What if a spa offers you a chance to be treated like a King or a Queen for a day? Read on to know about a spa treatment that does exactly that. Tucked in a small town of Kerala, Pallakkad, Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village offers its signature treatment- The Royal Makeover- that makes you feel like royalty.
On my last holiday at Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village I got a chance to be pampered like a star experiencing Kairali’s Royal Makeover. Here is a blow-by-blow account of it.
I was welcomed in a traditional Kerala style in the treatment room with a simple prayer by the two therapists draped in traditional white sarees with golden borders. That moment itself I thought, “This is going to be magical!”.
So my Royal Makeover started with Padaprakshalanam or the traditional foot massage. With feet soaked in water with rose petals floating it felt blissful. The therapists meanwhile concentrated on the vital points of worn-out city dwelling feet.
Then came my favourite part- the Siro-Abhyangam or the traditional head massage with herbal oils. It’s not only relaxing but also activates the blood circulation. The full body massage here was Abhyangam using Kairali’s medicated oils that opens lymphatic channels and improves blood circulation. The two masseurs performed the complete synchronization. Half asleep cause of the relaxing effect of the massage I still couldn’t help thinking how well trained the therapists were as they rubbed by body in perfect co-ordination. Flawless!
But the point of the Royal Makeover is not just to relax you, but make you look gorgeous at the end of it. The body scrub or the Kaya Lepam made from organic products or rather the stuff you find in a kitchen helped me in getting a radiant skin. The whole body was then rubbed with a mud pack and while it dried the face and even the eyes were treated. There was Mukha Abhyangam or an ayurvedic facial and Nethradharan for cleaning the eyes as rose water is poured from a height.
There was the regular steam bath. And as took a shower later, without even looking at the mirror I could say it was a new me with radiant skin and body that felt so good!
Quaint and traditional, Kairali which woos a whole lot of medical tourists might not appeal at first to those travellers who are just looking at a leisure holiday. But the Royal Treatment at Kairali changes all of that! I would check-in again at this resort just to be treated like ‘Your Highness’ . A little bit of pampering every now and then is what we all need!