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March 26, 2007updated Nov 26, 2015

The 5 Best Places for a Massage in Mumbai

By Chris Boyle


Discover a world of relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty at these fabulous spas


Treatment and facilities: Escape from the stresses of the city at the Rudra Spa, a holistic center providing a sanctuary for all your senses.

Inspired by the ancient Himalayan and Shaivite traditions, this intimate spa will re-awaken your sensory pleasures with a selection of holistic remedies performed under the intuitive and caring touch of trained masseurs. The interiors are a seamless blend of dark wood, soothing scents and lush décor, creating the perfect sanctuary for mental and physical wellbeing.

Signature treatment: Rudra Purush is a powerful blend of traditional herbs and a deep, authentic Himalayan massage that helps your muscles relax and gives you an all-over glow. Rudra Ananda is a divine combination of ancient Tibetan massage techniques coupled with sensuous garhwal Himalayan strokes that will open your chakras and send your soul to a higher plane.


Treatment and facilities: Relish a few hours of uninterrupted escapism at the Four Seasons Spa, where Indian philosophies meld with Western sensibilities to create a haven of peace.

Experience the regenerative power of modern Ayurvedic-inspired therapies in a setting of contemporary sophistication in the spacious Natrajasana and Vajrasana suites. Revitalize your senses with invigorating aqua therapy exercises in the Vitality Lounge, or just lie back, close your eyes and enjoy some soothing tranquility in the Relaxation Room.

Signature treatment: The Uzhichil massage uses warm herbal oil and a combination of soothing strokes to help preserve youthfulness, relieve tension, and ensure silky soft skin. The ever popular Shirodhara ritual calms the mind, body and spirit. This ancient Indian treatment involves running a stream of warm oil on the third-eye chakra of the forehead to induce a blissful state of serenity.

Elodie Lefebvre

+91 22 2481 8000

114, Dr E Moses Marg, Mumbai 400 018


Treatment and facilities: This destination day spa is a delightful mix of Old World charm and high class modernity, offering a peaceful haven in one of the world’s busiest cities.

Myrah spa provides all its guests with an authentic holistic experience within ornate interiors of brocade backdrops, crystal chandeliers, and ornate gold mirrors imbued with the riches of the Maharajas. Occupying two floors, Myrah offers luxuriously appointed treatment suites featuring their own private plunge pools, for a relaxing and intimate experience.

Signature treatment: Based on ancient healing traditions, the Royal Four Hand Massage has been enjoyed by royalty around the world. Performed by two therapists, this sublime synchronized massage is the ultimate indulgence and, with its Myrah signature massage strokes, will leave you totally relaxed and in a state of complete bliss.


+91 26 253 968/42/43

11 Palm Spring Society, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai 400 049


Treatment and facilities: Exclusive to residents of the hotel, the pioneering Spa at the Oberoi is the first and only 24-hour spa and fitness center in Mumbai.

Offering six state-of-the-art therapy rooms plus a selection of holistic massages and treatments inspired by the traditions of the Indian subcontinent, the Oberoi Spa creates a synergy of Western and Eastern massage techniques, offering an idyllic space for deep relaxation.

Signature treatment: A variety of Ayurvedic therapies include The Oberoi Therapy, a holistic massage excellent for releasing muscular knots, increasing circulation and reducing stress, together with the Hot Lava Shell Therapy that uses heated shells to create deep calm and relaxation. The Journey to India ritual begins with a traditional Ayurveda massage, followed by an Indian foot massage to open the vital energy points of the feet and lower legs. The journey concludes with a marma facial therapy and a calming Indian scalp massage.

Husnavaz Dastur, Spa Manager

+91 22 6632 6011

Sir Dorab Tata Rd, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021


Treatment and facilities: Located at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, the Club Oasis is a huge fitness complex and spa, providing the perfect environment for guests to rejuvenate mind and body.

This energetic club houses the latest sophisticated equipment and revitalizing remedies. Specialized spa treatments pamper each guest with exotic and exclusive oil blends, specially created for each massage. Other spa facilities include refreshing hydrotherapy treatments such as the aromatic sauna and whirlpool bath. The Fitness Center features two outdoor swimming pools including a children’s pool, volleyball and tennis court, as well as a paved jogging track amid lush landscaped gardens.

Signature treatment: The Balinese Massage is a combination of gentle stretching, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and chi (energy) around the body. It works deeply to soothe damaged tissue and relieves strained muscles and joint pain.

Ram Chatterjee, Spa Manager

+91 22 6676 1144

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055

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