We unwind with a soothing massage at the newly opened Dahlia Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island…
The Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island has already made its mark in the capital as a chic and luxury hotspot and we expected nothing less when visiting their spa. Dahlia Spa is located on the third floor of the hotel along with separate fitness centers for men and women and a gorgeous rooftop swimming pool.
We were warmly welcomed at the reception of the spa and asked to fill out our information. The spa prides itself on exclusivity and tailor made treatments, meaning you can pick your preferences from everything to the massage oil that you use, the sort of touch used for a massage (thumb, palm or elbow) and there are options for durations of treatments also. We love the detail that goes into this to ensure that all our needs are met.
On this particular spa visit we are trying the Sodashi Signature massage. Dahlia Spa has the exclusive rights to Sodashi, which is a very popular organic skincare range hailing from Australia. We are ushered into the beautiful changing rooms where we slip into a luxury robe and slippers and are then taken downstairs to the treatment rooms. The space is serene and ambient with lots of cream, timber and calming green marble accents. Dark timber pathways lead us past stunning water features to our treatment room.
Our therapist treats us to a fabulous foot bath while we discuss in more detail our areas of concern. We lay down on the very comfortable massage bed and are delighted to see our therapist has placed a blue, cooling face mask (similar to the ones used for your eyes) on top of the hole of the table so that our face doesn’t become creased. This is something we haven’t seen before and we absolutely loved it. Our talented therapist starts with soothing strokes on our upper back before really working hard with deep pressure to release all of our kinks and pain from our sore muscles all over our body.
We start to feel relaxed almost instantly and we love the different stretching techniques that are used to really relax our body. There are several Sodashi oils to choose from and for this massage we’ve picked “Fitness” which is great for detoxifying. It includes scents such as grapefruit, lavender, apricot and pine and goes onto our skin warm and is then nicely worked in.
We leave feeling utterly relaxed and very soothed after having some time out. The whole experience was a real treat and we really felt that the spa has an air of deliberate polish that we love so you will definitely be well looked after. There are so many lovely treatments to choose from including everything from Swiss Perfection Facials, soothing massages, Dahlia Spa journeys and much more. You’ll certainly want to linger longer.
The Sodashi Signature Massage, AED670 for 80 minutes. Dahlia Spa, Four Seasons Hotel AbuDhabi at Al Maryah Island, 2 333 2222.