Just Pamper Me is not just a name…It’s an experience that defines and reflects the beauty lounge and spa’s mission.
Moroccan Bath… a concept that always seemed peculiar to me. Despite the numerous recommendations by friends to try it, I could never absorb the thought of being bathed by another female. Today I was open to try it – a birthday treat from my daughter who booked me for “1001 nights from Charme d’Orient- 90 minutes”.
Welcoming smiles shine from the entire team right at the front door; which was followed by some quick welcome drink and dates, along with the Managing Director, who rushed to sit with me for a social and consultation chat. I was instantly taken from the monotony of my day-to-day routine, and transposed to a world where my needs and comfort were the focus of attention.
I didn’t feel I was in a traditional salon, rather with friends who collectively put their expertise to ensure my utmost comfort, relaxation and to leave their spa wearing a happy fresh new look.
The room was adorned by dim lit oriental lanterns and a gentle music played in the background of the therapy room, and the oriental aroma that engulfed the room, took me away to an imaginary vacation mood.
The ritual started when I stepped in the steam room. I was unaware that a Moroccan bath would take place in a room where steam is thicker than fog. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was certainly not expecting to be in a steam room. I began to doubt the wisdom of my choice: 90 minutes in a steam cooker!!! I could literally see nothing but steam.
Joylynn, my therapist explained the process that began with a shower. She applied soap on me from shoulder to toe, followed by a quick rinse, and then there would be a second special soaping with particular Moroccan soap. I laid to soak in the steam for ten minutes before Joylynn returned. It didn’t feel too long a period as I was comforted with cold refreshments and reassurance that Joylynn in only few steps away should I drown in my own sweat!!
Joylynn returned energized and ready to scrub as hard as one can wish. She asked if she could switch off the steam, I figured so that she could locate me. Another rinse followed by a salt rub preceded the main step of the hammam: the scrubbing. It was unexpectedly painless and soothing. Joylynn high sense of professionalism took away my anxiety of being bathed by another woman.
When I stood up for another rinse, I was astonished at the amount of dead skin I shed. Only then I realized the value of the complete ritual including steam, soap and scrubbing. I felt like a new lighter woman.
My treatment included a full body massage to improve circulation, an additional pampering in the steam room that contributed to complete an utter relaxation. The experience wasn’t yet over, now it’s time for a body wrap. Joylynn doused my body with a mineral rich layer of Moroccan clay and a different type of clay specifically designed for the face. Full steam was back on, and I laid still for another five minutes for the spread to work its magic on my skin.
Joylynn washed my hair along with the final shower then I slipped into a silk robe and was taken to the “Diamond Room”. Another magical touch where I laid down on a softly rocking bed, a gentle baby delight that can lead you to sleep.
After 15 minutes I was ready to get dressed. I was completely relaxed, energized, refreshed and ready to pursue my journey.
The spa offers various treatments to suit all hair and body needs. Organic, natural products deliver nutrients to your hair, repairing what the sun and excessive heat damaged. I decided to complete my pampering day letting the experts treat my hair with “3 D brushing” using Or & Argan brand and put the final touch of color on my nails with “I am Queen” hands and feet treatments.
A truly exceptional body treatment from head to toe. Indeed, a wow experience it was. I am happy to admit my wrong and can’t wait for my next visit.
By Amy Sherif
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