Indian astrologers use a set of calculations based on planetary positions to understand the past and predict the future for famous people in India.
But now, the modern-day health gurus seem to have established the strong connect between health and astrology as well.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science, promises to be the ultimate antidote for the stressed out urban elites, the rich and the famous.
'Amatrra spa', of Delhi, amalgamates the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda or the art of holistic healing, and astrology.
The unique concept of holistic healing and spiritual rejuvenation is based on "health horoscope" or "astro chart" that helps in planetary diagnosis.
Astro-Veda views Earth as a major body of the cosmos and the human body its micro-element and signifies a symbiotic relationship between human body and planets.
Dr Pawan Singh, the astro expert at Amatrra Spa, says that Astroveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but also the individual's whole self through a wide range of horoscope-specific spa treatment.
"This technique is based on point of contact. For example, you come in this room. We believe that you are here on this particular time, it means it is your time so instead of your analysis I will examine the time in which you entered the room and place of Amatrra and longitude, latitude of Amatrra and the complete date," Pawan Singh said.
"On the basis of these entire factors, we make a chart. The chart allows me to tell about the person. This is basically the personification of time. We treat you as a time and this time is you. This chart based on time factor allows me about your body constitution," he added.
Under the model, astro experts goes by the time of an individual's entry into a specially designed room and records the resultant disturbance in the atmosphere caused by this action.
This is done by taking into account the impact of planets like Sun, which denotes energy, Mercury that signifies water, peace and harmony, Mars which symbolises iron ores, Jupiter for intelligence, Saturn which influences nervous system, etc. on an individual as he enters the room.
Once the astro expert diagnoses the individual's problems, the Ayurvedic expert prescribes the line of action for rejuvenation.
"Ayurveda basically is very individualist treatment. Each person has got his own constitution then after the analysis of the astro thing we analyse the person in terms of, like his constitution, what is his body made of, then we plan a treatment chart in consultation with an astro expert as to what all things can be combined in the programme so that he gets a positive effect form what he is ailing from," said Jairam Nair.
A beautifully long and serene pebble-lined water passageway leads to treatment rooms with private shower facility.
Guests get personalized interface with Ayurvedic experts for individual constitutions and horoscope-specific recommendations for prediction, prevention and impact. Even the oils used for Ayurvedic treatment are customized after diagnosis to provide maximum benefit.
The private meditation area is customized according to the guest's planetary position, with appropriate mantras and colour lighting and Vedic chants for activation of positive energies.
The experts provide 32 types of meditation, each with customized mantras that provide the much-needed relief.
A wellness consultant or a fitness expert, a cosmetologist and a gym instructor then add their own recommendations about what needs to be done. Based on the constitution and planetary influences on the individual, the guest is advised other therapies in the spa.
When it comes to physical exercises the customised technique used is 'yoga Pilates', a combination of Yoga and German Pilates that uses mind to control the muscles.
At the end of the session, the guests relax in a Floatarium, a virtually a psychedelic art exhibit, housed in a room inspired by Mother Nature's design of the most secure sanctuary, the maternal womb.
The Floatarium has been fitted in the centre of this womb-shaped room, star-studded with fibre optic lighting.
An hour of the therapy is documented to be the equivalent of four hours of sound sleep, and simulates an experience of floating on a soft moist underlay. It is the therapy of choice to counter insomnia, sleep disorders and jet lag.
An official said the Astro-Veda concept has caught the fancy of health-conscious politicians, Bollywood A-grade listers, business tycoons and fashion celebrities.
"Clearly, astroveda has added value primarily because it has added value to my customers and we are services organisation, we believe extreme strongly in the final value and the services which are provided to and which should be provided to customers," said Yogesh Sethi, Executive Director, Mayar Health Resorts and Amatrra Spa.
The spa at the Ashok has over 700 members while its recently opened branch at Le Meridian has around 45 members. But Amatrra is not willing to divulge their names, citing the sanctity of security and privacy of individuals.
The Spa has been ranked as one of India's top 10 Spas by Forbes Traveller.
"We are the spa which has won the maximum awards both national and international award bodies like Forbes Traveller...like Indian tourism ministry like the Asia spa award," said Deepanjali Mehra, general manager, Amatrra spa.
Through a combination of detoxification, rejuvenation and relaxation programmes, Astroveda can effectively treat lifestyle ailments like loss of memory, fatigue, obesity, backache, insomnia, arthritis, cervical pain, diabetes, hypertension and acidity. (ANI)