Relax and Rejuvenate at Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE

Relax and Rejuvenate at Spa la Vie by L’Occitane

Review

I recently received an invitation to indulge in the L’Occitane Experience at the Mediterranean Wellness Sanctuary, Spa la Vie by L’OCCITANE at VR Bengaluru. The 4,200 sq.ft Spa specializing in aromatherapy massages, body scrubs & wraps, is a retreat from the daily hustle-bustle of life and is designed to restore, renew & revitalize the weariest of city dwellers. With the highest standards of service, Spa la Vie is committed to harmonizing energy & restoring balance by skilfully blending wellness ideologies of the East & the West. A welcome getaway with four treatment rooms {two VIP couple’s suites and two single chambers, each with a separate steam/bath cubicle}, it offers a wide selection of spa therapies using globally recognized products from Forrest Essentials. The International chain also boasts of a Warren Tricomi salon in the same space, offering beauty services, hair spa and salon services.

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The atmosphere is tasteful, and open lounges gives you a sense of comfort & relaxation. I also noticed how secluded the various services areas are – creating more privacy and comfortable relaxation. I was acquainted with Renuka Rao, spa manager, who showed me around and explained the services on offer. I was then seated at the spa’s relax lounge and offered herbal tea {honey-lemon-ginger green tea, which is the Spa’s welcome drink} while my room was being prepared for the Revitalizing Aromachologie Massage {the massage I had opted for} which combines gentle Swedish effleurages, deeper-pressure Lomi Lomi and Balinese massage techniques to stimulate circulation and ease tension.

In a short while I was escorted to my room which was wonderfully scented, the lights were dim and an air of relaxation came over me. After changing into a robe and bamboo slippers, I took a seat beside the massage table, as instructed. This is where the ‘foot cleansing ritual’ takes place, and it is the ideal way to ease into a spa treatment. My session began with the masseur/therapist, Passang, bathing my feet in a brass bowl filled with warm water & rose petals, to which she had added essential oils {mint, pine and rosemary}. She then asked me to breathe in the aroma of the blend of essential oils {which also contained flower extracts} while explaining their properties. Note: Every ingredient is drawn from the L’Occitane grand herbarium, a resource of hundreds of essential oils & natural ingredients.

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I then moved to the massage bed which was deliciously warm, and although I usually find it slightly difficult to sit still initially, my therapist was gentle and constantly checked that the massage pressure was okay throughout the treatment. It did not take long before the warmth of the aromatic oils and her calming movements helped me unwind. The massage focuses first on the left side of the body {the side of the heart}, to gently stimulate the acupuncture meridians from head to toe. Then the right side is treated to release negative energy from the body. By the end of the session my muscles were relaxed, and any stress had eased dramatically. A hot steam after the massage was the perfect closing ceremony.

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After the treatment I redressed and moved back to the relax lounge where I was presented with a fresh cup of herbal tea and some shortbread. This was quite the post-massage treat because I usually feel fatigued after such a relaxing experience. I had another cup of tea before heading to the salon. The treatment menu at the Warren Tricomi salon offers a range of expectant essentials {facials and manicures & pedicures} and some lavish signature treatments. I opted for a haircut, and the Warren Tricomi signature pedicure and manicure, a luxurious session using Forrest Essential products {containing the goodness of herbs & spice oils}, and a haircut. Houpu, the lead hair stylist, was every bit as skilled as he was personable; rendering it easily one of the best spa services and experience I have received {I will reveal details of my salon experience at Spa la Vie in my upcoming posts}.

You could plan a girl’s day with salon or spa services, but make it an experience by arriving early to steam/ shower or relax with tea before services. If you have never been here, I highly recommend calling as the staff at Spa la Vie are more than happy to answer your questions, share promotions, and make your experience a delight from beginning to end. To learn of their events & promotions, follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loveofspa/.

The friendly staff and welcoming environment at Spa la Vie makes it approachable, while the attention to detail and luxury makes it an upscale, exclusive experience. I absolutely look forward to returning!

Address – Ground Floor, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield Road, Mahadevpura.
Open from 10.30am to 8.30pm.
For prior appointment please contact: 080 42565705

 

Do you like the sound of this spa? Have you experienced anything similar? Let me know by commenting below.

 

*Disclaimer: This review was done on an invitation from the spa. Due judgement and care has been applied by the author to remain objective and unbiased in the review.

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