Events for body and mind from April 11-17
Wednesday 115Rhythms Wave Dance session
Try this meditative healing movement, dancing to invigorating music and taught via Skype by certified teachers in Europe. Prior booking essential.Dhs80. 7.45pm-9pm. Ongoing. Chill Spa Studio, Al Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 450 9595).
Comfort package at The Spa
For a spring rejuvenation, The Spa is offering a package including a scented massage with essential oils, a calming body scrub and soothing wrap followed by a specially tailored facial with eye care that they promise will leave you glowing.Dhs890 for 180 minutes. Until April 30. The Spa, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8025).
Enjoy a pampering session this spring at Caracalla Spa
There are four relaxing packages on offer this spring, including the Elemis aroma stone massage with frangipani, a tropical indulgence scrub and facial, Elemis deep-tissue massage and facial for men and a ‘timeless rejuvenation’ caviar facial.From Dhs475 for the Elemis aroma stone massage. Until June 30. Caracalla Spa, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
Thursday 12Elche’s April offers
A range of services are on offer this month at Elche, including its Spring Up package, which offers three cleansing facials – book this and you’ll also get a free body scrub and massage (normally Dhs395). Meanwhile, buy a package of 10 Speed Fitness training sessions and get two free (worth Dhs550), plus book any facial and get a 20 per cent discount on the last Monday of the month (April 30).Spring Up package Dhs2,775, Speed Fitness package Dhs2,500, facials from Dhs665. Until April 30. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah (04 349 3935).
Check out April offers at Zen Beauty Lounge
Get ready for beach season by booking a full-body scrub using the salon’s own organic Green Glow blended scrubs and get your next scrub half price. This month Zen is also offering Dhs100 off the normal price of a 60-minute full-body massage.Scrub Dhs280, massage Dhs150. Until April 30. Ladies only. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Friday 13Adult commercial jazz and burlesque dance classes
Try one of three dedicated classes: beginners’ commercial jazz, ladies’ burlesque and advanced commercial jazz. Over 16s only.Dhs50 per class or Dhs70 for two classes. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. Latin Soul Dubai, Icon Tower, next to Byblos Hotel, TECOM, www.bareface.com/entertainers (050 708 9088).
Embrace a new season with the Spring package at Senso
This April, Senso Wellness Centre is offering a package rich in the use of essential oils. Begin with a full-body aromatherapy massage, followed by a soothing facial, plus free access to the swimming pool and steam room.Dhs495 for 120 minutes. Until April 30. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Experience a Bhajan session
This Bhajan chanting session is supposed to unleash powerful energy and free any tension or worries you might have.Dhs40. 7pm-9.30pm. Rhythm Yoga Studio, Obaidulla Building, Muraqqabad Street, Deira (04 334 8955).
Try a free acro-yoga session in
Safa Park Acro yoga combines acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage, and this class is free – instead of charging a fee, the instructors ask participants to leave a donation.Free. Donations given to charity. From 10am (arrive 15 minutes early). Bouncy castle area near gate 2, Safa Park, Jumeirah, email@example.com (050 735 9683).
Saturday 14Polish and exfoliate at N.Style
With winter now an ever-distant memory, try N.Style’s new polishing and exfoliating scrub. Designed to scrub away impurities and dead skin, this body polish will leave you silky smooth – perfect if you’re planning to sunbathe (or cheat with fake tan). You’ll also get a 20-minute hand, scalp and head massage during the 45-minute treatment.Dhs150. Ongoing. Ladies only. N.Style, various locations, including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3300).
Refresh your skin at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa
The spa at this resort has launched a ‘Beam with Joy’ treatment – an Elemis facial with extracts of acerola-cherry and white truffle, which aims to refresh skin and reduce the visibility of acne, facial scarring and uneven skin tone. Combine it with an Elemis hand and cuticle treatment to complete the experience.Dhs600 per person for 90 minutes. Until April 30. The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5810).
Spring offers at B/Attitude Spa
A range of Eastern-inspired packages have been created for spring, including a ‘Spring Blossom’ package: if you book any treatment from the Swiss Bellefontaine range you’ll get a free 30-minute massage (back, head or foot), while the ‘Arabian Indulgence’ package combines a hammam ritual with a 60-minute de-stressing back massage and reflexology. Book two hours worth of signature treatments and receive a special gift from the spa.Two-hour treatments from Dhs820. Until June 30. B/Attitude Spa, Grosvenor House Tower Two, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Try a free EFT session at The Third Eye
EFT is a healing technique that taps into the body’s ‘meridians’ and removes obstructions in the flow of Qi energy. Conducted by Monisha, it is claimed EFT can remove negative emotions, reduce food cravings, reduce or eliminate pain, calm fears, release stress and reinforce feelings of positivity. Appointments are essential.Free. 11.30am-1.30pm. 1101 Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 326 6539).
Sunday 15Get revitalised with a clay wrap at Ahasees Spa
Try the clay tea carrot wrap at Ahasees Spa, which claims to heal, nourish and relax using a green clay wrap infused with black tea, calendula, carrot, cardamom and ginger.Dhs450 for 60 minutes. Until April 30. Ahasees Spa, Grant Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).
Try Heavenly Chocolate Indulgence at The Westin
Chocoholics will like this spa experience, which includes an exfoliating chocolate indulgence body scrub followed by a coffee chocolate massage to increase circulation and hydrate the skin. Includes day access to the pool and beach.Dhs339 for 85 minutes. Until May 30. Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Monday 16Awazen Spa’s April offer for couples
Relax together with either a ‘Moroccan dip’ treatment or an uplifting aromatherapy full-body massage, plus a foot soak ritual and a 30-minute skin-glow facial. Dhs399 per couple for 90 minutes. Until April 30. Awazen Spa, Fraser Suites Dubai, Sidra Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, women’s spa (04 440 1444) men’s spa (04 440 1443).
Take a beginners’ salsa class at a new dance studio
James and Alex Dance Studios has a new location, but is still running salsa classes for all ages and abilities. There is a group beginner’s and improvers class from 8pm and intermediate and advanced from 9pm. Dhs45 per session, Dhs400 for 10. From 8pm. 813-814, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.jamesandalex.com (050 101 1546).
Tuesday 17 Super Detox at The Address Dubai Marina
Try the Super Detox wrap, which combines a green tea body scrub with a spirulina algae wrap for a powerful antioxidant, followed by an intense de-stress muscle-release massage using lemongrass oil to give your lymphatic system a boost. Complete the experience with a booster facial, and enjoy full-day access to the hotel’s pool after your treatment.Dhs599 for 125 minutes. Until May 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Test your stamina with a spinning class at the Shangri-La
The health club has launched a new class schedule, so try spinning, an intense workout on bike machines that will have your quads and glutes burning if you do it properly. Also on Sundays at 5pm, Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 11.30am.Dhs60 per session. From 6.30pm. Ongoing. Health Club, Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
By Holly Sands
Time Out Dubai, 10 April 2012