Chanelle Tourish checks out the Mother’s Day package at Saray Spa, which offers a massage and free facial.
In honour of Mother’s Day on Saturday March 21, the combined facial and massage package, only available to those visiting with their (or someone else’s) mother, promises to leave guests relaxed with balanced skin.
Step by step
We opt for a 60-minute Swedish massage followed by our free 30-minute facial. Our therapist starts by asking how much pressure we’d like applied and what areas of our body we want her to target. Concentrating on our neck and shoulders, she begins to work out our many knots and tightly wound muscles using a warm rose massage oil, before moving her attention to the rest of our body. This was followed by the signature facial, which used cleansers, toners, exfoliators and face masks.
We are left feeling relaxed – if a little sleepy – but with the majority of the knots in our shoulders loosened. There are still a few aches, but perhaps we need to try the deep-tissue massage to work those kinks out. Our face feels fresh and clean, even if we are a tad red to begin with.
• The combined treatment is ideal for leaving you in a relaxed, calm state.
• We only had ten minutes to use the spa facilities before our treatment and couldn’t use them afterwards due to the facial.
Dhs350-375. 10am-9pm. Until March 21. Saray Spa. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4630).