ShuiQi Spa and Fitness

Latest ShuiQi Spa and Fitness deals, contact details, hours, plus information and reviews of what they offer, including the Bastien Gonzalez pedicure, available now
  • 3

Time Out Says

The promise
The “Rolls Royce of pedicures” is a beautifying process that claims to have medical benefits beyond your nails. Enter the treatments of Bastien Gonzalez, Foot Virtuoso.

Step by step
The private room in Atlantis The Palm’s ShuiQi Spa seems fit for aromatherapy-type relaxation. That is until Laura (who, like all staff administering the treatment, has been personally trained and verified by Gonzalez, the treatment’s pioneer) brings out her toolbox. It sounds – and looks – far more menacing than it actually is. After the shear-like clippers comes the feather-light-feeling glass nail file, shaving the rough edges rather than sanding them down. Next up is the drill – diamond-dusted and seemingly straight off a dentist’s workbench. Varying blades are used to remove dead skin from around the nails and soles of the feet. It barely registers as a tickle. To conclude, a chamois leather is used to buff the nails, alongside Gonzalez’s own creams, before we’re given a synchronised lower leg, foot and arm massage.

The Result
Gonzalez and his team are not only interested in how your nails look, but how healthy your arches, ankles and muscles are. It certainly feels that way.

Pros
Therapists are world leaders in their field.

Cons
The price is eye-watering for a mani-pedi.
Dhs720.

By Matt Fortune  | 26 Jan 2016

Be the first to get all the latest Dubai news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.

Details

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMMonday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMThursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMFriday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Show number 04 426 1020
Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates