Every man needs their fair share of R&R and I had the chance to head to Soma Spa at the Pullman Deira City Centre for a much-needed facial and back massage post Eid.
Ambiance: The East-meets-West theme was clearly prevalent in the spa’s simple decor that was peppered with lanterns. I loved the emphasis placed on natural light throughout the property. The facilities were cosy but not as expansive as other 5-star spas.
Treatment: Keeping my chronic neck and shoulder injury in mind, I opted for the Aromavedic Holistic back massage and facial. What I loved about my treatment was that it combined the techniques of conventional massage with physiotherapy that helped reduced muscle fatigue, the best part was that my therapist gave me tips on how to manage neck, shoulder and thumb fatigue at home as well.
As for the facial, it was specifically designed to target the harsh male skin and soothe it. The products were sourced from Phytomer, a luxury French skincare brand that uses sea-based ingredients, and were soft on my sensitive skin and did not leave a burning sensation like most facials. The facial (as promised) removed a lot of gunk while helping my skin look clearer and fresher – a much-needed after the onslaught of Eid and Ramadan! The massage was also a refreshing and energizing experience and my neck pain was instantly relieved after it (a welcome change from the ones that just put you to sleep).
Highs: Experienced therapist, effective products, treatments designed specifically for men
Lows: Small size of the spa
Verdict: At 475 AED, the back massage and facial at the Soma Spa is a worthwhile experience for any man looking to unwind with unique treatments
Details: Visit www.pullman-dubai-creek-citycentre.com/spa-fitness/ for bookings. Special thanks to my therapist Pauline and the House of Comms team!