Heaven on Earth
BY ANAAM IKRAM
Summer vacations are over and the daily wind and grind can prove to be a difficult routine to adjust back into. Ease in and revitalise the mind, body and soul with a luxury treatment at the Heavenly Spa at the Westin Bahrain City Centre to insure you are ready to take on the new season with full force and energy.
An essential part of the Well Being pillars of Westin, the spa which truly lives up to its name, hosts a variety of treatments suitable for everyone, including pregnant women and couples. The spa at the Bahrain location is also home to one of the biggest Turkish hamam’s on the island, being able to hold up to 20-25 people at a time. Also featuring 10 treatment rooms with designated male and female areas, as well as a couple’s appointed spa suite, the rooms have ensuite bathrooms with all the necessities to provide a complete and private spa experience. From signature treatments, massages, body treatments, facials, single person’s packages, signature packages, couple’s packages, Hammam facilities and beauty salon facilities, Heavenly Spa by Westin makes sure that everyone is accommodated based on their needs.
From the moment the elevator doors open into the spa, the quiet and relaxing ambiance is a hint of what will follow. The experienced therapists ensure that the guests are taken care of in the most professional and holistic manner and look after every detail while preparing the treatment. Upon arrival, the guests are requested to fill out a form detailing their therapy requirements.
Once the form is complete, the guests are escorted into the changing rooms to change into their Heavenly Spa exclusive hooded robes (once the hood is on, it means the guest does not wish to converse).
Of the recommended treatments, the Heavenly Spa Signature Massage, the Aspire Massage and Energize Scrub are the most popular and are part of the Aromatherapy Associates experience.
The Heavenly Spa Signature Massage has the option of being either 60 minutes or 90 minutes during which a heated compress is placed on various points of the body to relax the muscles before a Swedish Massage is carried out. The compress contains herbs and spices such as ginger, turmeric and camomile and is heated in a special water-based machine. These ingredients are ideal to warm the body as well as improve blood circulation. Placed on areas such as the back, arches of the feet and legs, the heated compress releases the tension in tightened muscles. The Swedish Massage starts from focusing on the upper back and arms with hand movements in circular motion to relax muscles and rid the body of any soreness. The therapist then moves towards the lower body and repeats the motions to get rid of any stress, focusing on the legs and curvature of the feet. Hot white tea oil is used for the Swedish massage which also helps moisturise the body and heal the muscles. This treatment leaves the guests feeling light, calm and relaxed.
The Energize Scrub treatment is unlike any other in that it is a complete massage and scrub treatment that leaves the body feeling and looking healthy. The soft scrubbing motions help to relax and stimulate blood flow as the personalised aromatherapy body wash and natural exfoliating olive grains rid the body of any dead skin cells. The 30-minute scrub energises the body and mind as the guest is left with soft and fresh-feeling skin.
The Aspire Massage has the option of being 60 minutes or 90 minutes in which the lymphatic system is focused upon. Natural aromatherapy oils, mixed with other ingredients, are used as they are beneficial for stimulation of energy. The expert therapists use a combination of massage techniques to tackle the trouble areas and to help loosen them and release any built-up tension. Based on the requirements of the guests, various massage techniques are used leaving the guests feeling entirely relaxed and zen.
During the treatment, the ‘no-talk’ policy, the warm welcoming environment and pleasant soothing music make it easier for the guests to entirely immerse in their treatments. A session for any of these invigorating treatments and more at the Heavenly Spa is highly recommended for any and all wanting to feel fresh, relaxed and rejuvenated.
For bookings and information:
(00973) 1717 1122
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