A 'Sole' Searching Experience at Shen Reflexology Centre
e ﬁrst person you will encounter at ‘Shen Reﬂexology’, located at 16th road, Bandra, is the eﬀervescent Shweta Nadkarni. She is the founder of this ‘de-stress destination’, and a certiﬁed reﬂexologist from the International Spa and Beauty College, Hong Kong. If you are interested, she will explain the signiﬁcance of this holistic therapy for your body. You learn about its connection with stress and toxicity.
Says Nadkarni,“Reﬂexology works on the hands and feet, restoring the balance within the whole body. During a session, part/s of the body is/are stimulated by applying pressure to various critical reﬂex points, aimed at facilitating the body’s own healing process to alleviate stress and toxins. It is said to have one of the deepest relaxing eﬀects and claims to reduce stress thereby acting as a preventive measure for stress related diseases. One of the incidental beneﬁts of this technique is also to improve blood circulation.” Foot reﬂexology is NOT a foot massage. Unlike in a massage, reﬂexology uses the feet as anatomical maps by applying pressure to diﬀerent areas, thus beneﬁting not just the foot, but also the rest of the body. ‘Shen’ loosely translates to the word ‘spirit’ in Chinese, signifying its holistic nature. Speaking from experience, no one takes reﬂexology more seriously than the well trained staﬀ at Shen. With the minimalist décor, soothing background music and the fragrance of essential oils, you just can’t help but relax. e unisex therapy room consisting of 5 treatment chairs and a back chair massage station. To put this in perspective, imagine being on board a plush business class ﬂight to ailand with a dedicated reﬂexology therapist, tucked in your cosy blanket, with your pillow adjusted ...just the way you like it. What sets ‘Shen’ apart is the fact that it remains true to its core focus - hand and foot reﬂexology techniques. No claims to oﬀer you everything from facials to salon services. Don’t take my word for it; Try it for yourself! You won’t be disappointed. A 30 minute foot therapy followed by a 20 minute head, neck, and back extension le me feeling like a new person; something every Bandra ‘ite’ needs - aer dealing with snarling traﬃc jams on Hill Road. Be warned though; Reﬂexology makes you really hungry as it works on stimulating your entire system. at includes your digestive track as well. It’s best to book in advance (especially on weekends). e ritual involves a foot soak with invigorating dead-sea salts and essential oils, completed with de-
licious cup of herbal tea. It isn’t advisable to try this therapy immediately aer a heavy meal or alcoholic consumption. Do let you therapist know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions before the session. For those with a low threshold for pain, be not afraid. e therapy is gentle and can be adjusted to suit your comfort level. Suggested as part of one's weekly agenda in most South East Asian countries, Shen recommends you try a visit a month to stay stress free. It’s easy on the pocket with therapies ranging from Rs 490 (30 minute foot reﬂexology therapy) to the most expensive – a 90 minute Shiatsu body massage (in a separate therapy room) at Rs 1650 (If traditional Japanese style massages are your thing). I bought 2 credit vouchers (an excellent gi idea) available in various denominations. If you book 5 sessions, you can enjoy 1 session complimentary and get 3 complimentary sessions if you book 10 sessions. Hot Stone and Holistic facial massages add an exotic touch, worth trying if you are not in a hurry. e menu also boasts a ‘Moxibustion Eye Tension erapy, a specialized therapy aimed at relieving stress and tension around the eye area through special ‘Moxa’ Chinese herb sticks. While the full body massage has a strict ‘no cross massage’ policy, the rest of the treatments oﬀer lady and gent therapists (on availability). Bandra Buzz verdict: ‘Book your treatment today to enjoy some ‘me time’ or treat your spouse to some ‘us time’. Either way, there’s one thing you are guaranteed when you walk out, and that’s Happy feet !!! Shop No. 1, Sai Pooja, 16th Road, Near Mini Punjab, Bandra, Mumbai – 400 050 Tel: +91 22 2605 5578 Mobile: +91 9930717676 Website: www.shenreﬂexology.com Email: shenreﬂexology@gmail.com Timings: 11.30 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. (Mon – Sun) by Erica Desouza
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