Taj Hotels opens first London-based Jiva Spa

Taj Hotels is opening its first Jiva Spa in Europe this month, offering Ayurvedic-inspired healing therapies combined with a contemporary Mediterranean wellness philosophy.

Situated at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate in London, the new spa will feature three treatment rooms (two singles and one couple), a relaxation area with vitality pool, steam room, sauna and an “emotional shower”; as well as fitness facilities where guests and members alike can make use of personal trainers.

Jiva’s healing therapies, which are inspired by the rich and ancient wellness heritage of India, will be offered exclusively at the spa, including Vishuddi – an exfoliation using silk gloves followed by full-body lymphatic drainage massage and an Indian herb wrap. 

The spa has also partnered with British spa brand Temple Spa, whose Western influence makes for a diverse treatment menu, with experiences like the Champagne and Truffle Deluxe Treatment – a 90-minute luxury facial that includes lifting massage and uses the brand’s Truffle skincare line. 

Taj Hotels runs existing Jiva Spas in locations including India, Abu Dhabi, South Africa and Maldives. 

Meanwhile, a new “destination” beauty salon is opening in South London, offering a high-end space for clients.