Body treatments, facials, slimming massages and much more
»» Jaula Detox
It’s not hard to see why this is one of Jaula Spa’s most popular treatments. Prepare for two hours of divine me-time at one of Doha’s most fabulous day spas, resulting in soft and silky skin as well as a feeling of relaxation so deep you may never want to leave.
The treatment begins with body brushing to remove old skin. Then, you will be slathered in a green mixture made with spirulina, a mineral-rich seaweed extract, to draw out toxins and moisturise. You enjoy a blissful scalp massage as you are cocooned in the spirulina wrap, which is followed by a shower and a lavender oil body massage to complete the detoxification process.
• A perfect de-stress treatment.
• Great for dry skin.
• Expert therapists.
• The wrap is a bit messy.
Price: QR825 for 120 minutes.
Jaula Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1056/1060), email@example.com; doha.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas.
»» Remède Customised Massage
Remède is the French word for remedy and is the philosophy of its Customised Massage treatment. After filling out the health forms, there is an initial pre-consultation where your details are translated into a personalised treatment according to your skin, ailments and desires.
First, you can relax in the steam room and waterfall shower as a pre-treatment, before choosing an aromatherapy application of lavender oil. Starting with a rub of the feet in paraffin, you then move to the lower back and neck. The masseuse, using a combination of techniques from long strokes to elbows, as well as long-practiced Thai stretching, makes the massage bliss.
The treatment also provides food for the body. The session concludes with a healthy cuisine of steamed salmon, spinach, pineapple juice, tea, fruit and decadent chocolates in the relaxation lounge.
• Soothes hands and feet.
• Post treatment relaxation room with infused water, dried fruits and chocolates.
• Healthy cuisine as a part of your post treatment.
• No outdoor seating area. In the winter evenings you might want to take your meal under the stars overlooking the sea.
Price: QR495 for 60 minutes.
Remède Spa, St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0300), firstname.lastname@example.org; www.remedespadoha.com/remede.
»» Sports Massage
The fresh mango juice and hot towel while filling out the questionnaire at the start is a nice touch, and the super-attentive therapists at the spa will offer you a choice of three fabulous scents for the massage oil. The treatment room is softly candle-lit and complete with a private changing room (no danger of bumping into colleagues or friends while you are working out which way round the paper pants should go on). The bed is heated and set to contour the body and the massage ideal for those that suffer from niggling, repetitive injuries.
• Smart, clean spa just steps away from the beautiful pool and beach.
• Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff.
• You leave feeling de-stressed, relaxed and de-knotted.
Although this massage is thorough, there could be more stretching and T-band work for a perfect sports massage
Price: QR580 for 60 minutes, or QR750 for 90 minutes.
Eforea Spa, Hilton Hotel, West Bay (4423 3333), email@example.com, www.doha.hilton.com.
»» Japanese Mizu-Tsu Massage
The Japanese Mizu-Tsu Massage is a unique form of bodywork that combines immersing the body in warm water with a massage. Expect to be gently rocked, stretched and arched in the Jacuzzi by a therapist, and experience a deep state of relaxation afterwards. While floating and being supported by the therapist and the pool noodles, the treatment starts with stomach massages and continues to the legs, feet, back, neck and head with a combination of pressure and stretches. Part of the stretches include the therapist pulling the client from side-to-side of the pool, which will almost feel like being danced on a cradle.
• Good for those who suffer injuries.
• It is something different in Doha.
• A deep state of relaxation is achieved.
• If you’re not comfortable in water, this is not for you.
Price: QR550, lasting 60 minutes.
b/attitude Spa, Second floor, Beverly Hills Tower, West Bay (4412 2046), www.battitudespadoha.com.
»» The Body Lift Sculptor
As the name says, the Body Lift Sculptor aims to contour the body. The treatment starts with a body analysis and consultation from the therapist to determine the client’s body type (i.e., if water retention is experienced) and what the client aims to achieve and in which part of the body. The treatment sculpts the body with an intensive massage, with products designed for exfoliation, as well as cellulite control and body shaping and contouring products from Clarins. The team at Clarins know what they are doing and you should feel light and relaxed after it.
• Achieves a more sculpted look.
• A two-in-one treatment! A treatment aiming to contour the body plus a great massage!
• Reviewer found it a very relaxing treatment.
• As with any other contouring treatment, do not expect a perfect body after one treatment.
Price: QR1,050, lasting 60 minutes.
Spa by Clarins, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl, Doha (4035 5555), firstname.lastname@example.org.