Aug 18 2013

Aura Thai Spa, Andheri (E) – Review


Aura Thai Spa, AndheriI’ve been watching too many movies lately, working overtime at school and eating out way too much. What I hadn’t done in very long was pamper myself to a spa! I’m not complaining about work or movies or eating out by the way, just saying that I needed some time out to relax, break the monotony and feel at ease. Going to Aura Thai Spa was just what I needed! Here’s my review.

Ambience- I’ve been to Aura on two occasions, both with my best friend Komal (the privileged one if I may add).  I went to the one at Andheri East and at Colaba. Both are gorgeous! Whoever the interior designer is has done a fabulous job and made it look like a Spa Palace! It’s the best looking spa I have ever been to! Hands down! Even the fragrance the moment you enter is lovely! Beautifully designed rooms and beds with minimal lighting (black and red) and lots of Buddha statues adding peace and calm to the place. The music is also soothing and sets the mood for your spa.

The Experience– The first time we went, I chose the Deep Tissue massage which is a full body oil therapy that involves more pressure as compared to the normal Aroma therapy. Komal chose half n hour of Foot and half n hour Back & Shoulders.  Before going for your spa, you are given a glass of yummy apple-cranberry juice and your feet are cleaned with soap and water. All kinds of hygiene factors are kept in mind to make sure you have nothing to complain about. My first time experience at Aura, Andheri was very good. The massage was very relaxing and I didn’t want it to end. However I would like to mention that there was nothing different from the normal full body massage I have tried at other spas. Deep Tissue is just a name given to make it sound fancy so even if you opt for the normal full body massage, you will get the same thing. My friend loved her therapies and she was all praises for it! At the end of the therapy and a nice hot shower, a hot cup of Herbal tea was waiting for me on my bed.

My second visit to Aura Thai Body Spa was at the Colaba branch. This time I wanted to try something I had never tried before and so I went for the Traditional Thai therapy for 30 minutes along with a Foot massage for 30 minutes. Now, I haven’t been to Thailand and neither have I tried the Traditional Thai therapy ever so this was completely new for me. A dry therapy, in which the masseuse bends, stretches, presses your body and kind of beats you up with her hands and elbows. Haha kidding! That’s how it felt though! The foot massage was relaxing too and felt awesome by the end of it.

Cost & Duration– The therapies are priced differently at all their outlets. For instance, the Deep Tissue for 60 minutes massage at Andheri was for Rs. 2600 whereas at Colaba it’s for Rs. 2900. A foot massage costs Rs. 750 for 30 minutes at Andheri whereas in Colaba it costs Rs. 1250. The Traditional Thai massage is for Rs. 1000 for 30 minutes at Andheri and Rs. 1500 at Colaba. So the Andheri people do have an advantage here. Nonetheless, Aura is an experience in itself would be a great gifting option for loved ones.

Verdict– I needed pampering and Aura Thai Spa gave me that. If you want to relax your muscles or give your tired body some love, Aura Thai Spa is the place for you. I highly recommend their Traditional Thai massage.

Rating– 3.5/5

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