What comes to your mind when you see offers like Hot lava shell massage or Blueberry cheesecake or Chocolate fondue on a spa menu?
A relaxing treat for your body with drooping chocolate and yummy cheesecake, is it? Well, not really - these are just exotic names of foot massages that will leave your feet happy.
Amid a plethora of spas in every nook and corner of the city, Defence Colony's Seven Seas Evania Spa offers a range of foot massages by taking inspiration from around the globe. They offer Hot Lava Shell massage selected from the Philippine Islands, Volcanic Hot Stone massage from Japan, Hot Bamboo massage from Thailand and so on.
The fancy names are just to attract attention, you are told, as Seven Seas Chief Operating Officer (COO) Arpit Sharma suggests to you to go for Blueberry Cheese Cake, the hot seller.
Once you enter the spa, the fragrance of aromatic oils fills the nostrils and the pristine white ambience serves as a balm for a tired mind. Soothing meditational music and aromatic candles add to the comforting atmosphere.
As you leave the reception area, you enter a dimly-lit room with five comfortable couches, brass oval-shaped lamps and golden transparent curtains -- tickling your senses and your feet itch for that pampering.
The curtains are the dividers between two couches and each section has a horizontal mirror on one side of the wall. And so begins the journey of cleaning the feet and leg up to the knee with water, followed with scrubbing. The therapist, slowly and in rhythmic motion, moves her hand pressing acupuncture points to relieve stress and tension.
This therapy is enriched with antioxidants and use of natural honey, Vanilla extracts, Olive oil and sweet Almond oil hydrates and conditions the skin, making it supple and deliciously silky. This calms your mind. And by the time she massages your legs with a cream, you are already transcended into the dreamy world of solace.
You can opt to sip a herbal tea or else slip into the mode of nirvana and enjoy the blissful ride to an unknown world -- till the therapist wakes you up and offers you a back massage. After that 10 minutes of twisting and turning which will give you a head-to-toe relaxation.
It doesn't end here. Make sure to eat your share of dessert that will elevate your cheerful mood by a thousand times. Asked why he decided to venture into foot massages, Sharma smilingly replied: "How many of us actually say thank you to our feet that carry the burden of our body weight? We find ways of pampering our body but ignore the feet completely."
"The idea is (that) people can come, get their feet pampered, de-stress, relax and leave this place with a satisfying smile. If that happens, you know the effort was worth it," he said. There are nine therapists, including three males, who are well-trained and guarantee a getaway to another world with their well-measured, accurate pressure. The place offers everyday discounts to provide experience at best possible cost.
So, just the perfect time to say happy feet!
Location : 9, Defence Colony, Main Market, New Delhi. Landmark - near Gola Sizzlers.
Duration: 45 minutes.
Price : Rs.1,400