Review: Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah
Hard three-day week at the office? Counting down the days until the next Eid weekend already? Well one way to ensure you get the R&R you need in the interim is a full spa day pamper session. A manly one though. Obvioulsy.
For somewhere so close to a busy Beach Road junction, the award-winning Talise Spa is a real haven of serenity. Lush green gardens and turquoise cushions combine with softly-glowing lanterns and twinkling plunge pools to create a sense of well-being before you’ve even kicked off your shoes. A place you can relax, unwind and de-stress.
They are known for their massages and it is easy to see why. Once with your therapist in the treatment room, the areas you’ve earmarked for particular attention are double-checked, then a choice of organic essential oil blends is offered – Relaxing, infused with warm musk’s and amber; Energising, starring ginger, mint and black pepper; and Balancing, drenched with patchouli and sweet almond. After you’ve sniffed out a preference, an hour of the closest-to-the-hard-end-of-medium-as-possible-please pressure massage follows, hitting all the right spots with consummate ease. Bliss.
An unexpected touch of luxury is the heated bed. Not usually considered a necessity in Dubai, but surprisingly cosy in the subdued lighting. So cosy that the temptation to catch a few zeds might sneak up on you – don’t fight it, a zinging ginger tea is waiting in the lounge to slap you awake for the drive home.
Talise Spa is offering month-long packages for Dhs889 that include a combination of treatments, yoga classes and unlimited access to their spa facilities. The full package includes:
· 1 x 60min massage or facial of your choice
· 2 x 30min treatments
· 1 x 30min infrared sauna session
· Unlimited beach yoga throughout the month
· Full moon yoga for you and a guest
· Unlimited access to the Spa pool
· Health consultation at DNA
· 25% off of F&B within the spa
· 50% off any additional spa treatments