It’s time you did something for yourself, so kick back with our list of essential spa treatments.
Our roundup of spa treatments across Abu Dhabi is bound to put the spring back in your step.
So do yourself a favour and escape your busy routine and treat yourself to a spa day.
Get the blood circulating again, ease those aches and pains, rid yourself of toxins and bring a bit of zest back into your life….we’re feel energised just writing it!
Abu Dhabi World’s roving reporters have been pounding the pavements to roundup some of the capital’s spas.
They didn’t come back empty handed.
Get a load of this chilled lot below. It’s more than enough to rejuvenate your senses to get you through the working week ahead.
You’ll be glad you took the plunge!
This 90-minute Milk and Honey Immersion treatment by Saray Spa promises to put a healthy glow on your skin.
Start with a gentle scrub of of oatmeal and black seed oil to enliven the skill cells. Then it’s straight on to a warm massage of milk, honey and rose oil. All these elements blend to prep the skin for the blissful finale: a full body hot stone massage.
AED 600. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City. Daily 10am-10pm. Contact: 02 201 4000, marriott.com
This muscle-busting spa treatment comes to you all the way from Bali.
The Balinese massage lasts up to 90 minutes. There is an hour-long one if you’re short of time.
The treatment combines gentle stretches, reflexology, acupressure and aromatherapy all in one ultra relaxing session.
Try it and you’ll be up and ready for anything life chooses to throw at you in an instant.
From AED 471. Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed the First Street. Daily 10am-11pm. Contact: 02 443 9999, millenniumhotels.com
You’ll need deep pockets for this one, so we heard, but it’ll be worth it.
The Oasis Ritual lasts two-hours (swoon!) and includes a foot massage, Hammam body scrub and wash.
Dead skin cells are sloughed away to increase blood circulation to put a bit of colour into your cheeks.
It doesn’t stop there. Warm oil is massaged into your aching muscles for a totally relaxing experience.
Expect supple skin with that healthy glow. You’re friends and family won’t recognise you.
AED 1,380. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqtaa. Daily 10am-10pm. Contact: 02 818 8051, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zen the Spa
The Signature Massage treatment is a 90-minute trip into the clouds.
Essential oils and a mix of massage styles will loosen those knots while you float away. You won’t even know where you are. But who cares? You won’t; you’ll be too relaxed to even notice.
AED 785. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island. Daily 10am-10pm. Contact: 02 697 4140, rotana.com
Stone me! Not literally, of course.
We’re talking hot stones. The type Native Americans have been using for centuries to sort out their tired muscles.
The Sense of Connection treatment, as it is called, uses hot stones to jolt those knots out of its funk.
Expect a sense of calm to quickly follow. Sounds good to us
AED 750. The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island. Mon-Sun 9am-10pm. Contact: 02 498 8996
Batteries running low?
Then this Aromatherapy Massage is the shot in the arm you just might need to get you going again.
Based on the name itself, this relaxing spa treatment relies on essential oils to eject stress and relieve muscle pains.
The oils – which come in different varieties – are extracted from plants, so are free from chemicals and oh so gentle on your skin.
There’s a massage too targeting pressure points to stimulate energy and improve circulation.
A few stretches here and there will loosen stiff and aching joints for total comfort.
From AED 370. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Daily 10am-11pm. Contact: 02 656 3111
By Ferdinand Godinez