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Review: So Spa, Sofitel Mumbai BKC

So Spa by Sofitel Mumbai BKC

So Spa’s Precious Moments therapy is the perfect pick-me-up after a hectic week…

Decking up for the numerous social events during the busy Diwali season sure is exciting and fun, but who can deny the toll it takes on your skin and mind? It was this reason why I decided to walk into Sofitel BKC’s So Spa in Mumbai, and try their indulgent Precious Moments therapy this month.

Opening the doors to So Spa, I left the busy activity of the hotel behind and walked into a tranquil space. My therapist—Ms. Hmingthansangi Tlau, fondly called Mami—greeted me and walked me to the treatment room, while briefing me about the procedure.

Precious Moments is a nourishing therapy that involves body exfoliation, body massage with precious volcanic rocks and a moisturising body wrap, all using shea butter products by L’Occitane, designed to detoxify, relax and rejuvenate your body.

Mami began with a full body scrub, using L’Occitane’s shea butter scrub, which she firmly applied all over my body with swift strokes. After a quick wash, I was back on the spa bed for an hour long massage with the warm L’Occitane Revitalizing Massage Body Oil. With expert movements, Mami ensured that I was truly relaxed and free from all the muscle tension that I was complaining of. Warm volcanic rocks were used with light movements on certain points for deep muscle relaxation, and this felt incomparably pleasing!

As the last step, I was covered in a generous amount of the L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream and was wrapped in a plastic sheet (yes that actually happened!) so that my skin could soak in the shea goodness completely. While I lay there marinating in shea butter for 20 minutes, Mami indulged me with a soothing head massage as I drifted off into serenity.

Two hours of pure pampering and a hot shower later, I can say I was truly rejuvenated—the blissful glow on my face said it all!

Things that I loved…
Before the treatment, I was asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire regarding my skin concerns. What was interesting was that they also asked preferences about music, room temperature and lighting to ensure that the client is absolutely comfortable.
The products were beautifully fragranced, making this a great treat for the senses.
The body wrap worked wonders as my skin felt soft and supple till long after I’d walked out of the spa.

So Spa by Sofitel Mumbai BKC
C-57, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051.
Ph: +91 (22) 6117 5000

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