If you’d rather have the experts giving you a dose of hygge in a relaxing atmosphere, these treatments are guaranteed to leave you feeling cosy.
Get a dose of the real thing at the LivNordic Spa at the Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina – it focuses entirely on Nordic well-being. They have a host of Scandinavian-style therapy packages, all with Swedish names that will make you feel instantly hygge. Stilla (meaning ‘calm’) includes a mindful massage, blueberry body wrap and a scalp, hand and foot massage for Dh685. Ren (meaning clean) includes a birch body scrub, detox massage and cupping for Dh780. Djup (meaning deep) includes a cranberry body scrub, Swedish deep massage and face ritual (Dh585). If you don’t fancy a full treatment, try the Nordic Bathing Ritual (Dh100) for two hours of alternating between hot saunas and cold baths, dry brushing and selfapplied organic products to make you feel blissfully relaxed. You can also try the bathing before or after a spa treatment for the ultimate Nordic experience. Once you’re done relaxing, brighten your complexion with a Nordic Classic Facial (Dh400). The therapist uses The Organic Pharmacy products to combat ageing. You can upgrade the treatment with facial cupping for an extra boost. (04 551 6414.)
Elsewhere, check out Vaniday for a luxurious treatment known as the Nordic Nature Journey; enjoy a body scrub, 45-minute body massage, acupressure face massage and body wrap. This 90-minute treatment is available at the Shine Spa at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on Shaikh Zayed Road for Dh795, and when booked through the Vaniday app, there’s a 20 per cent cashback – so you can accrue Dh159 to spend on another treatment.