The Tattva Spa located at Grand Mercure, Bengaluru is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself in the midst of urban living.
Navigating the early morning traffic in Bengaluru is a task and the stress of the same can be quite unrelenting. However in spite of the fact that I drove close to 10 km to reach Tattva Spa located at Grand Mercure located in Koramangala, Bengaluru, it was worth the effort for the relaxing 90 minutes I spent there.
The concept of Tattva is that it helps alleviate stress from people’s lives so they “Live more – Do more”. They use their massages as an effective therapy to get rid of body pain and mental fatigue so that you feel revived and rejuvenated. The extensive menu offers state of the art beauty salon services, luxurious ayurveda and international inspired spa services. All their service rituals draw from the purifying, nourishing and enriching goodness of nature in all organic forms including plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Indian Ayurveda and Western therapies are part of the bouquet offered here. The oriental massage selection is big too as well as luxury beauty therapies called “Beauty Elixirs” and couples packages that “Celebrate Togetherness” is on offer. Special massages like Un-tech hands free, Insommnia De-Addiction and Vitamin facial are unique to Tattva. All the spa therapies are based on the balance of five universal elements – air, water, fire, earth and sky.
I was welcomed to the spa by the spa manager who first asked me to fill a form for a basic health assessment asking me which areas of the body my healer (as the masseur is known here) would have to focus in the session. I chose to try the Tattva Signature Therapy, a signature wellness a 90 minute ritual that incorporates yoga stretches along with the massage. I was given a Kokum drink that helps to calm the mind and prepare for the massage. The relaxation area is a fairly large space with comfortable sofas and has a monochromatic décor theme. I was also asked to choose an oil blend for the massage from four variations. Vishram blend, a combination with peppermint aimed to cleanse and detoxify, Pavitra blend, a rose blend to energise and rejuvenate, Dhyana blend that induces sleep and Pranati blend, with sunflower to energise and rejuvenate the body. My masseur Chimi from Bhutan asked me to inhale each of the oils first to select the fragrance I liked and I decided to opt for the Pavitra blend.
I was then led to my room done up in hues of beige and brown, where I was given disposable undergarments and asked to wear a bath robe. Once done Chimi asked me to be seated for a foot ritual. As I lowered my feet into a bowl of warm water with fresh flowers, she added sea salt and massaged my feet and patted them dry. After this I was asked to lie face down and I could see a beautiful bowl of frangipani flowers below the table. The massage started with a unique technique of stretching that involves dry massage where my legs, back and arms were stretched individually. This is aimed to reduce muscle tension and energizes the body with acupressure momentum stretching. The deep pleasure used in this massage works effectively on muscles and balances the energy levels of the body. Once done she started with a detailed back massage applying the oil using her palms and then using pressure from her thumb she pressed along the spine to create a sense of deep relaxation. My legs and hands were then massaged with elongated strokes and finer pressure to release all the tensed muscles. Once I turned around, Chimi again started with a stretching ritual that felt very relaxing and then started with the oil massage on my legs, arms, stomach and chest. Once this was done she did a dry face and head massage that was a great way to release all the tension. Once the massage was complete, she asked me to relax for a few minutes before I went for a steam and shower. Back at the relaxation area, I was given a herbal tea infused with tulsi that is said to be an ideal drink post the massage and I could not agree more. A great way to detox and relax, head to Tattva Spa for your session soon.
- Name of The Spa: Tattva Spa
- Established: 2014
- Founders: Karan Goyal, Shipra Sharma, Aditya Kaushal & Anita Kaushal
- Area/Size: 2000 sq ft
- Treatment rooms: 4
- Number of estheticians: 4
- Signature Treatment: Tattva Signature Therapy
- Timings: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Contact: 080 45121619
- Address: Grand Mercure Bangalore, 12th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560034
- Website: https://tattvaspa.com/
This story first appeared in Style Speak August 2019 issue here: Tattva Spa