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 firstname.lastname@example.org