Fish Spa – One of a kind of Spa Experience

Fish Spa

Brief History: For decades, people seeking alternative methods of healing have made pilgrimages to Eastern Europe countries such as Turkey, Syria, Jordan to name a few, to experience the Dr Fish therapy at the hot spring spas resorts. These fish’s unique dietary habits were first discovered in the waters of a hot spring near Kangal, Turkey.

Natural exfoliation of dead skin
Moisturizers absorb easier
Stimulates blood circulation
Lightens minor scars
Eases psoriasis and minor eczema
Releases stress and tension: the tickling sensation provides an instant mood-lift

Water Hygiene Protocols
Water is changed daily
U/V sterilized to eliminate viruses and bacteria
Sand-filtered to remove particles of leftover fish food, etc.
Ozone treatment: To break down liquid waste
PH level: Neutral
Temperature: Approx 30°C

It’s Saturday evening and Express Avenue Mall is teeming with people. But, take a turn at this corner on the second floor, and you enter a completely different world at the Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa. A Buddha statue with a blissful expression welcomes you. Calm and bathed in dim purple light, with soothing music and the scent of aroma oils, the spa is inviting. And, surrendering to its charms after all the ambling and shopping is a great idea.

What’s interesting is that Kenko is said to be Chennai’s first International spa. It is headquartered in Singapore and popular in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. That probably explains the interiors that draw heavily from Oriental influences. The interiors of the Spa are designed in such a way that the elements exist in their restful tropical overtones with soft mood lighting and soothing music. Head Acupressure, Aromatic head Massage, Shoulder and Back Massage, Harmony Body Massage for women, Ear Candling, Head to Toe massage and Fish Spa are some of the signature treatments offered in Kenko Spa. “I have never had such a soothing and remarkable experience in any other Spa so far. Right from its astonishing ambience to the facilities offered and the staff employed, Kenko just has everything that can be expected out of a Spa” said Richa Kapoor, Designer.  There are separate areas for head massage and foot reflexology and two rooms for body massages.

An aquarium-like apparatus occupies much of the room. It can accommodate around 20 people at a time. You just have to dip your feet in and let the Doctor Fish exfoliate them. “We are strict about hygiene. The water is continuously recycled, is UV sterilised and also passes through carbon, mechanical, ozone and biological filters. And, we also maintain a standard temperature,” says Ajit Menon, COO of Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The quick-fix 20-minute reflexology is gratifying. First, a stop clock is set, and then the masseuse dabs a fistful of powder onto your feet and begins the procedure. She massages the feet’s reflex points, helping improve blood circulation. By the end of the treatment, you feel like you are gliding on clouds. And as you leave the spa, you end up sporting the same expression as the Buddha statue.

On the whole, Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa is where one has to heed to escape the day’s stresses through a soothing and refreshing therapy either at the Massage Suite or the gurgling Fish Spa!

Kenko Spa is located at S289, Second Floor, Express Avenue

Kenko Spa
Shop no. S289 2nd Floor,
Express Avenue,
49/50L, Whites Road,
Chennai – 600014.
Phone: +91 – 44 – 28464177/577


Posted on November 17, 2011, in Attractions, Fashion and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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