Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance, Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul. It is not just a retreat that will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings, but assists in redefining lifestyles to include the well-known traditional Indian wellness regimes of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta combined with best of International Wellness Experiences to bring about the union of mind, body and soul.
The perfection of nature combines with the spirituality of ancient India to create synergy at Ananda. Nestled in the forested foothills of the mystic Himalayas, grounded in Yoga and Ayurveda and enhanced with the wisdom of Vedanta, Ananda is dedicated to restoring balance and harmony through a holistic blend of spa therapies brought together Aarati on River Ganges at Rishikesh, in a delicately synchronised symphony.
The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments, integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda with the more contemporary Western spa approach. The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate harmony between the physical and the mental realms of the individual.
With unique focus on the traditional Indian sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda; Ananda Spa creates the skillful synthesis between age-old therapies and modern spa technology. The personalized therapy and activities programme are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight & inch loss, while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition and exercise.
24 treatment rooms with specialized areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments – all gently guide you towards a better lifestyle.
Ananda Spa also offers a temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state of the art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium.
- Ananda Touch (30 minutes)
A nourishing blend of sunflower and wheat germ oil with a hint of rose is warmed and applied to the skin. Rhythmic flowing movements over the back, shoulders, neck and scalp release deep seated tension and stress, relieve aches and pains, encourage deep breathing, calm the mind and make you feel at one with your body.
- Swedish Massage (55 minutes, 85 minutes)
Swedish massage is the manipulation of the superficial layers of the muscles against the bone; it relaxes the body, increases circulation, removes metabolic waste products, and can help the recipient obtain a feeling of connectedness. The strokes and manipulations of Swedish massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit.
- Aromatherapy Massage (85 minutes)
A holistic experience based on the application of carefully blended essential oils in a nourishing vegetable base using lymphatic and pressure point massage techniques to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Choose from grounding, invigorating or detoxifying oils, to intensify the therapeutic effects of this age-old treatment.
- Earth Stone Massage (75 minutes)
Earth Stone therapy creates a deep structural, powerful form of massage, improving posture and circulation. Allow the warmth of the hot basalt stones to give a deeper massage creating sensations of comfort and warmth, relaxing and releasing tension. In contrast the cold marble stones help the body to detoxify and heal. Helping to strengthen the mind- body connections, leaving you feeling refreshed, energised and rebalanced.
- Reflexology (55 minutes)
Reflexology is performed to help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. It is a myth that reflexology should be painful to be effective, the slightest touch can have a marked effect on a persons overall well being, stimulating reflex points to restore energy flow to the body as a whole.
- Traditional Thai Massage (85 minutes, 120 minutes)
Traditional Thai Massage, also known as passive yoga, combines gentle rocking and rhythmic compressions with targeted point pressure and assisted yoga stretches. Thai massage revitalizes both body and mind and balances the energy flow within. The therapist will tailor each treatment to meet your individual needs.
- Couples Massage (115 minutes)
Enjoy your partners or friends Company in our Kama Suite designed for two. Your therapists administer a grounding Aromatherapy massage, which uses a blend of rose, vetiver and sandalwood to enhance this sensual experience. This is completed with an Ananda herbal infusion.
- Deep Tissue Massage (55, 85 minutes)
An experience recommended for those really tense, knotted and painful areas. Using a variety of muscle release techniques, the therapist will work within your pleasure/pain threshold to release and relax chronic tension.
- Ananda Fusion (55, 85 minutes)
Create your own massage. Does your back and neck need more attention than your legs? Would you prefer a deep tissue with a touch of reflexology, aromatherapy, or maybe an experience that ends with some holistic energy work? Our therapists will be glad to tailor a massage suited just for you, utilizing their individual areas of expertise.
- Tibetan Massage (75 minutes)
Tibetan massage focuses on lymphatic drainage, acupressure and meridian work using Hot Himalayan salt poultices infused with cardamom, lavender and jatamansi over the back, backs and fronts of legs, chest, finishing with a wonderful head massage not forgetting the body’s meridian energy channels. The aim of this treatment is to restore the nervous system and stimulate a free flow of energy within the body.
- Tibetan Ritual (115 minutes)
5 blends of wild grown organic oils are used to balance the earth, Water, fire, air and ether element. The treatment begins by energizing the meridians with head, hand and foot reflexology. The body is then massaged with hot Himalayan salt.
- Kundalini Back Massage (85 minutes)
Kundalini is said to be the sleeping Goddess of Awareness in the base of the spine. This treatment is deeply healing and revitalizing to the nervous system. It includes cupping the hands and focusing awareness (and so encouraging prana!) on each of the energy centres along the spine. Clients with stress and exhaustion, as well as muscular back tension, will greatly benefit from its balancing effects.
- Manipura Treatment (85 minutes)
Manipura means ‘beautiful jewel’ in Sanskrit. The essence of this treatment is to open this jewel thin allowing and inner glowing radiance and vitality to shine. An energizing scrub with Himalayan salt crystals stimulates the lymphatic system.
- Indian Head Massage (55 minutes)
This ancient experience relaxes tones and eases muscle tension in the neck, head scalp and shoulders, it also aids in the elimination of toxins by stimulating circulation, creating a positive energy flow through the chakras leaving you in a state of tranquillity and peace.
- Aroma Hot Oil Treatment (45 minutes)
The essential oils of Geranium, Lavender and Rosemary are massaged into the scalp for hydration, regenerative and calming effects. To help the absorption of the oils your hair is steamed with a warm towel, improving the hydration and elasticity of the hair. This treatment is excellent for dry, dehydrated and sensitive scalp as well as improving the condition of your hair.
- Tibetan Ku Nye Massage (75 minutes)
Tibetan massage focuses on lymphatic drainage; acupressure and meridian work using Hot Himalayan salt poultices infused with cardamom, lavender and jatamansi over the back, legs, chest, finishing with a wonderful head massage not forgetting the body’s meridian energy channels. The aim of this treatment is to restore the nervous system and stimulate a free flow of energy within the body.
- Nurturing Expectant Mothers experience (55-85 minutes)
An experience with herbal extracts of Lavender, Chamomile and Comfrey in rosehip seed, pomegranate and Argan oil, bringing peace, balance stillness, nurturing and harmony. Warm Himalayan and herbal poultices with lavender are gently massaged in to marma and meridian points for deeper relaxation and wellbeing.
- Ananda Royal Facial (85 minutes)
Delight the senses and let your skin be renewed with this unique facial treatment. which begins with a relaxing back massage and concludes with a foot massage. Your skin will feel soft, refreshed and detoxified.
- Himalayan Honey And Rose Facial (55 minutes)
This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of Sandalwood and Rose essential oils. Pure honey is massaged into the skin and a mask of cooling cucumber is applied. While the mask hydrates your skin enjoy a soothing hand and foot massage.
- Mountain Dew Skin Freshener (70 minutes)
Designed to awaken “within” the body’s innate healing ability which is suppressed due to stress and environmental factors Dry/Dehydrated/sun damaged and sensitive skins-an intensive treatment focuses on replenishing lost moisture using the power of pure essential oils of Sandalwood and Rose combined with Aloe gel, Rose distillate and sandalwood dust. Oily/Combination and problematic skins- A deep cleansing facial using pure essential oils of Juniper and Indian Holy Basil eliminate impurities and congestion.
- Rose Quartz Glow (75 minutes)
Rose quartz crystals energized in the Holy Ganga River, surrender their soothing, nurturing vibrations, calming the most sensitive of skins. Feel the warm pink energy of the crystals as the face is gently cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated using pure blended essential oils of Rose, Aloe Vera and Sandalwood dust. Feel embraced and at peace as Rose crystal wands glide across your skin. For extra nurturing you are embraced by a web of Rose Quartz crystals to protect your aura.
- Amethyst Rejuvenation (75 minutes)
Feel nurtured, cocooned and protected whilst lying within an Amethyst crystal web. Experience the ultimate healing facial as Amethyst crystals release their cleansing vibrations, assisting to purify and give life back to congested skin. Feel an aura of healing energy whilst the combination of the Amethyst crystal wands, Rose and Vetiver pure essential oils hydrate, cool, balance and decongest.
- Tibetan Ku Nye Facial (75 minutes)
Ancient Tibetan oil and organic sea buckthorn bestow cellular rejuvenation, improving microcirculation to the skin aiding in the anti-ageing process. The Tibetan Ku Nye facial balances our core energy. Beginning with a rose hip scrub to exfoliate and prepare the skin for the sea buckthorn elixir. Deep lymphatic drainage and acupressure with hot stones restores a glowing radiance to the skin. A lavender and honey mask completes the experience.
- Vishuddha Harmonising Facial (55 minutes)
Vishuddhameans ‘extremely pure’ .The 16 petals of the throat chakra are reflected on the face. Rose oil is the medium for healing and combined with ancient marma massage and light nurturing stokes this facial purifies and opens up the energy field of the face and neck. It works to remove blockages and stimulate the flow of energy along the pathways of the face and so prepare them to receive the prana and light. This facial awakens the blissful higher energy in the body as well as restoring beautiful and glowing skin.
- The Himalayan Express (25 minutes)
The Himalayan express is a quick confidence booster and skin brightener. A gentle yet firm massage tones tired face muscles while special uplifting blended creams/oils and distillates cleanse, tone and moisturise, leaving you looking your absolute best.
- Aroma Hot Oil (45 minutes)
The pure essential oils of lavender, geranium and rosemary are massaged into the scalp for hydrating, regenerative and calming effects. The hair is towel steamed to help better absorb the essential oils to improve hydration and elasticity of the hair. This treatment is excellent for dry, dehydrated and sensitive scalp and hair.
- Honey And Rose Manicure (55 minutes)
This indulgent manicure is designed to leave your hands looking polished and pristine. With all the benefits of the express manicure including a delightful wrap of honey, sunflower oil and rose, which exfoliates and hydrates the skin and includes a deeply therapeutic hand massage.
- Express Manicure (30 minutes)
Let your hands be cared for and nurtured, giving them a new lease of life. This treatment includes nail shaping, cuticle work and buffing. A relaxing hand massage and the optional application of nail polish complete the experience.
- Peppermint, Orange And Eucalyptus Pedicure (75 minutes)
This indulgent pedicure is designed to leave your feet looking pristine and feeling invigorated.
- Express Pedicure (45 minutes)
Let your feet and legs be invigorated with a sea salt scrub giving them a new lease of life. This treatment includes cuticle work, light removal of calluses, relaxing foot and leg massage and the optional application of nail polish.
Half Legs or Arms, Full Legs or arms, Underarms or Bikini line.
- Eyebrow Threading (15 minutes)
Tidy up your eyebrows, with a special threading technique from India. It will frame your face and leave your brows looking well groomed.
The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Tehri - Garhwal, Uttaranchal - 249175, [India]