From the outside it’s another villa on Jumeirah Beach Road, but the once you step through the doors, De La Mer Spa is a serene sanctuary where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a pool and loungers in the leafy garden and a large choice of body and beauty treatments. You can even book the VIP suite for special occasions with the girls.
A body scrub leaves you with skin as soft as a baby’s, but the scent of De La Mer’s various scrubs are also a treat for your senses. They use the best quality natural minerals mixed with different massage and aromatic oils. First, I discussed with the therapist which scrub would be best for my sensitive skin. After a relaxing foot bath the delicious smelling scrub was massaged in to my skin and then I showered off.
Next it was the Balinese massage which is recommended for reducing stress, muscle and joint pain - yes, I definitely needed that! This full-body, deep-tissue and holistic treatment uses gentle stretches and a range of techniques including skin rolling, kneading, stroking, and pressure-point stimulation to activate the blood flow and oxygen in your body. The result: a sense of well-being and deep relaxation from daily stresses. The use of a scented massage oil can be very healing, with the aroma helping to calm your mind.
What are the results?
I left with soft, glowing skin feeling completely relaxed. De La Mer is the perfect spot for when you need to just chill out and get away from it all.
The body scrub is priced at Dhs 290 and comes with a complimentary 15 minute back, neck and shoulder massage. The 60 minute Balinese massage is priced at Dhs 300.
Call 04-3282775 for appointments. -L.C.