WHAT: A powerful, stress releasing treatment focusing on classic areas of tension and restoring balance to mind and body.
WHERE: One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, 04 399 9999, www.oneandonlyresorts.com.
HOW LONG: 110 minutes.
HOW MUCH: Dhs740.
THE PROCESS: I was quite excited to learn I was going to try a signature massage at One& Only Royal Mirage. First, my therapist, Vish, let me choose the fragrances of the oils she was going to use. The spa only uses products by the luxury brand ESPA which I absolutely love. She then exfoliated my back before giving me a massage with her hands, followed by hot stones. I then turned over so she could work on my face. After examining it with a UV light she suggested a balancing facial as my skin was so dehydrated from the summer heat and dry weather. She even tackled troubled areas like blackheads. A face massage that aimed to give my skin a natural lift followed, and I was told the results can last for up to two weeks! An Indian head massage which was blissful completed my treatment.
THE RESULT: My skin looked much clearer, and when I put my make-up back on it went on smoother. I am not sure if it looks lifted but it certainly made my skin glow.
MAINTENANCE: It's recommended to do this treatment at least once a month. When at home, soaking in a tub of warm water will help relax and soothe your muscles.