I haven't had a massage in ages ....well, I wish I could say that. But no! Lately, I've been having massages quite often. However, I can definitely say that I haven't had a good massage in a long time ... that was until I stepped into Soma Spa.
Soma Spa, at the Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre has recently introduced two new products. The first one is Ainy ... a product made from plants that come right from the Amazon region of Ecuador and Peru. The second one is Phytomer. This one comes from France and is derived from the sea. Both these products are organic.
The spa offers a range of services using Ainy and Phytomer, some of which include facials, scrubs, massages and other body treatments for both men and women. It was tough to decide what exactly I wanted. But my therapist Pauline solved my problem. After receiving a brief description of the products from spa manager Claudia, Pauline guided me through a candlelit corridor to my room.
She suggested that I try out her signature treatment along with a bit of the shell massage. Yup! They use real shells in this massage. I have to admit that, the shell as well as the candle massage did catch my eye while I was browsing through their menu initially. Yet, I was unsure. I had choice between two oils - Nile Lotus from the Phytomer range and a Herbal oil from Ainy. I chose Ainy, because the oil smelt divine.
It was one hour of pure bliss. Pauline alternated between the shells and her hands. The shell massage was unique. It wasn't anything like a hot stone massage, which I initially thought it would be like. Ainy's treatments are no ordinary treatments. They are made with the knowledge of indigenous people of the Amazon. Hence, a percentage of the profits goes directly to them. They are more like rituals and are very gentle on the body. So, if you prefer something mild, this is for you.
After my treatment, I headed to the fit and spa lounge for tea dates. I opted out of steam and sauna that evening as I was short of time. I definitely recommend their treatments if you want to pamper yourself. I am looking forward to trying out their candle massage (which doesn't happen to be ear candling by the the way) and a facial!
Disclaimer : I was a guest of Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre. As always, all opinions are my own.
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