The beach is calm, and the hawkers have retreated for a night’s rest. The aqua Indian Ocean waters slowly transform into the reflection of the beautiful colours of dusk that paint the sky.
The sand glitters as the tide retreats. Strong winds carried by the warm ocean currents blow into your outdoor Banda, wrapping your body in a constant embrace and sprinkling flower petals on the wooden deck. You undress slowly, liberated by the tranquility that surrounds you, lie on the massage table face down, relishing your final glance of the ocean, and wait for your treatment at Tulia Spa to commence.
Nestled in the idyllic grounds of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa, Kenya, Tulia Spa offers the perfect antidote to stressed urbanites and tired bodies. As one of the only spas in the area that provides authentic Ayurveda treatments by their specialists, Tulia Spa’s genuine commitment to nurturing one’s mind, body and spirit could not be more true.
Ayurveda, in essence, is an ancient medical science from India that concentrates on the science of life. The five thousand year practice maintains one’s health through massages, herbal medicine, diet control and exercise. Ayurveda stresses the importance of plant-based medicines and balance of the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and space – in order for the body to be healthy.
At Tulia Spa, herb-spiced oils are poured in a continuous stream onto different parts of the body, depending on the treatment, to relax the body and assist in various pains. For more serious symptoms and chronic pains, some of the Ayurveda treatments are available for a 7-day intensive program.
For those in search of more familiar therapy services; Tulia Spa also offers popular Swedish Massages, body wraps and scrubs, facials, reflexology, ear candling, waxing, manicures and pedicures. Due to the spa’s popularity with resort guests and also visitors, making a reservation is a must. If you’d like to reschedule or cancel an appointment, Tulia Spa requires a minimum of 3 hours notice.
Treatments at Tulia Spa begin at Sh 700 for eyebrow tweezing and upwards to Sh 33,400 for a 7-day Ayurveda Shirodhara treatment that targets painful migraines, allergies, insomnia and even hearing impairments.