Couples massage @ Heart & Soul Spa
One of Dubai’s newest spas is also one of the biggest. Taking up a massive villa and grounds in Al Barari, Heart & Soul seems like more of a retreat than a spa. The location may be a little awkward, but it’s beautiful, and the entrance drive filled with tropical foliage does a great job at making you feel relaxed before you even reach the door.
We opted for a couple’s massage, with a double room and two therapists working together in unison. After being led up one of the many staircases, we reach a private area to change into our standard spa attire – thick fluffy robes and slippers. The décor is very Swedish, with fresh natural colours, lashings of daylight, and minimalist finishes. They say that your environment is a reflection of your mind, and this place is a perfect example of that. The uncluttered, stylish spa is a bubble of calm within the city.
Our therapists checked which areas to focus on, and began the 60-minute signature massage. The mixture of calming music and expert technique put us somewhere between dozing and sleeping. After working the tension out of our back, arms and legs, we finished with a calming head massage.
We came away feeling nothing short of revitalised. And the fact that it’s a short drive from most built-up areas actually added to the experience. It’s the sort of place you should go for a full day. Eat breakfast at The Farm which is next door, have a massage, relax, use the facilities, and make use of the beauty therapists for a quick manicure before you go.
We tried: The 60-minute couples signature massage.
We’d come back for: A full day escape from the concrete jungle.
Heart & Soul Spa, Al Barari, Dubai, website