My quest for an authentic Ayurveda abhyangam in the capital city led me to Kairali Ayurvedic Centre at Mehrauli. Tucked away in the bylanes this place may be difficult to spot but the distance from the chaos of the maddening traffic turns this into a peaceful sanctuary which is just what was desired. I entered an aesthetic lobby and was met by the spa manager who quickly made me run through the procedure and asked some general questions about my health.
Once inside you are taken to a room to change into the required attire .The fragrance of ayurveda soothed my senses. Abhyangam is a 45 minute massage with two attendants catering to you. A warm oil massage that penetrates into the deepest layer of your skin and rejuvenates you deeply. I was also given a head massage which helped me relax so as to undergo the rest of the procedure. As the masseuse worked her way on my shoulders I could feel those stress knots melting away. The hot oil relieved me of the usual aches and pains that are the result of a hectic lifestyle. The oil is a concoction of various herbs that works at deep tissue level and helps one destress. One of my concerns was winter but the room was sufficiently warm , infact you feel so comfortable that I didn’t wish to step out at all. This I not a fancy 5 star spa, but an ayurvedic panchkarma centre, hence the massage may be rougher but trust me it’s only for your own good. One can tell the therapist to slow down if they wish to. This type of massage technique stimulates blood flow and enhances one’s sense of well being.
The massage was followed by steam, which helps the doshas loosen up and aids detoxification. And this by shower with some herbal shampoo. On my way out I was offered some herbal tea which concluded the super healthy session.
They offer a wide array of treatment packages that comprises of different Panchkarma technique and can help you slim down, relax or treat those nagging aches and pains. All this starts from INR 1000/-
Where- Kairali Ayurvedic Centre,D 120, Andheria Modh, Mehrauli, New Delhi-110074