Sohum Spa Movenpick Hotel Bangalore
An award winning spa for two consecutive years, and rightly so. This Spa breathes tranquility and calmness that ensures you forget about the busy city and traffic jams you’ve had to brave all day.
By Priyanka Shetty
Inspired by ancient temple architecture of Southern India, the textures of old stone, old timber, beaten copper and painted surfaces come together to caress your senses as you proceed to the treatment room. At the entrance, a statue of Sri Dhanvantri, the primordial God of Ayurveda stands against a backdrop of the Tree of Life - a mural, which stretches from floor to ceiling and carries through to the ceiling of the treatment rooms. The exquisite piece of art which represents the union of the mind, body, senses and soul is made by the famous Kalamkari painters of Machilipatnam using colours made only from natural sources.
As you wait for your treatment to begin, you are served a refreshing apple cranberry cold tea, which preps you for the massage. With 8 treatment rooms, Sohum Spa at Movenpick Hotel Bangalore, offers a variety of Ayurvedic, Western & Oriental treatments along with facial, skin and body treatments and a fully equipped Unisex salon. While all single and couple treatment rooms have en-suit baths with a separate common steam and sauna area which can accommodate 5 guests at a time, the ayurvedic treatment rooms at Sohum have en-suit steam and shower facility ensuring utmost comfort of guests who may otherwise find the fragrance of ayurvedic oils overpowering. There is also a relaxation area for guests to lounge at after the massage and before proceeding to the steam and sauna.
The authentic ayurvedic treatments and regimes at Sohum are designed by certified ayurvedic doctors, which guarantees maximum benefit from each treatment. The therapies include Shirodhara – the ultimate ayurvedic therapy in which warm, medicated oil is poured in an even stream onto the forehead. Apart from an instant improvement in hair texture, this therapy pacifies your mind while you drift into a peaceful meditative state. Udwarthanam – a deep and dry massage using herbal powders with promising effects of slimming the body. Abhyanga – a traditional auyrvedic massage that revives the whole body by the use of long strokes and warm infused oil. Champi – the Indian head massage which guarantees quick stress relief. Herbal Pouch Therapy – for relief from long standing pain. Katee Vashthy – a massage designed specially to tackle lower back stress caused by poor posture, an issue that most face today.
The non-ayurvedic treatments offered by Sohum include the Swedish, French, Siam – studied from the Buddhist monasteries; this art combines the use of Marma points with traditional Thai meridian massage. Sohum Signature Massage – a highly recommended therapy developed by their senior spa trainers, it is an integration of sports massage and Thai acupressure techniques. Bali – this traditional Balinese royal massage guarantees to re-awaken a calm inner self by releasing energy blockages. Native American Hot Stone, Hand & Feet reflexology and Meru – based on ancient Indian healing sciences to relax the tension and soreness in the back muscles.
While the massages at Sohum leave your mind and soul rejuvenated, they also offer therapies for the skin, face and body. Skin refinement, commonly known as body polish is a gentle body exfoliating treatment using natural plant and flower extracts. Some of the polishes include Oriental Rice & Oatmeal, Apricot & Lemongrass, Coffee and a Detoxifying Ayurvedic body polish. The anti–oxidant rich oils, organic sugar, sea salt and other natural powders hydrate and nourish the skin, kick-start circulation and have overall mood elevating properties.
Pollution and other harsh elements of the environment results in dull and damaged skin. Understanding these unavoidable conditions Sohum has designed face therapies/facials that are specially designed according to your skin type that leaves your skin looking smoother, firmer and more youthful. Body wraps, another treatment offered by Sohum, begins with an invigorating body scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. The natural floral and marine extracts like Vanilla & Coco and Bastar mud ensure that the skin is soothed and rebalanced.
Wellness is an important aspect of life, and one that we sometimes take for granted. With well trained and attentive spa therapists, your holistic experience at Sohum will ensure you keep going back for more.
115 Gokula Extension, HMT Road (near BEL Circle) | 560054 Bangalore | India
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