Dubai's best massages
Time Out’s spa sleuths find 15 of the world’s best massages, all right here in Dubai 4 Comments
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Balinese massage is a full-body method that aims to create ‘body/soul harmony’ through methods including acupressure, reflexology, stretching and aromatherapy (great attention is paid to the scents of the oils used). It’s ideal for people who like variety.
Balinese massage at Dreamworks, Dhs200 for an hour
Best for affordable luxury
Experience: Our masseuse had a good eye for our trouble spots and proceeded to stretch them and get deep down to the sore nerves. The best part was when she worked down the spine vertebrae by vertebrae: shudder.
Verdict: This is the massage we’ve been waiting for. Normally we leave a spa feeling more could have been done to work the kinks in our back. Not here; the masseuse was perfectly thorough.
Dreamworks, various locations, from Jebel Ali to The Dubai Mall (800 37326)
Balinese massage at Body Talk Spa, Dhs395 for an hour
Best for tense areas
Experience: The friendly Bali-born masseuse started off gently, but applied more pressure on particularly tense spots (for us, our shoulders and left ‘typing’ hand). It was vaguely painful, but medicinally so.
Verdict: We entered the spa harried and admittedly uptight. We left relaxed and in a far better mood. Be sure to sup the peppermint tea afterwards.
Body Talk Spa, Mövenpick, The Walk at JBR (04 449 8888)
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