- Words: Ambica Gulati
Some days, you just want to leave it all behind and go back to a no-brainer stage. Well, if you are in a day like that, then Sawadhree traditional Thai massage spa can help you reach the no-thoughts, sleepy state. Located in Vasant Kunj, Delhi, this stand-alone day spa offers a wide range of relaxing massages.
The menu is long with a list of different kinds of massages, scrubs, facials, manicure and pedicure. And it’s difficult to decide what to choose, so I let the owner Vibha Khanna Rastogi guide me. And we finalised on the 90-minute Deep Tissue Massage (priced at Rs 3,800). A therapy focusing on the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, it works for stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. Sunny, my masseuse, used slower movements with strong pressure till I was almost asleep. If only, it wasn’t raining and I didn’t have a two-hour drive back, I would have reached the no-brainer stage too!
The journey to Thai massage
Drinking a cup of herbal tea, Vibha explained that her husband is very fond of massages and so came up the spa. The USP is that it’s a stand alone Day Spa in Delhi and housed over 5,000 sq ft. It has five private rooms and two couple rooms. The spa takes on trained therapists are from North East of India.
What I liked
- The place is clean
- The therapists are good.
- Those seeking pleasure in the name of spa are not entertained. In fact, one of the terms and conditions listed is ‘no sexual activity is allowed’.
- You are well guided to the kind of massage you should take.
- You are shown the scrubs and oils on offer for massage. So you can make an informed choice. I opted for the detox oil which was a mix of many herbs.
- Even the spa wear comes from Thailand, the interiors have Thai artifacts all over.
Sawadhee means welcome in Thai and that’s what the spa truly makes you feel. There are special packages on offer too. You could even gift a massage to a near and dear one. My next massage is with jasmine-orange as it had a lingering smell. Are you planning to go now?
Sawadhee Traditional Thai Spa, Plot no. 3 Local Shopping Center, Pocket C9 Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; Ph +91 11 40576340/40576341