Treat yourself to the benefits of Ayurvedic spices at The Spa
If you are looking for options to shelter from Dubai’s summer heat, you need only travel as far as Downtown. Refresh your mind, body and soul with this revitalising two-hour Ayurvedic hammam treatment at The Spa, The Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.
The Spa is laid-out luxuriously and has some of the city’s best views of Downtown Dubai. We enter into this sanctuary of zen for an indulgent cleansing, scrub and massage experience. As we arrive we are greeted by the cheerful staff and introduced to our expert Balinese therapist, Shanti.
The hammam suite is softly lit. The sparkling copper and marble interior tiles give the room a regal, subterranean feel. Tradition suggests you need at least 90 minutes to feel the benefits of a spa treatment. We were more than ready to dive into a full 120 minutes of relaxation.
First a gentle scrub with black soap in the steam room, to get rid of dead skin and to open the pores for the treatment. Then it’s exfoliation time, we climb onto the stone slab, which is true to traditional hammam experiences, and wriggle around trying to get comfortable. The buffing and scrubbing of the exfoliation process by Kessa mitts is a vigorous undergoing, but Shanti’s caring and attentive attitude unquestionably enhanced this experience.
The treatment comes to an end with a reviving 60 minute full body massage using ayurvedic oils. Bliss! The varying textures, sweeping motions and scents, combined with the intimate lighting and steam, make for a complete sensory experience.
Pro Tip: The best way to get the most out of the treatment is to completely trust your therapist and follow their suggestions. They’re always happy to answer questions about the treatments, practices and products, drawing on their extensive knowledge.
We highly recommend treating yourself or a loved one to this tranquil and energising experience. It delivers on value for money, relaxation, service and glowing after effects.
AED 622 per person for 120 minutes, daily 9am-10pm. Level 4, The Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. 04 888 3444 / 04 561 8126.