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The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa

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1734 Jasmine Avenue, Maharishi Vedic City, Fairfield, IA 52556 (Formerly The Raj Ayurveda Health Center)
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The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like to write positive reviews as I always like to reward effort. However, in this case, my review is quite critical. My overall impression was a cult like experience. I felt the employees were almost like robots, quite stiff with a forced smile. It gave me the creeps. No one went out of their way to help, I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I decided I needed a break from work and family and just a few days to destress. I decided to take a two day trip for a program they call "Taste of the Raj" just to relax. I have been to a number of destination spas before, but never a medical spa. I knew I was going to arrive late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I arrived with several health issues, one of which was sudden weight gain and sluggish thyroid, and the other was very irritated eyes with and an unbelievable number of floaters. I lost all the weight. I had a thyroid test, and the results were excellent. And I can't believe it, but at least half of my floaters are gone and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Accommodations dated but clean. Treatments were excellent & staff friendly. No laughter, way too serious. Other guests devout followers of Maharishi & evangelistic! Food repetitious & I mean no variety in veggies only green beans, asparagus, lentils & Bol choy. Fennel once. I understood vegetarian not repetitious vegetarian. I have had Ayurvedic treatments & diet in Inda that I loved... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Two friends and I stayed at The Raj in July. We also had the facial and the oil massage called Abhyanga. We had a fun and relaxing time overall, but The Raj was just okay. In our opinion the room rate and treatment prices were higher than appropriate. I will not return. The Pros: The beds were very comfortable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was there for a week for the Panchakarma ayurvedic treatment spa. The hotel itself was clean and nice. Beautiful grounds in the middle of Iowan farmland. Also was located in Vedic City, which is the first man-made "enlightened" town in the US. Everything is built to code in the ayurvedic style. All food is vegetarian. Interesting experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

People come to the Raj for Panchakarma treatments -- they stay for a week ... or a month and get a variety of treatments. It's at once a very relaxing hotel / spa-like environment in the middle of nowhere and also an anchoring institution in the heart of a very interesting spiritual community (TM - Transcendental Meditation). I came on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was my first time to the Raj and I had an amazing experience. the Guest services staff were amazing and the treatments were fabulous. Not only did I feel amazing after my trip, I am still reaping the benefits 3 weeks later. the information I learnt on my trip was truly life changing. I was so inspired by the... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Staying at the Raj is like staying in a freshly rennovated mansion. The rooms are sound-proof, the place is beautiful. My body immediately relaxed into the comfort and deep rest that is part of the Raj's healing experience. I found the people (both the other participants and the staff) interesting, kind, and helpful, the food wonderful, the oil massages every... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I have been going to The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa almost yearly since it opened in 1993. That fact alone should be an impressive recommendation! For the deepest kind of rest and rejuvenation you just cannot do better. It offers so much more in the way of real healing than any other spa.

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