“We have dedicated our entire time, energy and focus on giving every guest a transformative experience with personally crafted treatments that use the most rare and refined products.” Mariana Toma
The beautiful standalone Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi is now offering a brand-new spa menu of ‘Time Dedicated To You’ treatments, a selection of result-driven wellness rituals focusing on five different elements. The signature range of treatments have been devised by Iridium’s Spa Director Mariana Toma using award-winning skincare brands Amra and Natura Bissé. Guests can choose from Time for Body, Time for Face, Time for Hammam, Time to Relax and Time to Enhance.
As soon as you enter the award-winning spa you are treated to the rarest of all luxuries, time. The Time Dedicated To You treatments are personally crafted for each guest, designed to take time for yourself to relax and enjoy the range of bespoke massages and facials.
The Experience ~ I was booked to sample the Iridium Spa’s Most Precious Massage with experienced Thai therapist Koy who has been with the spa since it opened seven years ago. The hour-long treatment, which is part of the Time to Relax menu, used the aromatic gold-infused body oil from British brand Amra Skincare designed to rejuvenate the skin.
My personalised treatment began with a foot cleansing ritual using a Vitamin C scrub while Koy and I discussed the specific areas to focus on, areas to avoid as well as the pressure required. The overall experience was extremely satisfying, an intense massage yet relaxing at the same time. Koy used various techniques from her hands, elbows and forearms to release the tension from my back, neck and shoulders which was the main focus points. My body was fully massaged from head-to toe as she changed position from astride me, on either side and behind my head to reach all areas throughout the treatment.
With aromas of amber and citrus, the Amra Gold oil is designed for anti-aging with its natural anti-inflammatories that increases hydration, promotes cell renewal and firms, tones and smooths the skin. The range is also good for city dwellers and those who reside in hotter climates with higher UV exposure.
The results ~ My skin felt silky smooth, firmer and hydrated. All my shoulder and neck tension was eradicated and I felt incredibly relaxed
Pros ~ Total bliss. A luxury experience that combined a skillful therapist with an aromatic high-end product to deliver an all-round five-star experience. The bespoke massage targeted specific troublesome areas as requested.
Cons ~ An indulgent treat but worth the expense.
Iridium Spa, meaning ‘rainbow’, has twelve treatment suites including couples treatment rooms and three themed Spa Suites with private terraces. Traditional remedies are fused with modern technology to deliver total rejuvenation and rebalance of the body and mind. Post treatments guests can relax in the stunning spa facilities with a sauna, steam room and a whirlpool jacuzzi available in both the separate men and ladies areas. Tea, nuts and dates are served in the comfortable, plush relaxation areas.
Amra skincare uses precious ingredients blended with natural, sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients to give all-round results. While the Gold products focus on anti-aging properties to rejuvenate the skin there are two other oils available for this particular massage, Diamond to increase illumination and radiance and Platinum, a firming oil to repair the skin.
If you are looking for some luxury pampering and a result driven treatment I would thoroughly recommend the personalised Most Precious Massage at Iridium Spa. The overall spa experience combines knowledgeable and skillful therapists, divine smelling products that offer immediate results as well as an elegant place to relax.
Location: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 498 8996
Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am – 10:00pm
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Thank you Iridium Spa for the opportunity to experience and review the Most Precious Massage. The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2018. All rights reserved. Additional photos used with courtesy of www.iridiumspaabudhabi.com