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
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.