While De­cem­ber is the month of cel­e­brat­ing, Jan­uary is (for many of us) the month of re­cov­er­ing. To help you get over the fes­tive sea­son, Lind­say Judge short-lists 10 best spa deals and de­tox­ing treat­ments this Jan­uary. Now that’s a rea­son to get out of t

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New Year, new you. With th­ese re­ju­ve­nat­ing spa deals, that’s a pos­si­bil­ity.

The Heav­enly Spa, Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City

This Jan­uary, there’s a new treat­ment menu es­pe­cially ded­i­cated to de­tox­ing. It in­cludes three treat­ments de­signed to leave you feel­ing re­ju­ve­nated and re­freshed for the new year. Green Cof­fee Sculpt­ing (Dh465) is a 50-minute mas­sage that fo­cuses on the thighs, waist and tummy area to re­duce bloat­ing and puffi­ness. The Detox Cleans­ing Rit­ual (Dh585) is de­signed to reg­u­late the body’s me­tab­o­lism. The full-body scrub uses a blend of lemon, sea­weed and salt. A sea­weed, eu­ca­lyp­tus and fos­sil mud wrap is then ap­plied to leave the body cleansed and sim­u­lated. The third treat­ment, the Detox Clean Start (Dh825), in­cludes a tra­di­tional Thai bal­ance mas­sage as well as a stim­u­la­tion treat­ment, and ends with a su­per­food smoothie; call 04 437 3300.

Irid­ium Spa, The St Regis Saadiy at Is­land Re­sort, A bu D ha bi

Irid­ium Spa is of­fer­ing a free bot­tle of Espa Aro­mather­apy Bath Oil worth Dh230, plus a gift voucher worth Dh100, with any book­ing of an Espa Skin Re­newal fa­cial (avail­able un­til Jan­uary 31). The fa­cial in­cludes a con­sul­ta­tion and in-depth skin anal­y­sis con­ducted with Sk­inVi­sion tech­nol­ogy, used to de­tect skin con­di­tions in­vis­i­ble to the naked eye. The anal­y­sis is fol­lowed by a per­son­alised fa­cial, ac­cord­ing to your skin’s needs. Each as­pect of the treat­ment is tai­lored to your par­tic­u­lar needs and in­cludes cleans­ing fa­cial mas­sage, steam­ing, masks and the use of in­ten­sive serum. Dh780 for 90 min­utes; call 02 498 8996.

Wil­low Stream Spa, Fairmont the Palm

Learn how to med­i­tate and gain tech­niques that can be used to keep your calm through­out the year. The Med­i­ta­tive Ex­pe­ri­ence by State of One is a three-hour pack­age that in­cludes med­i­ta­tive mas­sage, creative art ses­sions, sound ther­apy med­i­ta­tions and breath­ing tech­niques. Ex­pert ther­a­pists will be on hand to ex­plain and demon­strate tech­niques for a bit of post-sales shop­ping in­ner peace. Dh950 for the 180-minute treat­ment; call 04 457 3545.

Le Royal Meri­dien Beach Re­sort & Spa

Guys need pam­per­ing too! Le Royal Meri­dien Beach Re­sort & Spa have a Just For Him pack­age run­ning un­til the end of Jan­uary. The pack­age in­cludes a hair­cut at Royal Cut, fol­lowed by a tra­di­tional shave and fin­ish­ing off with a re­lax­ing foot scrub – ev­ery­thing you need to get over the party sea­son. Dh255; call 04 399 5555.

B/At­ti­tude Spa, Grosvenor House

B/At­ti­tude’s Es­cape pack­age in­cludes a set menu of healthy treats at Sid­dharta Lounge, fol­lowed by a 60-minute sig­na­ture mas­sage at B/At­ti­tude Spa. Once your mas­sage is over, spend the rest of your day re­lax­ing in the steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and ham­mam for no ex­tra charge. The pack­age is avail­able all day, Sun­day-Thurs­day. Dh500, call 04 492 2200.

Softouch Spa, Kempin­ski Mall of the Emi­rates

The En­er­gis­ing Top-to-Toe treat­ment begins with an in­vig­o­rat­ing scrub that is made from turmeric – an in­gre­di­ent known for its anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties – that re­duces the ap­pear­ance of stretch marks and leaves the skin feel­ing soft and lu­mi­nous. The sec­ond part of this de­tox­ing treat­ment is a Ba­li­nese mas­sage to in­crease cir­cu­la­tion and re­lieve stress. Next is a bright­en­ing fa­cial treat­ment, to even out skin tone. Fi­nally, you’ll fin­ish off with an ex­press man­i­cure – a full body ex­pe­ri­ence! Dh1,400 for 2 hours 45 min­utes; call 04 409 5909.

Lime Spa, Desert Palm Dubai

The Voya Detox­i­fy­ing jour­ney in­cludes a black soap wash, pep­per­mint or laven­der glow scrub and an ocean essence sea­weed mask. The treat­ment uses Voya prod­ucts, which are cre­ated from hand-har­vested sea­weed and sea wa­ter from the At­lantic coast of Ireland. You’ll leave the spa feel­ing re­freshed and en­er­gized. Dh595 for a 90-minute treat­ment; call 04 323 8888.

Jiva Spa, Taj Dubai

There’s 20 per cent off the Pavithri detox treat­ment un­til Jan­uary 31. A blend of tulsi, gin­ger and lime is used in con­junc­tion with a lym­phatic drainage tech­nique to elim­i­nate tox­ins and re-en­er­gise your body. The lym­phatic drainage mas­sage works on re­mov­ing bloat­ing and puffi­ness. Dh480 for 60 mins or Dh720 for 90 mins; call 04 438 3100.

CHI The Spa, Shangri-La Ho­tel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

The New Year, New You Jan­uary treat­ment pack­age starts with a fa­cial deep cleanse and ex­fo­li­a­tion, which is tai­lored to your skin’s spe­cific needs, fol­lowed by a 60-minute ten­sion-re­liev­ing aro­mather­apy mas­sage. The fi­nal touch is a restora­tive man­i­cure that in­cludes nail shap­ing and a nour­ish­ing mois­tur­is­ing treat­ment. You can also opt for a pedi­cure, which in­cludes a warm soften­ing and cleans­ing rit­ual and ex­fo­li­a­tion. Dh450, op­tional man­i­cure (Dh60) and pedi­cure (Dh70); call 02 509 8903.

The Spa, The Steigen­berger

There are four cus­tomised detox treat­ments through­out Jan­uary. We rec­om­mend the To­tal Re­new treat­ment, which in­cludes a mas­sage us­ing warm stones to help melt away ten­sion, ease mus­cle stiff­ness, in­crease cir­cu­la­tion and pro­mote re­lax­ation. Your treat­ment will fin­ish with a re­lax­ing face mas­sage to en­sure your whole body feels com­plete calm. Dh450 for 60 min­utes; call 04 369 0000.

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