The grind of daily life can take a toll, but there’s no better way to get relaxed than to treat yourself to some spa and massage time. Many find that regular time spent at a spa can really go a long way. It helps in infusing that much needed positive energy to the body and serves as a great means of preparing your body for hectic routine day’s work. While Chennai is no Bangkok or Bali, it does have its own fair share of spas. Check them out:

Antahpura Spa, Park Hyatt

It offers guests a calm retreat in the city of Chennai and promises a journey into one’s inner self, the sanctum sanctorum of the physical being. Antahpura Spa is designed as a contemporary oasis of wellness and rejuvenation offering guests a blissful refuge from the strains of modern lifestyle. Trained professionals here dispense holistic treatments tailor-made to guest’s exact requirements, while they traverse through an ultimate experience of Samattva, the height of happiness. Drawing from a rich and ancient Indian wellness heritage, ranging from Tamil herbo-mineral healing to Chettinad therapies, it aims at a holistic approach to restoring the equilibrium within the mind and body.

Sawasdee Traditional Thai Spa, Phoenix Mall, Velachery

At Sawasdee, many treatments have evolved from ancient recipes from Thailand drawing on a longstanding native tradition of natural healing and beauty. They focus specifically on stress-busting therapies, running the gamut from the many types of massage therapies, to full beauty treatments and scrubs, facials, relaxing herbal steam baths and healthy tonics all through the magical hands of well trained therapists. The place offers authentic treatments using Thai organic herbs and natural aromatic oils, in the ambience designed with unique Thai charms, allowing you to indulge in the world-famous Thai spa experience.

Oryza Day Spa, Nungambakkam, Alwarpet, ECR and The Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai

Situated right in the heart of Chennai at various locations, the spa is immensely popular. The word ‘Oryza’ is the botanical name for an exotic variety of wild rice. It is one of the oldest form of oriental medicine and is often used in combination with other rare and valued herbs to bring out the best within you. It offers a host of treatments which are of natural formulations and essential oils from flowers, fruits, herbs and plant extracts in an effective combination for a blissful spa experience. The treatments offer a wide exotic combination of Oriental and European treatments and are performed by professional Indonesian therapists.

ESPA, Leela Palace Chennai

Each experience at this spa has been carefully crafted with the world’s most luxurious products from ESPA. Personalised well-being therapies are offered with a comprehensive treatment menu that fuses the latest scientific research in European wellness with ancient Eastern therapies. At ESPA, we treat you to the best body and skin therapies from across the world. Vitality pools of crystal clear water and refreshing steam rooms soothe aching muscle and melt away tension, while elegant relaxation lounges provide the perfect place to escape and dream.