Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai presents Soul Wellness & Spa – a brand-new holistic concept that balances mind, body and soul.
We recently attended the pampering event at the Sheraton Grand Hotel with a lot of offerings like Elemis skin lab consultation, express mini facials, body treatments & healthy snacks & beverages. Enjoyed the sessions while sipping on the refreshing Charcoal Lemonade & other healthy treats.
The tranquil space, formerly operated by Shine Spa, takes cues from time-honoured Eastern traditions, said Spa Consultant Nikolina Jungic, who oversees the facility.
The venue’s soothing decor is rich in earthy elements including verdant greens and the warm hues of bark, echoing the scent of Arabian sandalwood wafting through the air. Offering holistic wellness with local relevance, and draped in flowing white curtains, it provides a feeling of peace that is worlds away from the city’s hustle and bustle. To boost the therapeutic effect, each treatment is followed by an optional complimentary 10-minute guided meditation experience designed to increase creativity and relaxation. This takes place in the spa’s relaxation area, which has breathtaking views of Dubai.
“Healthy food and drinks prepared by Sheraton chefs are being served at the venue, with refreshments included in some treatment packages,” Jungic added
Indulgent bespoke therapies include customised treatments utilising natural ingredients alongside some of the finest skincare brands found anywhere. For instance, the Elemis Pro Collagen Age-Defying Facial, AED 600, contains red coral and Padina pavonica algae, known as Peacock’s Tail, while the organic oils used in the Soul Signature Massage, AED 500, leave the skin feeling supple. The spa’s Arabian Dream Ritual, AED 750, involves exfoliation with a scrub of fine Arabica coffee, ginger and invigorating lime to tackle stubborn cellulite, wrinkles and blemishes before a blend of warm essential oils is applied for suppleness and strength. Another offering, the Thousand-Flower Detox Wrap, AED 550, contains nourishing green tea balm to restore equilibrium and energy.
Lovebirds can celebrate special occasions in a treatment room made for two. VIP personalised couples’ experiences, priced from AED 1,500, can be arranged, with romantic flourishes such as French fizz, chocolates, a rose petal-filled Jacuzzi and even gourmet cuisine followed by the Soul Spa signature massage.
Soul Wellness & Spa also offers yoga – and until 15 February it will be priced just AED 80 per hour. Styles include the classic hatha discipline as well as the faster-paced vinyasa, which emphasises flowing movement between postures to build muscle tone and strength. On 31 January, a full-moon yoga class will be held by the swimming pool; twice-weekly sunrise sessions are also planned.
One of the spa’s quirkier offerings is its monthly mandala-colouring workshops. Mandalas are centuries-old circular patterns used as tools of contemplation. In line with the current vogue for grown-up colouring books, the venue will provide paper printed with these intricate designs and provide art materials with which to shade them in.
Jungic added: “Soul Wellness & Spa’s services are intended to reduce stress, promote wellbeing. “Our entire team is passionate and loving what they do, we hope to inspire people by not only focusing on their face and body but their mind and soul.”
“Elemis is honoured to start a long relationship with Soul Wellness & Spa, which offers everyone a 360 chance to rebalance, regenerate, resurface and recharge,” said Bechara Sleiman – CEO Luxuria Group.
The Elemis Anti-Blemish Mattify and Calm Facial combats oil and shine, incorporating intuitive massage to boost circulation and brighten the complexion. Sessions of one hour or 90 minutes’ length are offered, priced AED 550 and AED 750 respectively. Another option is the Elemis Pro Collagen Age-Defying Facial (AED 600), which contains red coral and Padina pavonica algae.
In the one-hour Elemis Thousand Flower Detox Wrap (AED 550), nourishing green tea balm is used, while for an invigorating experience, guests may try the Elemis Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub with Lime and Ginger. Lasting 45 minutes and priced AED 450, this treatment involves the use of fragranced sea salt for gentle exfoliation and will leave guests glowing with health.