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Six Senses Spa

The Burj Al Arab Dubai, is unofficially looked upon as the world’s only seven-star hotel, my vote for the region’s seven-star spa goes to Six Senses Spa at the Arabian-style Madinat Jumeirah beachfront resort. In a word – wow. It gives new meaning to the term spa luxury. Built as a spa village with 26 treatment rooms set out in small private villas, the Thai-based spa captures a sense of total sanctuary. There is an in-the-round treatment room for crystal and colour therapies, Arabic tents set up for treatments during the cooler winter months and quiet garden spaces set aside for yoga. The Thermal Indulgence Facial rivals the best I’ve had anywhere.

Leaving the Thai ambience and service that is the cornerstone of Six Senses behind us, my daughter and I taxied over to the Chi Spa at the spectacular Shangri-la Hotel where sleek meets holistic. Our treatments are booked for 8 p.m. and the spa is hushed except for soft music and the gurgling of whirlpools.

Savvy spa-goers will tell you that it’s often the little touches that add something special to the experience. Here, those little touches include lit candles signifying a treatment room is in-use, and small bejeweled boxes set out on the treatment bed ready to protect a client’s belongings while he or she is being massaged. The signature Chi Balance treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine incorporates Himalayan influences such as a Tibetan bowl stroked until it vibrates and chimes to open up the body’s energy channels. It’s the perfect treatment to relax a body before retiring for the night.

Review by Anne Dimon: - Travel To Wellness