Kickstart 2017 with these rejuvenating scrubs, wraps and massages
Asian vitality purifying lemongrass body scrub
Head to Remède Spa in the St Regis Abu Dhabi for a 45-minute full body exfoliation that uses a combination of lemongrass, bergamot and mint oils to slough away dead skin. Meant to improve circulation and revive skin, the treatment will end with an application of body lotion infused with tropical citrus extracts and floral essential oils.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 10pm, Dhs310. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
Rasul mud treatment
If you’ve ever been to the Dead Sea, you’ll know that slathering the mineral-rich mud on your body is meant to detoxify the skin. You can try it out for yourself with this 45-minute treatment at Zen The Spa, which will have you sit in a steam room before a session of dry brushing starts the detoxification process. Afterwards, four types of mineral mud from the Dead Sea will be applied before a rain shower washes you clean.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 11pm, Dhs259, Dhs206 when combined with an hour-long treatment. Tel: (02) 6979333. Taxi: Beach Rotana. rotana.com
ESPA at the Ritz-Carlton offers guests a detox treatment designed for your middle. Recommended for those looking to reduce bloating and firm up their midsection, the 60-minute massage uses herbal poultices and massage techniques to help speed up digestion. In addition to a sea salt exfoliation, there’ll also be a targeted colon and scalp massage.
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 10pm, Dhs500. Tel: (02) 8188051. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Seaweed isn’t just a superfood – slathering on strips of the slimy stuff is said to be good for your skin too. Sense, A Rosewood Spa offers a two-hour treatment that begins with an exfoliation using a salt scrub. After prepping the skin and sloughing off dead skin cells a wrap made with natural, organic Laminaria seaweed is applied. The mineral-rich seaweed is said to and improve the elasticity and suppleness of skin as well as revive fatigued muscles. The treatment is then finished with a full body massage using Angelicus Serratus body oil with rosehip and primrose to further boost the skin.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 11pm, Dhs910. Tel: (02) 8135537. Taxi: Rosewood. rosewoodhotels.com
Shrinking Violet body wrap
If you have overindulged this holiday season, Tips And Toes is offering a 50 per cent discount on this slimming treatment throughout January. The body wrap is said to provide instant results after one session. Using active ingredients that are said to penetrate the fatty tissue, it can result in inch loss around the entire body.
Deluxe Villas, 12th Street, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 9pm, Dhs325. Tel: (02) 5572255. Taxi: Khalifa City. tipsandtoes.com
Signature body treatment
This one-hour treatment at the Rayana Spa in the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will include a full-body exfoliation and wrap to help condition, hydrate and detoxify your body. Depending on your skin type, the therapist will use either lemon sugar, salt, Dead Sea mud or pumpkin for the best results.
Hyatt Capital Gate, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, Dhs530. Tel: (02) 5961234. Taxi: next to Adnec. abudhabi.capitalgate.hyatt.com