Body and mind events

Summer spa treatment, yoga in the park and more

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Wednesday 1

De La Mer day spa’s summer offer
In this two-hour package, enjoy a 30-minute coconut body glow scrub or a cellulite-busting coffee scrub, followed by a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage. Finish with a mani-pedi and 30-minute peroxide-free teeth whitening session.
Dhs600 (normally Dhs1,140). Ladies only. Until June 30. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 328 2775).

Have a cranberry instant glow facial
Spaces Salon has developed a cranberry-based instant glow facial, designed to revitalise and purify the skin. The 30-minute deep-cleansing treatment also claims to make skin look younger and improve blood circulation.
Dhs200. Ongoing. Space Salon, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400).

Thursday 2

Offers at Pastels Salon
Buy a mani-pedi and get 20 percent off the PerfectSense paraffin treatment, which claims to leave your feet with baby-soft skin. Be warned, it’s rather hot.
Mani-pedi from Dhs180, paraffin treatment from Dhs100. Ladies only. Until May 31. Pastels Salon, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 7883).

Relax at Westin Heavenly Spa
Recharge with the ‘irresistably relaxing’ package, which includes an aromatherapy massage, a buffet lunch at Blue Orange and pool and beach access for the whole day.
Dhs499 for 60 minutes. Valid Sat-Thu, until May 31. Westin Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).

Slim down at SensAsia
The popular urban spa has launched bootcamp packages and treatments for tummies and posteriors. Throughout summer, anyone who purchases a bootcamp treatment will get 10 percent off one month’s Right Bite meal plan, while existing Right Bite clients get 10 percent off at SensAsia Urban Spa.
Butt lift in one hour Dhs515, bootcamp for tummy in one hour Dhs315, packages available. Ongoing. Various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).

Friday 3

Akaru Spa’s May offer
Have a 60-minute massage and get a complimentary scrub – just mention ‘scrub’ when booking.
From Dhs425. Until June 30. Akaru Spa, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8565).

Armani/Spa’s May offers
Try a de-stressing hot stone massage and get a full-body exfoliation treatment. Alternatively, try a deep-tissue massage, and if you bring a friend with you the spa will treat them to a free 25-minute neck and back massage.
Hot stone Dhs650 for 80 minutes, deep tissue Dhs490 for 50 minutes. Until May 31. Armani/Spa, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3282).

Friends of Yoga Annual Day Celebrations
The seventh annual day celebrations will see the group put on yoga sessions, meditations, fusion music and laughter sessions followed by breakfast, gifts and raffle draws for participants.
Free. 5.30am-7am. Gate 3, Zabeel Park, Zabeel (050 342 8799, 055 704 7716).

May offers at Rixos Royal Spa
There are two offers this month: treat your mum to the Mother’s Day package, which includes crystal peeling and an anti-wrinkle collagen eye treatment, or try a rejuvenating facial and full-body massage. Mother’s
Day package Dhs400, rejuventating package Dhs550. Until May 31. Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5555).

Softouch Spa’s treatment of the month
Try Elakkizhi, a relaxing, refreshing treatment that is designed to relieve muscle stiffness, and backache in particular. The top-to-toe massage uses warm roasted leaf bags and ayurvedic oils to enhance blood circulation, and the treatment is rounded off with a 15-minute Indian head massage.
Dhs750 for 90 minutes. Until May 31. Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).

Saturday 4

Lotus Wellness Spa’s May deals
Prepare your skin for summer with a Lotus Wellness body wrap at a discounted rate. Spa-goers can choose from energising, detoxifying or slimming wraps, and all treatments include a personal colour wellness consultation.
Dhs180 (normally Dhs300). Until May 31. Lotus Wellness Spa, Lotus Hotel Apartments & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 440 2805).

Try hatha flow yoga at The Address Downtown Dubai
The number of students at The Address’s hatha yoga class is limited to ten, to ensure you get all the instruction you need.
Dhs100 per class, Dhs800 for ten classes. Sat 9am-10am. Ongoing. The Fitness Centre, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8767).

Zen Yoga birth workshops
Zen Yoga will host a workshop open to all pregnant women (after the first trimester) on how to apply yoga practice to improve your chance of a natural birth in a hospital setting. After a short tea break, there will be an introduction to the concept of hypnobirthing.
Dhs175. 2pm-4.30pm. Zen Yoga, Building 10, Dubai Media City (04 367 0435).

Sunday 5

Find out if you’re vitamin D deficient
If you’re experiencing hair loss and fatigue, Al Das Medical Clinic says you may be vitamin D deficient. Throughout May, it’s offering a 30 percent discount on vitamin D testing so you can be sure.
Dhs600 (normally Dhs850). Al Das Medical Clinic, Shoreline 10, Palm Jumeirah, www.aldasclinic.com (04 452 9998).

Sleep better with SensAsia’s Pillow Talk treatment
This package has been designed with Dubai’s insomniacs in mind. The treatment starts with a lavender and milk foot soak, after which you’ll then relax under a light duvet for a full-body massage. Carefully chosen music will play gently in the background during the treatment, with either a guided meditation or deep delta waves. Afterwards, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Dhs350 for 60 minutes. Ongoing. SensAsisa Urban Spas, various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).

Monday 6

Om heart meditation
Based on a Sufi tradition, this simple breath and movement exercise claims to help relieve inner tension, allowing the energy of the heart to flow freely.
Dhs25. 7.30pm-8.30pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).

Two for one on VelaSmooth at The Cure
Fed up with unsightly lumps and bumps or cellulite? Try VelaSmooth PRO treatments, on offer this month. When you book two treatments, you can get the least expensive for free.
From Dhs500 for stomach, Dhs700 thighs. Until May 31. Ladies only. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City, www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).

Tuesday 7

Get ready for summer at Senso Wellness Centre
This package includes either an aroma bath soak or citrus skin glow body polish, followed by a pure focus massage and a mini radiant facial.
Dhs500 for two hours. Until May 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Have an Éminence Organics facial at Pastels Salon
Three new facials from Éminence Organics are now available at the salon, including an organic paprika facial, a citrus deep cleansing treatment and a bright eyes and lips treatment.
Dhs250 for bright eyes and lips, Dhs400 deep cleansing, Dhs500 paprika facial. Ongoing. Pastels Salon, various locations including The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina (04 399 5016).

Try a lava shell massage at Sisters Beauty Lounge
Inspired by the hot stone massage, the warm lava shell massage uses tiger-striped clam shells from the South Pacific for a deeply relaxing treatment. The shells are said to be able to retain heat up to 12 times longer than a hot stone, helping relieve the deepest aches, pains, stress and tension.
Dhs475 for 60 minutes, or Dhs60 per shell as a 30-minute add-on to back, foot or arm massages. Ongoing. Ladies only. Sisters Beauty Lounge, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).

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