The newly launched Serena Spa at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Hyderabad is a must visit for some quality massages and facials.
The Serena Spa has a collection of relaxing and beautifying spa treatments that range from Ayurvedic to aromatherapy to Thai massages. The spa uses only natural products and some of them have been specially created keeping client needs in mind. The treatments include the Marma body, mind and spirit massage with aromatic herbal oils that stimulate the marmas – the vital pressure points of the body. The Anti stress, head, neck and shoulder massage; the Padabhyanga foot and leg massage; Soothing Hot Stone, Thai Yoga Massage and Serena Dhara which is an interpretation of the popular Sirodhara massage in Ayurveda and massages for couples are part of the range on offer. Rehydrating treatments for the body and facials for men and women are also available.
The ambience is relaxing with soft music playing the background. Soft lighting and the airconditioning not too cold puts you in the mood for a massage right away.
We tried the Serenity full body massage. The attendant asks you to choose between three oils – relaxing, stimulating and sensual – before proceeding with the treatment. The healing oil relaxes the body and the masseuse checks often whether the pressure being applied is enough or more is required. We chose the stimulating oil which had the musky herbal scents of Ayurveda and it was the right choice.
Spa massages start at Rs 1550 and can go up to Rs 5200 for the massage for couples. Body treatments are priced between Rs 1600-Rs 1700 and facials from Rs 2200-Rs 2600. Taxes are extra.
Serenity Spa, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
8-2-409, Road No. 6, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Tel: 04067331133. www.serenaspa.com