“The Edition Spa embraces the generous spirit of Abu Dhabi where hospitality lies at the heart of its culture.” EDITION Spa
The Edition Spa located on the first floor of The Abu Dhabi Edition is a haven of relaxation and wellbeing. It’s the first and only spa in the region to offer sound therapy as part of every treatment, a calm and contemporary space with a subtle colour palette and low lighting complimented by an abundance of plants and lanterns. There are seven spacious spa suites, including the couples suite with its private relaxation area, as well as a large, plush communal relaxation area that offers the ultimate place to de-stress and unwind.
The spa offers regional homegrown brand Hammamii, that uses natural local ingredients including camel’s milk and dates alongside one of my personal favourites, Sodashi, the organic Australian Ayurvedic inspired brand. Omorovicza, the all-natural beauty treatment, is used for signature anti-aging therapies while Oxygen facials by Intraceuticals are also available. The spa also has a seperate area offering manicures and pedicures using vegan nail polish featuring products by vegan beauty pioneer, Deborah Lippmann, free of the 7 chemicals found in other nail polishes.
The Experience ~ We were treated to 60-minute couples Edition House massage. Pre-treatment Himalayan Sound Therapy is used as a grounding ritual for every guest regardless of their treatment choice. We took it in turns to stand in the large purpose-built grounding bowl that omits the largest amount of vibration and deep tones designed to cleanse participants aura and realign chakras (the seven centres of spiritual power within the body) before entering the sanctuary of the spa.
Our massage took place in the couples spa suite, a large tranquil space with separate treatment room, changing room and relaxation area. The signature Swedish-style massage is designed to be firm and nurturing to provide whole body relaxation while alleviating stress as well as aches and pains. Our treatments were tailored to our specific requirements regarding the pressure used by our two therapists Juni and Noreen, I prefer more medium touch whereas the other half likes it firm.
The massage, performed on the most comfortable heated treatment bed, included long gliding strokes and lots of stretching, Swedish massage is known for improving circulation, increasing flexibility whilst easing tensions. Extra kneading was applied to my specified target areas of shoulders, neck and calves. Post massage we sipped tea and ate dates in the private relaxation area with its views across the marina.
The results ~ We both felt fully relaxed after our respective massages. Both therapists were professional and skillful. My specific requests in terms of pressure, areas to focus on and those to avoid (head and hair) were all carried out perfectly and all the knots in my shoulders were eradicated. The other half certainly looked relaxed but would have preferred a firmer massage.
Pros ~ It was an all round great experience and we both loved the heated treatment beds.
Cons ~ The other half should have had the deep tissue massage for firmer pressure.
The spa menu offers Edition Rituals, the ultimate spa experience with regional inspirations such as hamman, rose and oud, massages and bodyworks. Body therapies and facials are also available including the indulgent Gold Hydra Lift and Blue Diamond options. Facial enhancement treatments for eyes and lips are also offered as well as nails, hair services, fitness and yoga sessions. Healing sound therapy uses sound bowls to ground the the body and balance the mind – read more HERE. Specialised treatments include Travelers Corner with a body scrub, targeted massaged and an express facial or foot reflex, Targeted, a focus massage for specific areas of concern and the Skin Fitness by Sodashi, the facial for men.
We have enjoyed a number of couples massages, both here in Abu Dhabi and whilst travelling, and we both thought the our Edition spa experience was first-rate. All the staff we encountered were friendly and professional, the treatment was excellent and I like the added bonus of sound therapy. I recommend trying a treatment at the Edition Spa, the chic yet tranquil retreat offering a full range of treatments for that ultimate pampering session.
Location: The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 208 0000
Open Daily: 10:00am – 9:00pm
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Read more about The EDITION Spa in previous post Himalayan Sound Therapy | Edition Spa and read more about The Abu Dhabi EDITION HERE
Thank you Edition Spa for the opportunity to experience and review the couples treatment. The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2019. All rights reserved.