I haven't posted in a really long time...got some problems with my computer..and oh, I don't have a camera..hopefully, all that will be solved soon. But wait..I don't need a camera to do a review on a lakme facial where I was half asleep anyway, do I? So here I go...
Lakme Nirvana - Cost - 2800 Rs plus tax.
Place: Lakme, Koramangala
What you get - Combines a facial plus a relaxing oriental massage with poultice bundles for your hands, feet, and back - that's how the girl at Lakme described it. Oh wow..sign me up!
This service was done by two attendants simultaneously. One of them did the facial while another did the reflexology kind of massage for my feet - almost half my leg actually - with a WHOLE lot of oil. Same for my hands. Then comes the poultice bundle - a potli of herbs which is kept warm in what seemed to be a wax warmer! This was fun..except..the edges of the potli were I guess touching the sides of the wax warmer and had gotten seriously HOT..and that wasn't pleasant! Then I get a face pack and the lady asks me to sit up so she could do the back massage. Whole lot of oil and a bit of kneading and massaging later...the same thing with the poultice bundles...and I am left alone till the face mask dries and the whole thing is over. I think it takes about 1-1/2 hours. Oh and they do a really light head massage too...more like an extension to your forehead massage.
Would I try it again? Not really...If I have 2800 lying around and haven't found any better place to try to spend it...in that case ya I might. Two conditions though
1. Get the back massage FIRST when I am lying down. Sitting up and getting a back massage with a face mask on was so stupid!
2. Those poultice bundles better be the right temperature..no hot edges!
Don't know if they are really using any proper reflexology there or is it just a regular oil massage which can't go very wrong! Oh a hair wash is included to clean up the oil from your hair.
Edited to add: I think the salon I went to was a franchisee-owned salon and not owned/operated by Lakme directly - might be wrong about this, but that's what I thinkkk. Anywho, not sure if the experience at a proper Lakme salon would be the same. I think it would be much more efficient, though I haven't tried it out for myself to tell for sure.