Colour Therapy MaSSage
Balance Wellness Centre, Dubai
I have to confess – I’m a spa rookie. I never indulge and rarely treat my body. But before I could bolt from the Balance Wellness Centre’s serene lobby with its gurgling water fountains, my therapist, Valsala, whisked me off to the consultation room.
Since Balance is an Ayurvedic spa, Valsala explained it uses an Altearah Bio Organic Colour Therapy – a three-pronged approach to wellness by harmonising the energy centres in my body (or chakras) to heal my mind, body and emotional connections based on the colours… Or something!
All I’d have to do is pick different bold hues during a colour test from a set of coloured cards.
“Choose the shades you feel reflect your physical and emotional state of mind,” Valsala instructed.
I plumped for green (heart chakra), orange (sacral chakra), indigo (the brow chakra) and gold (the solar plexus) and based on this, Valsala listed my probable physical and emotional problems with accuracy.
She explained how the treatment would restore harmony in the problematic chakras. So far Valsala’s comments had been spot on.
This followed the hydrotherapycum-colour-bath, which involved relaxing in a tub of warm water infused with Himalayan bath salts to reduce my body’s positive ions and increase negative ions. For an uninterrupted 20 minutes, 152 jets pummelled away at sore muscles. Bogged down with their kids’ bathtimes, I could see how mums could enjoy this part of the treatment. And we weren’t done yet!
The Wellness Colour Massage followed. Scrumptiously fragrant Altareah oils based on my chosen colours were used in this deep-tissue massage – orange oil for my back and abdomen, green for neck, shoulders and upper body, and indigo oil was swept across my brow.
The dim lights and soothing music relaxed me and the massage banished the knots. I found I was really enjoying the pampering process.
Finally, the facial involved a gold serum cleanser infused with marigold and lemon essences, rose water for toning and a seaweed clay mask, while I settled in for a wonderful head massage. My blissful 120 minutes of pampering eventually came to an end, leaving me with a healthy and balanced body and mind. Cost: Dh425 per person. To book call 04 384 7010/7011 or visit www.balancewellnesscentre.com