A few weekends back, me and my bestie happened to travel to Agra for a quick weekend getaway from Delhi since we were so much in need of a break. We just wanted to lounge around in the hotel, enjoy some food and spa and take a dip in the pool for complete relaxation. Like our last visit to Agra, this time too we happened to try a spa by the Tattva Spa team- the Calista Spa by Tattva spa at Double Tree by Hilton, Agra. Read on for the deets.
Calista Spa at Double Tree by Hilton Agra is managed by Tattva Spa team, my experience with whom has always been great! This one, however, turned out to be our best experience with Tattva Spas till date. The Calista Spa boasts of modern infrastructure and a large spa area for you to relax in. Each of the service rooms comes with a private shower area, something I greatly appreciate in a spa coz I like my privacy when going to a spa. The rooms are equipped with all necessary spa equipments including potlis and hot stone therapy equipment.
So the moment you enter the spa area, you are made to fill out a consultation form wherein you can specify what areas of the body you’d like your therapist to take care of and if you have any underlying problems she needs to be careful with. Thereafter, you can pick and choose from a host of services at your perusal. The therapists help you with this too.
One great thing about the spa experience was the fact that you can test a few aroma therapy oils and choose which one you like the best. They have a host of options from relaxing to rejuvenating in-house blends. The ability to pick your aroma for the massage adds to the overall experience. If you are planning to add some body scrubs to the session too, you can pick between the in-house Chokola (chocolate) and Vanilla and Nutmeg scrubs too. Spoilt for choice!
Coming to the services, the therapists follow the spa protocol to the tee! Whatever service you pick, it starts with a relaxing warm foot soak, something which instantly puts you in the zen mode. Add to it the soothing music that is always playing in the background, and you slowly start to relax and unwind!
At the Calista Spa, you can opt for a single room, a couple room or a Thai massage room, depending on your service and requirement. Each room comes with an attached bathroom for your convenience. They have all the equipment/ spa gear to cater to different types of massages such as hot stone therapy, potli massage, Thai massage, etc.
I opted for the Travel Energizer massage which I feel is perfect for when you are staying at the hotel during a long haul journey/ trip. The massage includes foot reflexology and a massage of the upper back, neck & shoulders. The session lasts for about 30 minutes, and is something you can try even if you are hard pressed for time. If you are looking for a quick but relaxing session at the spa, this is one service I’d highly recommend.
Another favorite was the hot stone therapy followed by a vanilla & nutmeg body scrub. I love hot stone massages any which way coz they are perfect for deep tissue and muscle relaxation. My therapist cared to ensure that all the pain points on the shoulder and back were taken care of, and I had a sense of lightness in my body after my session. Hot stone massage coupled with my choice of aroma therapy oils was something
If you have any long standing pains in your body, or are looking at COMPLETELY relaxing your mind and body, you must give the hot stone therapy a try. I can guarantee you will love it!
Another thing not to be missed is a body scrub. With the constant piling of skincare products that we do and the repeated exposure to pollution and accumulation of dead skin, it is important to scrub off dead skin from the surface of the skin from time to time. Not only does your skin look polished, it also improves blood circulation and leaves your skin glowing!
Overall, I’d highly recommend that you try out the Calista Spa by Tattva Spa at Double Tree by Hilton Agra. It definitely is the one spa in Agra I’d love to go to again and again during my future trips.