The journey, for achieving harmony between nature and self, began in India over 5000 years ago where spiritual reflection, healing, and Balance have been experienced by heightening the use of all five senses. This awareness of one’s surroundings is referred to by the sages as opening the ‘inner eye’. With the passage of time, India’s ancient science of inner well-being made weary warriors, kings, and statesmen of their relaxation and rejuvenation. It was further complemented by the elaborate beauty rituals of kings and queens. These age-old traditions have continued their journey into the millennium. Jiva honors these traditions at luxurious sanctuaries that invite you to restore balance, the way it all began.

The philosophy of Jiva or Inner Life is inherently rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness. Inspired by traditional Indian healing wisdom, we believe that a spa unfolds a path of life that opens out channels to nature one’s life force. Jiva embraces a Deep Understanding of mind, body, and spirit; their individual needs, and their interdependences. The ethos of our carefully-recreated treatment is drawn on the rich and ancient wellness heritage of India, the fabled lifestyle and culture of Indian royalty, and the healing therapies that embrace Indian spirituality. Our spa experiences are offered by trained experts, using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting. With Jiva spa, undertake the journey within, through an array of enlivening holistic treatment meaningful rituals and ceremonies for a truly calming experience.

The rituals at our spas reflect the essence of ancient Indian wisdom and culture. We greet our guests with ‘Namaste’, meaning ‘I bow to you’ in Sanskrit- with our heads bowed and hands folded. It also has the spiritual significance of negating or reducing one’s ego in the presence of another. The true meeting between people is the meeting of their minds. Hence, Namaste also means ‘May our minds meet. The bowing down of the head is a gracious form of our extending friendship in love and humility. Traditionally in India, it is a custom to wash the guest’s feet before entering the threshold. Besides eliminating fatigue and stress, it is also a form of respect toward others. The guest’s journey at our spas starts with this ritual and the special footbath blend, designed with essential oils, aids in relaxation and deep comfort. After the treatments, we garland our guests. The fragrance and touch of flowers have a soothing effect on the headed body after treatment.