Work off 2019’s excess while kneading in a renewed sense of wellness for 2020; from the 75 minute treatment with instant results to a seven-day complete body overhaul, we have all bases covered. Here are the most refreshing spa treatments to book now.
QUICK FIX: The Pearl Spa, Four Seasons Dubai
You can custom-make you spa package or experience here and stack as many treatments as you like, but if you’re after a relatively quick treatment which manages to combine tranquillity, relaxation and is also results-driven then book in for Dr Burgener’s Swiss Salt Crystal Detox Body Wrap. The salt used is extracted straight from the glaciers of the Swiss Alps and are rich in therapeutic minerals which detoxify the body. On the whole you’ll feel mentally regenerated and your skin nourished and renewed. The contouring body cream which is worked in post-wrap also leaves skin feeling noticeably toned and firmer.
STAYCATION SANCTUARY: Anjana Spa, Rixos The Palm
Make a day of it at the Turkish-inspired spa at the Rixos hotel. Ease yourself in with a traditional hammam, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi and then move onto to tackling the excess of the festive season in the most relaxing way possible. Anjana offer a Lymphatic drainage massage which is a gentle approach to helping your body get rid of waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. It encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. We recommend coupling it with a head and scalp massage – an add-on which is guaranteed to relieve the kind of sleeplessness and anxiety which accompanies a fast-paced life, as well as being totally blissful. Thepalmdubai.rixos.com
COUPLE’S RETREAT: Iridium Spa, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Sometimes a small change in scene is all you need to feel like you’ve escaped, which is why the pristine beaches and pockets of wildlife of Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island are so appealing. The Iridium Spa offers The World’s Most Luxurious Spa Experience, for two. So, if self-care is on the agenda for 2020, this refreshing spa treatment would definitely be an apt place to start. The journey includes a full body massage using platinum firming body polish and oil -platinum apparently boasts skin-strengthening qualities. There’s a firming facial which uses gold pebbles to enhance drainage and cellular renewal, and while all this is happening your hair is drizzled with a Gold Hair Essence with a base of rich wood and musk. Perfect for all all-over glow. Iridiumspaabudhabi.com
WELLNESS WEEK: Clinique La Prairie, Switzerland
A week away in this clinic which overlooks the beautiful waters of Lake Geneva is the perfect antidote to today’s stressful living. This place manages to marry nature and science through its Master Detox Programme which promises a thoroughly “cleansed and purified system, a rested body and perfect mental balance”. The programme is tailored to your DNA so obviously each experience is personalised and customised to your body type and needs, but if you’re after life-changing reboot – this is it. Think holistic healing, massage, nutrition advice and Nordic walking. It’s quite a commitment – seven days and six nights – but you’ll leave stronger and healthier, and we can’t think of a better way to start the New Year. Cliniquelaprairie.com
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- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones