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Steeped in divinity: The Soham Spa

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Based in Anand, Gujarat, the Sohum Spa at Madhuban Resort & Spa is a destination for those seeking wellness as a way of life

Design, an important element, is inspired by nature. The spa takes on the properties of the elements earth and water, which is well illustrated by the ample use of natural stone, water bodies and a spectacular light sculpture. Treatments, too, take inspiration from the elements, and incorporate techniques from Chinese, Indian, European and Balinese concepts. However it’s the cascading waterfalls, the fish pond and the lush greenery that really catches your eye.

The intelligent use of space, imparts a sense of vastness to this spa built with wood and natural stone. Some of the attractive elements are its exquisite wood artwork, spacious lounge with a huge LED television and the view of the fruit orchards.

Eco-sensitivity is at the heart of the spa at Madhubhan. The building is designed to allow as much natural light to flood in as possible and the materials used to build it are locally sourced. The unfailingly kind and gentle staff give it a special healing energy, and its programme of yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta is as emotionally uplifting as it is physically effective.

Sohum Spa is equipped with seven treatment rooms, one vichy shower and two jacuzzi rooms. All therapists are trained from the Sohum Academy of Wellness.

After relaxing at the spa, one can try varied health juices at the nearby wellness bar . The carrot and apple juice is particularly note worthy. The wellness bar also serves exotic salads and fruits.

The spa is also accompanied by a salon with chic interiors. The all white salon with its large floor to ceiling glass windows holds two manicure/pedicure chairs and four hair stations.

Services offered:Sohum spa offers various healing, relaxing and pampering services. All therapies begin with a cool caffeine-free beverage, which is followed by a relaxing foot wash ritual to symbolically cleanse stress away. Among the various treatments on offer are the body massages, foot and hand reflexology, skin refinements, body scrubs, body envelopment (wraps), facial, hydro soak therapies and Ayurvedic wellness packages that span seven, 14 and 21 days. The most popular therapy is the Bali Massage that involves relaxing acupressure, skin rolling and firm, smooth strokes along specific energy channels. This ritual is a confluence of the best of the healing traditions of Siam, China and India.
Spa name: Sohum Spa at Madhubhan Resort
Owner: Sanjeev Mansotra
Size of the spa: 10,000 sq ft
Time taken to complete Construction: 1.5 years
Architect: Tony Joseph
General manager’s comment: “Sohum Spa was designed with the objective of offering our guests a rejuvenating experience that can heal the mind, body and soul. It is a prototype infrastructure created in consultation with the spa experts to best suit and accommodate all their as well as guest’s basic needs that ultimately translates in to their memorable experience. Spread across 10,000 sq ft, it is the largest spa in Gujarat. Everyone who visits Madhubhan expects luxury and comfort both by design and by default. Sohum Spa offers the same sumptuousness that our guests expect as minimum from Madhubhan Resort. We offer a range of exclusive, tailor made holistic therapies from Ayurvedic, herbal to international treatments. Also, it is also one of the first in India to offer Oxygen and Ozone therapies in addition to other contemporary treatments.
Products used: Pevonia, Oligodermie, Iraya, Forest Essentials and Sohum.

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