The Raj isn't really a hotel, although that's the TripAdvisor category. It's primarily an Ayurvedic Health Spa. I had 7 days of treatments here in both November 2011 and November 2012, and my experiences were even better the second time. Having a friend in Fairfield, I didn't stay here, but the general areas, dining, and treatment rooms were all very clean and comfy, often in the cream and light gold colors you see in Fairfield. It had a very spacious and light-filled atmosphere. The upstairs library is almost too cozy, and the whole place has intriguing abstract artworks.
As others have pointed out, it's not a pedicure and smoothie by the pool kind of spa. You have perhaps 3 hours of treatments each day, and a special diet designed to complement, or at least not interfere with, the goals of those treatments, which are selected for you by the Ayurvedic physicians based on interview, observation, and pulse diagnosis. The food is excellent, but not what you are accustomed to making for yourself at home (for some of us that's a good thing!)
I came back from my treatments feeling much more settled and gifted with a greater clarity. And I'm looking forward to another stay in November of 2013.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Award-Winning Raj Ayurveda Health Spa offers the only authentic treatments that detoxifies fat soluble toxins (PCBs,DDT, dioxins, etc). Other ayurvedic treatments like gem light therapy, wellness consultations, yoga, cooking classes, and knowledge lectures are offered. Meals are organic and vegetarian. Hotel accommodations are comfortable and quiet. Ranked Top 5 Health Spa by Town & Country. Sample programs for chronic disorders include allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, constipation, diabetes, fibroids, fibromyalgia, headaches, hypertension, insomnia, obesity, PMS. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Raj Ayurveda Health Hotel Fairfield
- The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa Iowa/Fairfield