After a long day of hitting the shops, what could be better than a spa treatment to take the strain off tired feet? The Shine Spa is conveniently located in the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, accessible from the first floor of the mall itself.
Away from the commotion of the mall outside, this spa is a little haven of tranquility right at the heart of one of Dubai’s busiest shopping destinations. Set on the 24th floor, Shine Spa overlooks the city’s stunning, metropolitan skyline, yet has a surprisingly relaxed vibe. My visit began with a refreshing welcome drink and fruit skewer as I filled in the client questionnaire.
The spa is equipped with five treatment rooms and basic steam, sauna and jacuzzi facilities; the perfect refresher after some intensive retail therapy or a tough workout at the in-house gym. As well as renowned spa products Voya, Shine uses much-loved cosmetic skincare brand Rodial for various face and body treatments.
My treatment for the day was set to be the Voya Herbal Bag Massage, a healing treatment designed exclusively to soothe aching muscles. A muslin bag is filled with a mixture of herbs and seaweed extract and oil is steamed and used to press and knead the front and back of the body. With a choice of balancing fennel, calming chamomile or energising peppermint, the combination of herbs and iodine-rich seaweed helps to kick-start circulation, relax and detoxify, using strokes that are similar to waves of the sea. My therapist was exceptionally skilled and had an infectiously calm demeanour; within minutes I was so relaxed that I was struggling to stay awake. 60 minutes later and I was ushered in to the post-treatment relaxation lounge to enjoy a steaming cup of herbal tea.
Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up post shopping, or a full-day pampering session, this spa ticks all the essential boxes.
Details: Shine Spa, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, Tel: (+971) 4 3772380
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