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Spa

Our spa, swimming pool and fitness centre are located on the lower floors of the hotel. Accessible down a tiled, wooden staircase, the spa is nestled in the mountain side and affords fantastic views across the Shimla valley. Our 15m (50ft) pool is adorned with vibrant blue mosaics and softly lit by elegant Roman column up-lighters, and is the only heated pool in Shimla.

Guests may treat themselves to a spa therapy and steam, work out on the machines in the fitness centre or immerse themselves in Shimla's only heated pool.

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Therapies

  • Signature Indigenous Rituals

  • Massage Therapies

  • Revitalising Body Therapies

  • Skin and Nail Care

  • For Gentlemen

  • Ayurvedic Therapies

Signature Indigenous Rituals

Shivalik Retreat

This rejuvenating combination of therapies begins with a gentle body scrub created from locally grown marigold and basil, to warm and sooth your senses. This retreat is followed by our signature Oberoi therapy designed to release tension from your body. A relaxing Indian foot massage completes this ritual.

Chakra Balancing
(Warm herbal poultice therapy, Tibetan singing bowl and vibration therapy)

A warm herbal poultice massage combined with energy balancing with healing sound and vibrations. You will enjoy the benefits of the heat and therapeutic massage as your chakra energy centres are balanced and enhanced through the resonating sound and vibrations of Tibetan sacred singing bowls.

Synergy

Take your spa experience to a new zenith by opting for two or more consecutive therapies to suit your individual needs and create your very own spa ritual.

Massage Therapies

Oberoi therapy

Relax your mind, body and senses with our signature holistic massage. Your therapist provides you with a combination of rhythmic soothing strokes applying medium pressure, excellent for releasing muscular knots, increasing circulation and removing daily stress and tension from the body. Customised to fit your specific needs.

Balinese treatment

This luxurious spa therapy which evolved on the island of Bali is a deep pressure massage using a variety of techniques including skin rolling, deep tissue manipulation, gentle stretching and reflexology. This massage has a cleansing effect on mind and body, leaving you refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.

Thai massage
60/90 minutes

This therapy is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhist spiritual practices. It is a combination of rhythmic massage, acupressure and gentle twisting to stimulate and balance the flow of healing energy providing you with a powerful release of stress and tension. You are provided with loose comfortable clothing for this oil free therapy.

Hot lava shell therapy

This massage offers unparalleled benefits with continuous heat and pressure, creating the most powerful and long lasting results. Smooth lava shells are heated from the inside by combining natural ingredients of minerals, sea kelp, algae and salt water. Their seamless glide over your body creates a synergy of warmth and deep relaxation.

Revitalising Body Therapies

Marigold and basil sand scrub

This extraordinary exfoliation therapy stimulates circulation and helps detoxify and smooth the skin. The active ingredients include fine white sand, rich in aluminium silicates from the river beds of the Himalayas with indigenous flower and herb extracts, to enhance skin tone and reduce cellulite leaving your skin supple and radiant.

Mashobra honey and vanilla wrap

This therapy begins with a hydrating Mashobra* wild honey, vanilla and black sesame scrub. You are then enveloped in an exotic blend of Mashobra wild honey and vanilla, infusing the healing and soothing benefits of honey, while vanilla, uplifts your spirit.

*Mashobra is a floral valley nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas 14 kilometres from Shimla.

Skin and Nail Care

Oberoi facial

Natural healing properties of fresh products are used in our signature facial. Various ingredients ranging from honey to watermelon are specially selected for each skin type. Collectively the ingredients cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise and restore elasticity, leaving the skin glowing and supple.

Basic cleansing facial

European products suitable for each skin type are used in this therapy to remove impurities which block the pores and cause skin irritation and blemishes. The special massage movements help to deep cleanse by stimulating blood flow and loosening surface blockages while inducing relaxation. The mask provides nourishment to balance the skin.

Gentle conditioning facial

Dry or sun burnt skin requires special attention to restore balance, improve hydration and encourage new cell growth. Products are carefully selected for this purpose, while special care is taken so as not to aggravate the skin further. The mask contains vitamins essential for skin that is dehydrated exposed to the sun.

Salon facilities

The Oberoi spa offers a range of salon therapies including hair care, waxing and threading.

Skin balancing

This facial helps to clear blocked pores and remove excess oil generated by over-active sebum glands. Excessive massage is not recommended as it would over stimulate the glands. A brief and gentle massage is administered to avoid further stimulating the oil glands before a skin balancing mask is applied to purify and tone the skin.

Pomegranate and fig spa manicure

Using one of nature’s most potent antioxidants to keep your hands in good health, this deluxe pomegranate and fig ‘facial for the hands’ is the ultimate renewal therapy. An intense 2-step exfoliation will rejuvenate, deeply hydrate and help restore skin to a more youthful appearance. The therapy concludes with a hand massage using essential oil infused with pomegranate, fig and vitamin and a perfect polish of the nails. Your hands are left radiant and glowing.

Pomegranate and fig spa pedicure

Soothe your feet with a combination of pomegranate and fig. Your feet are soaked in a wonderful aromatic blend of pomegranate and fig followed by a scrub to remove rough spots leaving your skin soft and silky. A luxurious foot massage with our pomegranate blend and an application of enamel completes your therapy.

For Gentlemen

After workout treatment

This powerful full body massage is designed to relieve aching muscles and joints after periods of physical stress and strain. Using a double layer of aromatherapy oils that will soothe away any muscular discomfort, your therapist will apply advanced deep tissue techniques to ensure effective absorption.

Back Therapy

Created especially for men, this therapy begins with a deep cleansing exfoliation and hot compress followed by a warm thermal mud mask to draw out impurities. Your therapy concludes with a soothing back massage leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Manicure

A gentleman’s manicure with special attention to the distinct needs of men’s hands. Includes nail buffing.

Sports pedicure

This aroma therapeutic ritual soothes and hydrates your feet. Beginning with a relaxing therapeutic soak, followed by a warm mineral scrub to exfoliate and smooth the skin. Your therapy is finished with a moisturising foot massage, nail grooming and buff of the nails.

Ayurvedic Therapies

Ayurvedic traditional massage

A traditional Indian massage using a combination of soothing and symmetrical long strokes to regulate the circulatory and nervous systems of the body. The warm herbal medicinal oil chosen according to your body type balances the doshas and leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. A steam bath is recommended following this massage.

Shiroabhyanga

Using Ayurvedic oils, vital points of the shoulder, neck, head and face are massaged to relax tight muscles and improve blood circulation. With a special focus on ‘Marma’ points around the head, you will feel an immense calming and balancing effect on the nervous system and throughout the body. This therapy concludes with a mild fomentation leaving you totally relaxed.

Padabhyanga

This Ayurvedic reflexology therapy is an ancient massage for the sole which focuses on marma points of the feet and lower legs. Padabhyanga promotes quality sleep, increases circulation and energy flow to boost immunity, rejuvenating your entire body. This therapy incorporates the use of a kasa bowl which is warmed in oil resulting in a more effective therapy as the metal interacts with the energy force of the body.

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is an ancient Indian therapy using warm, medicated oils which flow from a specially designed copper vessel. A gentle stream of warm oil is directed onto the third eye which in turn triggers healing, restores balanced health and calms the mind.

Ayurveda Inspired Rituals

Abhyanga

A traditional Indian massage using a combination of soothing and symmetrical long strokes to regulate the circulatory and nervous system of the body. The warm herbal oil chosen according to your body type balances the doshas. A steam bath is recommended following this massage.

Hot herbal poultice therapy

This therapeutic massage begins with an application of warm oil specific to your dosha. Warm aromatic towels are applied to relax the muscles while stimulating blood circulation and energy flow. The effect of heat and herbs helps to reduce aches and pains, increase lymphatic drainage and condition the skin leaving you refreshed and relaxed.

Shiroabhyanga

Using Ayurvedic oils, vital points of the shoulder, neck, head and face are massaged to relax tight muscles and improve circulation. With a special focus on 'Marma' points around the head, you will feel an immense calming and balancing effect throughout the body. This therapy concludes with an application of warm aromatic towels leaving you totally relaxed.

Padabhyanga

This Ayurvedic reflexology is an ancient massage for the sole which focuses on the marma points of the feet and lower legs. Padabhyanga promotes quality sleep, increases circulation and energy flow to boost immunity, rejuvenating your entire body. This therapy incorporates the use of a kasa bowl which is warmed in oil resulting in a more effective therapy as the metal interacts with the energy force of the body.

Shirodhara

Shirodhara is an ancient Indian therapy using warm, medicated oils which flow from a specially designed copper vessel. A gentle stream of warm oil is directed onto the forehead which in turn triggers healing, restores balanced health and calms the mind.

 

Fitness facility

Our gymnasium is equipped with a range of cardiovascular machines, weights and free weights, for guests' convenience.

swimming pool

Our indoor swimming pool is the only temperature-controlled pool in Shimla. With panoramic views of the Shimla valley and the Himalayas, it is also among the highest swimming pools in the world.

Length: 59ft (15m)

 

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