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Jiva Spas – An Indian treat

Jiva Spas, a brand of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, is true to its Indian roots. Their treatments are truly effective in easing out those bundled up nerves, but in an Indian way!

India is looking towards the West and thinking how to lure those luxury brands to invest in India or how to make them open stores here. There is nothing wrong with that. But at the same time, Indians should also think about how to create brands here in India.

Taj Group, an Indian brand, made itself global through its Indian roots. Taj Group’s spa brand, Jiva Spa, also wears its ‘Indianess’ proudly. Jiva Spa offers unique Indian signature spa therapies and spa experiences. You won’t see any other kind of therapies, like Thai and Balinese, on their menu.

The therapists at Jiva Spas first attempt to get an understanding of the mind, body and spirit of the guest. Then, Jiva spa programmes, which have been thoughtfully designed to luxuriously pamper, heal and rejuvenate, are offered to the guest depending on their singular constitution.

Equipped with single and double treatment suites, beauty treatment rooms, meditation and yoga pavilions, relaxation pools and lounges, and a fully-equipped gym, Jiva Spas are spacious and open. Jiva Spas have a very stylish and contemporary design that also seamlessly blends an Indian heritage idiom – much like the hotel properties it is located in. Lavish, beautiful and covered with muted colours to calm you down…these are the first impressions when you see a Jiva Spa.

The common underlying thread in the décor is of creating a luxurious and harmonious space by incorporating natural elements, a minimalist yet exotic décor, and elements of Vastushastra (the traditional Indian method of auspicious space planning). Fragrant gardens, charming courtyards and panoramic ocean views give a natural and soothing aspect to Jiva Spas. The spas also feature water bodies in their décor – in varied forms like cascades, ponds, soak tubs, chill pools and Jacuzzis – for a calming visual effect, the therapeutic sound of water and the restorative attributes of soaking in water.

Jiva therapies use unique products made from Indian herbs, Indian aromatherapy oils, natural creams and special ingredients. All the Ayurveda and aromatherapy oils are exclusively hand-blended for Jiva Spas. Be assured that nothing unnatural is touching your skin!

Jiva Spas are a mine of healing and rejuvenation. Their extensive bouquet of spa experiences and treatments include two-hour unique Jiva Signature Experiences. These are Sammatva, a treatment that initiates balance of energy centres; Vishuddi, a detoxification treatment; Vishrama, a deep muscular massage; and Sushupti, a soothing relaxation treatment.

Try your some truly unique Indian Therapies at Jiva like the famous Pehlwan Māalish, a powerful Indian oil massage; Champi, an authentic Indian head massage; Ventoz, an Indian cupping therapy; Pada Mardana, an Indian foot massage; Garshana and Ubtans, very unique Indian scrubs and wraps. We assure you that you won’t find anything even remotely similar to these in the world.

Under the Ayurveda umbrella, Jiva offers authentic in-depth programs, drawn from the original principles of Indian wellness therapies, under the guidance of trained Vaidyas (Ayurveda Physicians) for creating and maintaining health. Apart from massages, Jiva encourages practicing Yoga and meditation. They offer a choice of yoga classes ranging from elementary techniques and relaxing practices to more advanced asanas, breathing and meditation techniques. The selection of meditation programmes available include Body Stillness, Yogic Relaxation and Inner Silence.

Jiva also offers a range of beauty treatments including facials, manicures, and pedicures – all using natural products exclusively developed for Jiva Spas. These include Rasa, a complete facial; Jamarosa root, a deep cleansing facial; and Champak, a nourishing facial.

The massages are efficient, the décor relaxing, and the therapists truly courteous. Jiva Spas are world-class centres of holistic healing, regal pampering, and rejuvenation. You have to experience it to believe it!