ‘Kokum Butter and Honey Wrap’ and the ‘Basil & Marigold Sand Polisher’ and more such interesting options on the salon’s menu. But I must say, it had done its work. My therapist Suman’s steady yet gentle piano massage manoeuvres and the mild aroma of sandalwood together had transported me to a state of bliss, from where I didn’t want to return. The strokes had worked like a lullaby and an hour had gone by quickly.
As I had come out of slumberland, my freshly done hands and feet had caught my attention; I loved the burgundy on my nails. I realised how, when a wonderful manicure and pedicure paves the way to a facial massage, it adds to your sense of relaxation, which continues well into and after my hair spa.
As I leave for home, a sense of wellbeing engulfs me. I feel refreshed, and hungry! I realise I haven’t eaten anything in the last eight hours or so. The pear in my bag comes to the rescue. It’s bursting with freshness, just like I am!
ELLE SPA & SALON
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar, Noida, 13B Mayur Vihar, District Centre, Delhi - 110091
+91 11 49 49 91 77