Themae Oriental Massage
What: Thémaé Oriental Massage, using an intense healing traditional technique
Where: The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall, 04 438 8025, www.theaddress.com
How Much: Dhs565 for one hour
The Treatment: The Address Dubai Mall has always been one of my favourite spas, so when I discovered it was extending its treatment menu, I just had to make an appointment. While there are three new signature treatments to choose from – the Shiffa Arabian Gold Ritual facial, the Thémaé Oriental Massage and the Diamond Whitening System – I can never resist a full-body massage. Once I’d robed up and enjoyed a detox shot, the therapist led me to the treatment room where I was welcomed with soothing music and the most relaxing atmosphere you can imagine – I was nearly asleep before I’d lain down on the table! The massage is intended to free the body of its tensions by working the muscles with long strokes and gentle kneading – pretty much 60 minutes of pure relaxation. Using Thémaé Body Balms enriched with black tea and natural macadamia, this treatment works from your feet and legs to back, arms, shoulders and head (my favourite part of any massage), for a whole-body experience.
The Results: A year spent in London meant I’ve been massage-deprived lately, so for me this treatment was sheer bliss – I left in an almost dreamlike state. Keep in mind this is mainly for relaxation, though, so on the advice of my therapist I’ll be returning next week for a hot stone massage to release those final back knots. And I can’t wait!