Treatment Review: Ultimate Detox Rasul at Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm
WHAT: A full-body exfoliation and mud mask in a steam room-turned-shower
WHERE: Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
HOW LONG: 90 minutes
HOW MUCH: Dhs995
WHAT HAPPENS: Sea salt, sand and oil was used to scrub away dead skin and then I was caked in a mineral mud mask and directed to the rasul unit (imagine a steam room mixed with Dr Who’s tardis). Inside it was dark and steamy, with star-like lights twinkling on the ceiling and music tinkling on the built-in sound system – but the steam wasn’t as intense as it has been in the hammams I’ve visited previously. After about 10 minutes overhead rain showers started automatically and I rubbed away the mud before returning to the massage bed for an application of argan oil mixed with verbena essential oil, which was also rubbed into my hair and scalp.
THE RESULTS: Afterwards, my skin felt softer, but the most noticeable difference was in the texture of my hair. My therapist told me to leave the oil on overnight, which was a bit messy (and you need to take a clip with you to keep it away from your clothes when leaving the spa), but it was worth the effort. My locks were less frizzy and far easier to style the next day. I’ll try that argan oil trick again. INFO: 10am-10pm daily, 04 457 3545, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.willowstream.com