Ba­li­nese mas­sage

Friday - - Spa Reviews -

Tucked away in the hec­tic Busi­ness Bay area, The Oberoi Ho­tel is a haven of lux­ury and tran­quil­lity. The Oberoi Spa more so – with its serene Ayurveda-in­spired in­te­ri­ors and wide range of treat­ments, it is cur­rently the only 24-hour spa in the UAE and of­fers treat­ments in five cat­e­gories that in­clude Re­vi­tal­is­ing body ther­a­pies and the Face and Touch ther­a­pies.

I opted for the spa’s sig­na­ture Ba­li­nese mas­sage for op­ti­mum re­lax­ation from the Touch cat­e­gory, and es­cort­ing me to the snug treat­ment room, my ther­a­pist Ina al­lowed me to choose from three aro­mather­apy oils, waft­ing each un­der my nose. I plumped for the re­lax­ing laven­der oil.

Ina ex­plained the mas­sage in­volved acu­pres­sure, a typ­i­cal an­cient Ba­li­nese mas­sage tech­nique. Ev­ery knot in my body van­ished thanks to Ina’s firm hand (ask for added pres­sure and you get it!) and her skills in re­flex­ol­ogy and skin-rolling pro­ce­dures also stim­u­lated the flow of qi en­ergy to recharge and re­ju­ve­nate. I found my­self re­joic­ing that I had two arms and legs for her to work on!

As the treat­ment fo­cuses solely on the heal­ing as­pects of mas­sage with­out any body masks or scrubs, it is a per­fectly in­tense rem­edy to send ten­sion run­ning for the hills.

My post-mas­sage pot of ginger tea dol­loped with honey slowly soothed me into get­ting my­self ver­ti­cal again! The Oberoi Spa The Oberoi Dubai Price Dh400 for 1 hour and Dh700 for 90 min­utes Call 04 444 1410 or email spa.todb@oberoi­ho­

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