Body & Mind events Oct 20-26

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Thursday 20

Get back in shape for beach season with Rebecca Treston
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).

Improve your flexibility and posture with yin and yang yoga
This 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).

Relaxation packages at Caracalla Spa
Until the end of November, indulge in packages designed to eliminate stress and toxins, including the Holistic Journey, Pevonia De-Stress Special and Elemis Stress Relief and Detox.
Dhs595. Until November 30. Caracalla Spa & Health Club, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).


Friday 21

Colour treatments and Pilates deals 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).

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). Until October 31. Kaya Skin Clinic, Town Centre Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 9558).

Try the new ‘Botox for hair’ at Ted Morgan
This smart hair salon is now offering Fibreceutric treatment, claimed to be a favourite with celebrities, at its Palm Jumeirah branch. Termed ‘Botox for hair’, it acts as a smoother for hair follicles. Benefits last up to 10 washes, and clients get a home repair kit to prolong the effects.
Dhs135. Ongoing. Ted Morgan, Palm Jumeirah (04 430 8190).


Saturday 22

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).

Get a free hand massage with your facial at Elche
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).

Beauty treats at Royal Cut this season
Enjoy a pampered start to the winter season with offers on everything from cut and blow-dries to men’s grooming packages. Plus book a Keratin hair treatment and receive free aftercare products, or book a mani-pedi and get free eyebrow threading.
Men’s grooming package from Dhs195, women’s cut, treat and blow-dry from Dhs295. Until November 30. Royal Cut, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).


Sunday 23

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).

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).


Monday 24

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).

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).


Tuesday 25

Book a facial and get a free eye treatment
On any Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, 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).

Get 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).


Wednesday 26

Skin solutions from Clarins at Sanctuary Spa
This 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).

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).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Prepare for a 5km and 13km course at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Racecourse next month

HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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