The weather has not been too forgiving lately, and many of us are daydreaming about the sun-sea-sand combo already. Unless you’re traveling somewhere warm anytime soon, the only way you can reach that nirvana-like relaxation of the beach is at a spa, and we know exactly where you need to go.
Sanda Spa in Hillside City Club within İstinyePark shopping mall is an exotic getaway from the stresses of daily life: fresh flowers, calming essential oils, relaxation music, and candles everywhere in this modern, elegant, and spacious spa. You can take your pick from a wide variety of facials, body treatments, and massages, or opt for their luxurious Turkish bath.
You getaway will begin with a cup of ginger tea, and it can go in any direction you like: if you want something light and gentle, try the Sanda Escape that uses Balinese massage techniques. If you’ve never had a massage with oil-soaked bamboo sticks, go for the Bamboo Miracle. If one therapist won’t cut it for you, go for the Twins, where two massage therapists will use five different massage techniques in one session.If you want to see what relaxing hot stones can do for you, go for the Magic Hot Stone. If you want to hit two birds with one stone, go for the Special for Her (an anti-cellulite massage) or Special for Him (that is created to release tension from muscles of sports enthusiasts). Body treatments include a variety of scrubs (se salt, coconut, hazelnut), body wraps (herbal, coffee, avocado), and bodycofee treatments that purify and refresh your skin (such as detoxifying and anti-cellulite body wrap, hand treatment, and food treatment). Keep in mind that the spa also features a sauna, steam room, and lounge area so you can continue your day of relaxation after your treatment ends. Most treatments are for 50 minutes, 90 minutes, or 120 minutes, and the prices range from 105 TL to 430 TL.
Sanda Spa has three locations in Istanbul:
Sanda Spa – İstinye; Hillside City Club Istinye Park, Istinye Bayırı Caddesi No.73, İstinye; P: (0212) 367 2060
Sanda Spa – Etiler; Hillside City Club Etiler, Alkent Sitesi Tepecik Yolu No. 22/14, Etiler; P: (0212) 352 25 00
Sanda Spa – Trio; Hillside City Club Trio, Barbaros Mahallesi Halk Caddesi No.85/1, Ataşehir; P: (0216) 472 00 72