With our team, we visited Blossom Kochhar‘s Spalon, in the month of March’s month. The Spalon, i.e. spa + salon, is located in one of the quieter parts of Hauz Khas Village. The main entrance opens into the shop area, while visitors have to walk through to the back to reach the Spalon.
Coming back to the shop, the Blossom Kochhar brand has really reinvented itself. For starters, most products are packaged in recyclable, bright-colored bottles with great graphic design elements. All the products I picked up were free from parabens, artificial fragrances, dyes, and are cruelty-free! This truly is in line with Blossom Kochhar ’s ‘Earth to Bottle’
concept. We were also pleasantly surprised to see how reasonably priced the large bottles of products were.
We had chosen ‘Knots and Crosses’- a 60-minute long massage for my forever-stiff back, neck, and shoulders, as well as ‘Dr. Zit’- an acne facial for my sensitive, troubled skin. we were asked to wait in the downstairs spa area, where there are 3 pedicure stations. In terms of décor, the dominant color in the spa is white, which is a refreshing change from the darker, muted colors we have seen in other spas.
The white upholstery is accented with bright colored cushions and potted plants.
The furniture is constructed out of a light-colored wood, which also adds to the airy feel of the Spalon.
We were then introduced to Debalina, who took me on a quick tour of the property. We walked up to the small, but tastefully-decorated Salon, across from which is the Spa section. The Spa is also decorated in the same aesthetic, and if We remember correctly, there were 3 massage tables.
The temperature of the room was just right and the massage tables were perfectly comfortable, too. We also enjoyed the fact that my daytime massage felt like one, as the room was lit up with natural light.
The only thing we would have changed was the music- it was just a tad too loud to be truly ambient, and the CD sometimes skipped.
We were then introduced to Lizzy, my masseuse for the day, who was extremely pleasant throughout the therapy. She asked me about my massage preferences,
and focused on my shoulder blades, just like we asked. The oil used was from the Blossom Kochhar line and it had a pleasant smell of lavender. Other notes, we detected were possible of ylang-ylang or vanilla. The oil was gently warmed and massaged in long, firm strokes on my back, neck, and shoulders.
We must confess that the ‘Knots and Crosses’ massage lived up to its name when it came to my shoulder blades.
Just when we thought Lizzy had massaged all our tension knots away, she found a few more! At the end of the 60-minute section, even though it was painful at times, we definitely felt lighter than when we walked in and was even happier that the massage oil left no sticky residue on my back.
After our massage, We were introduced to Saveetha for our facial treatment. She brought along many small bottles of oils and essences, for ‘Dr. Zit’- a 60-minute cleansing, anti-acne facial. I told Saveetha I was concerned about putting essential oils on my sensitive, acne-prone skin. She showed us how the oils used for this particular facial treatment were unlike traditional oils and are quickly absorbed by the skin.
We did a small patch test on the back of my hand of the ‘Fairy Skin Oil’ and really liked the texture.
Overall, We were very happy with our experience. Here is a breakdown of our experience:
- Welcome to Spa: 5/5
- Cleanliness of Spa: 5/5
- Therapists Knowledge and Skill: 4/5
- Quality of Treatment: 3.5/5
- Quality of Products: 5/5