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Parul checked out the spa at Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon and is happy to report, it was a wonderfully peaceful and calming experience.

spa-1Finding bliss, that’s what one of the signature treatments at Crowne Plaza Today’s (Gurgaon) spa, Body Zone offers. The name itself will draw you towards the spa especially if you have the (mis) fortune of living and working in a city like Gurgaon. The onslaught of pollution, irritants (human and otherwise) and stress takes a toll on the mind, body and soul. I seek out nirvana in the form of massages, relaxation techniques, yoga and water based sports; that’s my way of rejuvenating so I actually try out quite a few spa treatments. Personally, I would recommend spending a little more and going to a professionally run spa. Hotel spas mostly are and the guest flow at such places is heavy, so they have experience too. Stand alone spas are cheaper but I feel so are the products they use and the quality of therapists are suspect too. Spas across Hotels in Gurgaon are becoming rather spiffy and I for one, am super thrilled about it.

I checked out the spa at Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon and am happy to report, it was a wonderfully peaceful and calming experience. My therapist was a jovial, well spoken young lady with a gentle hand (I have gotten bruises from massages before, so a gentle hand is much appreciated). My treatment was supposed to be 120 minutes but went on for an extra 20 minutes because I requested her to work on my back and legs, again, much appreciated. The products they used were German and  the techniques were a blend of Hot Stone Therapy, basic massage and cleansing. I came out feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and hungry, which is always a good sign. I was also relieved to find that the post therapy shower was not outside my cabin but a part of it. I don’t always like the idea of traipsing out in a bath robe, oiled and messy. I have no idea where those two and half hours went but they were definitely well spent.

Treatment details:

Blissful Back, Face and Scalp Massage with Hot Stones

The initial, deep cleansing back exfoliations is followed by the hot stone back massage with aromatic oils bringing de-stressing benefits to mind and body. Hot stones are placed along spine, shoulders and neck, to stimulate and balance vital energy points throughout this exceptional treatment. The facial includes double cleansing exfoliation, massaging with deeply nourishing facial oils and the application of an intensive face treatment mask. Whilst the mask is taking effect, the oriental head massage takes place to help clear the mind, calm the spirit and ease facial tension. The result is re-hydrated, nourished and protected skin, a cleansed and powerfully massaged back and a sense of deep relaxation. Price: 120 Mins, INR 8000++

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  • Revitalizing Dead Sea salt for foot ritual
  • Purifying soya milk Cleanser for back cleansing
  • Natural Mineral Body Scrub for back scrub
  • Jasmine & Mogra aroma massages oil for body massage
  • Hot stone
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  • Cleanser made of Klapp for face cleansing
  • Toner
  • Chocolate face Scrub
  • Vitamin E cream for face massage
  • Anti-stress cream pack for face
  • Emzyme foam peel
  • Anti aging moisturizing cream
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What came post the treatment was a bigger treat. Crowne Plaza Today has launched a special, light and detox menu to accompany spa experiences. My lunch included a beautiful apple and melon salad followed by a very well done Green Tea infused Fillet of Fish with steamed vegetables like asparagus, broccoli and carrots. This was accompanied by a a strawberry and mint cooler and completed with a platter of fresh fruits. Now this is what I call true Nirvana. Detox diet: INR 1099++

Ed: Photo not from Body Zone, Crowne Plaza Gurgaon

By Parul Pratap Shirazi

Parul is a trained Chef, professional food stylist, cook, food blogger and social media strategist. She loves grapes in her salad.