Treatment Review: Voya Ocean Essence Wrap Tested by Swainy
WHERE: De La Mer Day Spa Dubai, 04 328 2775, Jumeirah Beach, Umm Suqeim 2, Villa No. 783
HOW LONG: 75 minutes
HOW MUCH: Dhs450
THE TREATMENT: My treatment began with my therapist covering me with a Voya body scrub. It was rather sticky but I was glad to hear it would remove my dead skin while hydrating and detoxifying my body. After I was scrubbed from top-to-toe, I had a quick shower. Then, after being smeared with a seaweed concoction (yes, it whiffs a bit), also by Voya, and wrapped up in a quilt, it was time for a dip in the dry floatation tank. It’s shaped like a bath, and I laid on a water-filled mattress on the top, which then gently deflates to lower me down into the tank. It’s rather strange, but cosy and warm and I soon drop off to sleep. It’s claimed a spell in here can be the equivalent to a night’s kip. I’m not sure about that, but the 30 minutes passes in a flash before I am retrieved for another shower followed by a massage and the application of moisturiser. After my treatment I relaxed in the gorge pool area and gardens at the spa – it was lush!
THE RESULTS: As well as being really relaxed, my skin is soft for days after my treatment. My therapist advised me to go back regularly to keep the super-smooth feeling!