Treatment Review: Senso Spa Nature’s Best Package
WHAT: Senso Spa Nature’s Best Package
WHERE: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City; 04 366 9111, www.radissonblu.com/hotel-mediacitydubai
HOW LONG: Two hours
HOW MUCH: Dhs495
THE TREATMENT: It’s no wonder that as Gourmet Editor I get to experience the treatments that use ingredients I’d normally eat and drink! Senso’s special package for September starts with a 20-minute milk bath. A beautiful, free-standing tub in one the spa’s themed treatment rooms is filled with hot water, milk and vanilla extract and laced with fresh rose petals. For someone with ants in their pants, 20 minutes of just lying there is maybe a bit much, but the heat helps to relax the muscles and the scent of vanilla and rose is dreamy.
Next is an invigorating full-body coffee scrub designed to energise and smooth the skin. The exfoliating mixture also has salt and peppermint, both with properties that leave my skin feeling fresh and sleek. After the scrub is rinsed off, I’m treated to a tension-release massage for my back and an instant leg relief massage. This is bliss! I think legs are often neglected, so it’s relaxing to have the stiffness eased by the therapist’s practiced hands.
The treatment is rounded off with a mini facial. After cleansing and a delicate mask, my skin feels super soft. Senso also treats you to steam room and pool access with this package, so make a day of it!
THE RESULTS: I emerged with a sense of serenity and felt like the tension of the week had been well and truly flushed out. The coffee scrub really left my skin feeling renewed and the massage made me feel lighter and more supple, and after the facial my skin glowed for the rest of the day. This is definitely a full-body, winning package.