Reboot for 2021- Refreshed & renewed with Jiva spa @ Taj, Goa

By on February 16, 2021
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As we bid adieu to an arduous 2020, it is time to kickstart 2021 with a renewed focus on wellness to balance mind, body and soul. Discover the magic of award-winning spa brand Jiva, where one will find a unique range of spa treatments that blend age-old Indian healing techniques with the finest natural ingredients

Located at the iconic properties of IHCL in the state – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in Benaulim; Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa in Sinquerim; Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa in Candolim and Vivanta Goa, Panaji, Jiva Spa exemplifies its philosophy inherently rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness. While the ambience is unique to each hotel, the experience is uniform, ensuring that every visit is a blend of comfort and pleasant surprise. The ethos of Jiva’s carefully recreated treatments is drawn on the ancient wellness heritage of India, the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. The experiences are offered by trained experts, using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious design setting. With Jiva Spa, undertake the journey within, through an array of enlivening holistic treatments, meaningful rituals and ceremonies for a truly calming experience. 

Mocha Patra & Soma 

At Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in Benaulim, the highly symbolic frangipani thrives on the way to the spa, prompting eternal youth, perfection and grace. One can surely resonate with the idea on the way out after a rejuvenating experience. Its signature Mocha Patra wrap offers relaxation, exfoliation and nourishing, all-in-one beauty regime. A mix of fresh papaya pulp and orange peel powder is worked into the skin. Completely cooling, the gentle full-body massage renders a fruity aroma as the mixture is applied evenly all over. For the full benefit of these indigenous products, the body is then wrapped – to comfort level – in banana leaves and towelling, left to sit for a while as it soaks in the nutrients. The Mocha Patra wrap opens the pores and induces sweating, thereby detoxifying the skin of impurities. The ritual is completed with the application of a skin nourisher. Soma is a specially-curated therapeutic offering for couples wherein the two get to experience a romantic candlelit aromatherapy massage performed by dedicated therapists with evocative oils. The therapy is then followed by an indulgent rose petal bath. In addition to a selection of Indian aromatherapy treatments, the spa also offers a whole range of ayurvedic therapies to choose from. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa was recognised in the category of ‘Favourite Spa in an Indian Hotel’ at the recently held Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2020. 

Narikela & Vishram  

At the epicentre of Goa’s tourist hub in North Goa lies Jiva Spa, a standalone spa that services both Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa and Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa. Overlooking the crashing waves in an idyll of swaying palms and exposed laterite, the spa reminds you of an old Goan home with a warm welcome to match. Narikela is one of Jiva Spa’s most well-loved therapies, as it calls upon the healing power of the ubiquitous coconut. The scrub is a blend of grated coconut, coconut milk and other natural ingredients that combine together to form a skin softener, a recipe that has been used in India for centuries. It gently exfoliates and moisturises the skin, providing a cooling effect to the body. The 45-minute scrub and wrap is followed by an hour-long relaxation massage. The Vishram full-body therapy alternates palm and thumb strokes to work on tired and sore muscles using fragrant signature oil blends. These include the healing properties of kewda, frankincense, brahmi, sandalwood and sesame that help release tension and induce tranquillity.   

Signature Facial & Massage

Located in the heart of the capital city, Jiva Spa at Vivanta Goa, Panaji is the perfect respite from a day on the run. From the hot, sweaty and bustling city streets, enter a sanctuary of peace, quiet and calm. Begin the experience in a spacious therapy room with candlelit setting. Aromatic oils drench the body, worked into the muscles by deft hands whose warmth help the enriching liquid permeate the skin. Based on each guest preference, the therapist attends to the affected areas of the body with movements relaxing the tissues in every stroke. For the Signature Facial, magnolia, lavender and jasmine are used to first soothe and calm the skin before restoring its texture. Based on the skin type, 100 per cent natural and rare hand-blended products are tailored and applied. The 60-minute therapy reinstates the skin’s natural texture and vivacity. A scrub and steam ensures the pores are flushed and the therapist works on any impurities embedded in the skin. While a cooling pack rejuvenates the cells, a relaxing foot, head, neck and shoulder massage further relaxes the senses. 

At Jiva Spa, the therapies are crafted masterfully to soothe the senses and rejuvenate the body by using handmade oils and healing touches in a serene ambience. The selected experiences are enhanced by the pristine surroundings and signature hospitality of IHCL.   

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