Body & Mind events Oct 13-19

Boost breast cancer awareness and get free physio

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Thursday 13

Free physiotherapy consultation at Synergy
Synergy Integrated Medical Centre is offering a free 15-minute physiotherapy consultation with musculoskeletal physiotherapist Jumana Qaqish.
Free, appointments essential. Until October 13. Synergy Integrated Medical Centre, Al Wasl Road (04 348 5452).

Learn zumba from the professionals
Latin Soul will be running group and private zumba classes as part of a new dance programme, which includes Argentine tango and dance stamina sessions.
Dhs50 per session. 10.30am-11.30am. Ongoing. Latin Soul Dubai, Icon Tower, TECOM, www.latinsouldubai.com (050 474 6249).

Take advantage of discounts on training with The Original Fitness Co
During October, Original Fitness Co’s bootcamp, run and combat fitness courses are 50 per cent off. When coupled with the cooler weather, it’s the perfect excuse to get back in shape.
Boot camp, three sessions per week for four weeks Dhs450 (normally Dhs900); boot camp or combat fitness camp, two sessions per week for four weeks Dhs300 (normally Dhs600); run fitness or casual sessions Dhs50 (normally Dhs100). Various locations across Dubai, www.theoriginalfitnessco.com (04 311 6571).


Friday 14

Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotions at Mandara Spa
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Monarch Dubai’s spa is offering a Dhs150 voucher with every purchase of a limited-edition Elemis Think Pink beauty kit, containing pro-collagen marine cream, pro-collagen lifting treatment for neck and bust, and skin nourishing shower cream. Also, book a signature Mandara Massage and receive a free facial worth Dhs420.
Think Pink Beauty Kit Dhs250, massage prices vary. Until October 31. Mandara Spa, The Monarch Dubai (04 501 8888).

Get a free hand massage at Elche Natural Beauty Retreat
Treat yourself to a facial at Elche and get a free hand massage worth Dhs215. The treatment includes the application of a fruit enzyme whip peel, followed by a massage using linseed cream. Take along three empty Elche product bottles and get a free 30ml moisturiser or face scrub worth Dhs135.
Facials from Dhs365. Until October 31. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 4942).

Take part in the Kaya Pink Impressions programme
In another initiative to raise the profile of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kaya Skin Clinic is inviting women to leave two finger impressions on designated boards in all its outlets. In return, you’ll receive a booklet about breast cancer self-examination, along with a 20 per cent discount on the clinic’s Aqua Radiance packages.
Dhs480 (Dhs600 before discount). Valid until October 31. Kaya Skin Clinic, Town Centre Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 9558).


Saturday 15

Men’s facial and nail care at Sanctuary Spa
Try a 45-minute facial that will help to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, followed by a nail-care session that will brush up even the most unloved nails.
Dhs360. Until October 31. Sanctuary Spa, Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2000).

Regain your beach body with deals from Rebecca Treston Aesthetics
Try ultrasound cavitation, a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that aims to obliterate fat deposits. Each 60-minute session claims to bombard targeted fat cells with precision energy to break them down, and can apparently help you shed up to 5cm in a single session. This October, buy two sessions and get your third free.
Dhs4,000 (normally Dhs5,000). Until October 31. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).


Sunday 16

Book a facial and get a free eye treatment
On any Sunday, Monday or Tuesday until the end of November, book any Guinot facial or Dermalogica deep-cleanse facial and receive a free eye treatment worth Dhs150.
Guinot facials from Dhs400, Dermalogica facial Dhs350. Until November 30. Pastels, Jumeirah (04 394 7393). Other locations: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (04 399 5016); Mercato Mall (04 344 7883).

Return to bootcamp with b2b’s improved prices
Fitness group b2b has dropped its prices, which means even better value. Weekly sessions include a 6am regular and 8am ladies-only camp at Umm Suqeim beach, and a 6.30pm session at Safa Park on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as a 7pm session in Barsha (Sundays and Tuesdays only). There are also sessions at Arabian Ranches on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a monster camp on Friday mornings.
Dhs70 per session, Dhs600 for 12. Ongoing.Various locations across Dubai, www.b2bfitness.me (056 765 0874).


Monday 17

Improve your fitness and core strength with a budokon session
This October, try budokon for the first time. It’s a combination of different standing and ground techniques, fusing yoga with martial arts and the practices of jiu-jitsu, taekwondo and okinawan karate-do. The aim is to teach and hone agility, power, focus and flow in both body and mind.
Dhs280 members, Dhs350 non-members. Mon 8.30am-9.30am; 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Hayya! Al Manzil (04 367 3282).

Super autumn savings at Beauty Within
Book the Hollywood Treatment – a regular manicure, pedicure, Alpha Beta mini facial, hair treatment, wash and blow-dry – during October and save Dhs275. Alternatively, book an Alpha Beta Deluxe Facial with steam and extractions and get a free back massage worth Dhs150. Mention the offer when booking to qualify.
Hollywood Treatment Dhs550 (normally Dhs825). Until October 31. Beauty Within, The Jewels, Dubai Marina (04 430 8719).


Tuesday 18

Get skin solutions with Clarins products this autumn
Sanctuary Spa has launched a new range of Clarins treatments. You can choose the one that suits you best: the menu boasts everything from a mother-to-be body treatment to a youthful lift facial.
Prices vary. Ongoing. Sanctuary Spa, Pullman Dubai, Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2000).

Minx Nails at N.Bar
These trendy nail stickers are now available at this salon – they last about five to eight days on the fingers and two to four weeks on toenails. We love the metallic ranges.
Minx application Dhs175; manicure Dhs220, pedicure Dhs275. Ongoing. N.Bar, various locations including Ibn Battuta (04 366 9828).


Wednesday 19

Book a facial and get a free blow-dry at Zen Beauty Lounge
Book any fresh fruit facial this October and get a free wash and blow-dry worth Dhs100, and book a mani-pedi session and get a free jar of the salon’s ‘green glow’ organic body scrub worth Dhs70. Finally, buy any Zoya nail polish for Dhs39, and get a 30 per cent discount on your next mani-pedi.
Mani-pedi Dhs140, fruit facial Dhs175. Until October 30. Ladies only. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).

Try yin and yang yoga
This yoga class combines the yin style of long-held passive poses to open the body and add flexibility, as well as the yang style, which is more active and focuses on strengthening the body. This studio takes yoga seriously, and you’re sure to find the classes professional.
Dhs90; ask about long-term packages. 6.30pm-8pm. Ongoing. Zen Yoga, BBC Building, Dubai Media City (04 367 0435).

Colour experiences at SpaDunya
This month’s colour is orange, so try an orange body wrap at a reduced rate (it won’t leave you orange). The process combines a full-body exfoliation and scalp massage, plus a manicure. At the studio, there’s also a 50 per cent discount on aerobics classes when you book for a group of four people.
Orange body wrap with manicure Dhs350 (normally Dhs455). Pilates classes Dhs70 per session before discount. Until October 31. Ladies only. SpaDunya, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).

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