WHAT: An Ayurvedic detox
WHERE: Chi Spa at The Shangri-La, Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8900, www.shangrila.com/abudhabi.
HOW LONG: 90 minutes
HOW MUCH: Dhs850
THE TREATMENT: Chi Spa is scented with gorgeous Asian spices and smells which greeted me when I arrived. The Udwarthanam Detox treatment is part of a group of Ayurvedic therapies. An ancient Indian healing tradition that provides a holistic approach to healthy living. The process began by cleansing the feet in rose water while I sipped on a cup of delicious ginger tea to relax me. My whole body was then massaged with a medicated scrub prepared with Indian herbs. I was vigorously scrubbed and massaged from head to toe. It was a bit sore in places, but no pain, no gain! The massage helps to tone up skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite, so if there are any areas you’re concerned about, or want to avoid, let the therapist know and she’ll focus on those. The treatment was finished off with a relaxing head massage and lots more ginger tea!
THE RESULTS: Afterwards my skin was tender but soft and smooth. There wasn’t an instant difference in cellulite but my therapist assured me regular massages will give fab results. I felt refreshed, and the detox helps to improve digestion and sluggishness on the inside, so you look better on the outside!