Think of the word cocoon and images of a butterfly emerging from a pupa come to mind. That is exactly the idea behind the philosophy at Chrysalis Spa. Based on the four stages and birth of a butterfly, the spa’s Holistic Cocooning treatment aims to transform the state of your body and mind, so we give it a go with the dream of emerging a new person – rejuvenated, more relaxed and slimmer (we desperately hope).
The treatment involves lying in an air-filled, swaying bed, while enclosed in a cocoon-style blanket that reaches right up to the neck. The thought of this initially fills us with anxiety – claustrophobes may want to sit this one out. Once covered in the soft, sleeping bag bed, though, we begin to relax and drift off into a comfortable, warm sleep and feel our tensions fade.
Before that, the treatment sees a therapist scrub and massage your body with scented oils, getting rid of any knots and focusing on any problem areas that you may have. Holistic Cocooning is designed to stimulate the four senses, and it certainly does. From the pleasing aromas to the oriental music playing in the background, as well as the physical relief of the massage and the calm state of mind that it leaves us with, all of our senses are awakened. We’re then zipped up in the cocoon blanket and left to relax, while the bed’s motion helps to slow down our breathing, leaving us feeling tranquil.
The whole experience is completed with time in the spa’s Jacuzzi, steam room and experience shower, all of which are modern and stylish.
While we don’t leave the spa slimmer, we do leave feeling a lot lighter… and fluttering like a butterfly. Dhs600 (115 minutes). Chrysalis Spa