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Experiential: Sheer Bliss at the Quan Spa

Quad Spa at the JW Marriott
Quad Spa at the JW Marriott

Experience Sheer Bliss at the Quan Spa, JW Marriott

As I sit here eating a bowl of sprouts and sipping on a cold glass of lemon and ginger water, I immerse my feet in a tub of warm water and sigh at my aching leg muscles. I just got back from the gym and running 5 kms daily on the treadmill has got me craving some soothing massages... I'll probably book an appointment for the weekend...

Last week this day I was at the beautiful Quan Spa at the JW Marriott Hotel, Pune enjoying a foot massage, a foot reflexology to be precise. I have had Swedish massages as well as Spa Facials before but a foot massage was a first and it was literally brilliant. It now makes me wonder why I had ever ignored my feet at the spa :)
This was also my first time at the Quan Spa. Quan means 'Spring Water' and the spa is based on the principal of the healing and rejuvenating qualities of water.

Like all spas, the Quan Spa is calming and serene. But what sets it apart is the discreet luxury that hits you head-on, the moment you step into the spa. Most of the spas I have been to have the aura of tranquility achieved by strategically placed ambient lighting and a soulful oriental music in the background. Of course the modest size of the spas also have a role in lending an almost cozy and even a sensual semblance for the senses.
The Quan Spa however differs in the way that the area it covers is pretty large. The waiting area, the reception everything seems sprawling. But what actually excited me was the fact that the treatment rooms were the size of a small suite. Even in the ambient and concealed lighting, the room looked impressively big for a spa. Surprisingly though it doesn't look bare and rather feels intimate.
Apart from the treatment rooms, the other parts of the spa are beautifully lit with controlled natural light and hence it feels like you have been transported to a wonderfully quiet resort on a hidden island in Thailand. It makes you forget that you are actually in a building placed bang in the middle of one of Pune's busiest streets at peak hours...

As far as the massage itself goes, it was impeccable. The therapist was confident in what she was doing, the pressure she applied to the various parts of my leg was ideal and not once did I wince with discomfort. It just went to show how experienced she was. The therapy was what is was supposed to be, therapeutic. It not just relaxed my legs and feet, my whole body felt reinvigorated and revitalised. Needless to say I came out of my treatment room grinning like a happy bunny and the whole world seemed beautiful :)

Is It Worth To Get A Therapy Done At The Quan Spa?

The prices of the therapies at Quan Spa are a little higher than those at the regular spas. Duh! Its the Marriott we are talking about. For example, a Swedish Massage (90 mins) at The Four Fountain Spa would cost you around INR 2800/- while at the Quan Spa it would set you back by INR 4300/-
Coming back to the question, I'd say yes it is worth it because the experience would be worth every penny. You may not want to make it your monthly spa place but once in a while on a special occasion when it makes sense to splurge I highly recommend the Quan Spa.
An analogy with makeup would be how we go on buying L'Oreal and Maybelline lipsticks all throughout the year but on a special occasion or when you get a promotion at work you treat yourself with a Givenchy lipstick or two :) I know I do that...

What Therapies Would I Like To Try At The Quan Spa?

Having already tried the Foot Reflexology, I would next like to try the Indulge Signature Massage and the Marine Ocean Body Wrap :)

Have you experienced the Quan Spa? Would you like to give it a shot?


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