Sometimes you just need a massage. And maybe a facial. And while you’re at it, a day lounging in a Jacuzzi can’t hurt either.
For anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and retreat to a tranquil setting, day spa packages can be the ideal escape and the Intercontinental Dubai Marina’s new spa has several to choose from.
Having opened its doors in October, the spa is new in every sense. The contemporary design is an extension of the modern, art-filled hotel and is designed to be an urban oasis.
While some of the city’s finest spas are ornate in design giving off an exotic feel, Spa InterContinental is minimalistic in its design, yet still relaxing.
After the indulgent Christmas period, we decided to try the Marina Mystique, a package which consists of an aromatherapy body massage and facial for 120 minutes.
Before we begin, a therapist talks us through any ailments we have so that she can concentrate on the desired areas for massage. Our feet are then washed and cleansed and based on a simple smelling test we choose the precise ESPA spa products and oils we wish to use for our massage and facial.
Once we are comfortable and settled, the first half of the treatment consists of a full-body massage. Using warm oil the therapist combines soothing strokes and pressure to get rid of any knots and reduce the tightness in our muscles.
The treatment ends with a personalised facial to suit your skin condition, which is surprisingly relaxing and invigorating. Thirty minutes in and we find ourselves in a deep sleep, before awaking feeling rested and de-stressed. Afterwards we take a dip in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the skylight in the relaxation area. Minutes feel like hours here, making every dirham well spent. Marina Mystique package Dhs840.