Treatment Review: Hot Stone Massage
WHERE: Remede Spa, St Regis Doha, 4446 0300, www.stregisdoha.com.
HOW LONG: 60 minutes
HOW MUCH: QR650
My therapist Dalila gives me a consultation before we start. She kicks off by massaging my body all over – she’s nothing short of magical with her swift movements. Interchanging her elbows, forearms and hands it feels like three people massaging me at once. Dalila then introduces the stones – I can feel the incredible heat of the rocks, but she ensures that she touches them on my body for just the right amount of time so I don’t get burned. The hot stones are incredible for deep tissue manipulation and are said to open the body’s energy pathways. Dalila doesn’t miss an inch – even my toes and ankles are clicked. She finishes off the massage by applying cream on my face in gentle circular movements before covering my eyes and leaving me to relax for a few minutes.
THE RESULTS: I feel like every inch of tension has been removed from my body and taken away in the hot stones and it was an added bonus to be able to to lie there and enjoy the serenity and relaxation after the massage. I also enjoyed being able to lay in the relaxation room with some tea and chocolates. After all, what would a massage be without chocolates?