Must-try wellness treatments for couples
Escape from the frenzied wedding preps and indulge in a holistic wellness experience with your partner
Where: Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa, Kerala
Soak in the laidback spirit of the Kerala backwaters for this three-day detox programme that enhances physical endurance, prolonged life span, beauty and sexual prowess. Allow this exclusive couple’s therapy to flush out toxins from your bodies through Abhyangam, an ancient massage technique, which employs a wide variety of herbal oils mixed with freshly-picked flowers, leaves and spices.
Must-try: With this therapy, make sure to include Shirodhara, a steady flow of warm medicated oil on the forehead, to relieve insomnia, stress and anxiety.
Where: Oma Spa, The Serai, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
What can be better than a relaxing massage at this wellness destination nestled amidst lush green coffee plantations! A signature treatment that employs the therapeutic antioxidant properties of coffee, the ‘Bliss for Two’ is a three-hour therapy that begins with a coffee and sugar body scrub to soften the skin, followed by a coffee facial massage that combats pollution and premature ageing.
Must-try: Younger couples seeking a more intense experience can opt for the four-hour long ‘Romantic Indulgence’ which includes an additional deep-tissue massage with essential oils such as jasmine and patchouli.
Taste of the Middle East
Where: Six Senses Spa, Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort, Greater Noida
For those looking to escape into an exotic wellness retreat within city limits, this two-hour therapy styled on the lines of the Middle Eastern royal baths is your perfect getaway before the big day. Located at a sprawling golfer’s paradise, the ‘Together Journey’ offers you a timely pause between hectic preparations to reignite the passion of your relationship. The journey begins with a deep-tissue back, neck and shoulder massage in the candlelit couples’ Moroccan Hammam, followed by an aromatherapy bath in the luxuriously spacious and private spa suite, equipped with a personal sauna and Jacuzzi.
Must-try: This rejuvenating couple’s hammam experience ends with a ginger tea and a fresh fruit platter.
Luxe beach escape
Where: Cape Weligama, Sri Lanka
Travel to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean if you want to experience authentic Ceylonese wellness on a cliff top, surrounded on three sides by deep blue waters. The destination prides itself on its exotic massage scrubs made from organic sweet orange and home-grown Sri Lankan spices such as clove, nutmeg and sandalwood.
Must-try: Unwind with a blissful massage on the veranda followed by an invigorating herbal steam treatment in the shower room and finally a sleep-inducing soak in the stone bathtub, with the bed just steps away. This three-day sojourn, is a cherry on the cake of this luxurious beach holiday.
Lead Photo: Cape Weligama