Tried & Tested: Thai massage at Best Relax

Relieve sports-related aches and pains with a Thai massage at footballer Christian Wilhelmsson's Best Relax in Dubai

Active life, Body & mind

The promise
To relieve tension and relax aching muscles, perfect easing post-sports pain.

Step by step
Our therapist provides disposable underwear before they work their magic. Acupressure techniques are used to target specific problems, plus the therapist works with us on yoga and Shiatsu stretches to further lengthen our muscles.
Climbing on top of our back and holding onto bars fixed to the ceiling helps to provide extra pressure, in turn kneading our sore points more than a pair of hands could do.

The result
Although as first we feel like we’ve had a challenging workout, we’re more limber than when entered the building.

Pros
The spa is owned by footballer Christian Wilhelmsson who has been a professional player playing alongside David Beckham for LA Galaxy where he won the Championship league, so they know a thing or two about relieving post-sports muscle ache.

Cons
Aside from the front reception area, there isn’t a post-treatment relaxation place. However staff tell us to take our time leaving the room after our massage so we don’t feel rushed.

Traditional Thai Massage, Dhs190 for 60 minutes. Best Relax Jumeirah Branch, Ground Floor, Jumeirah Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE (04 342 7755) www.bestrelax.ae.

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