One of the best wellness addresses in Dubai, the Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah is an oasis of rejuvenation
The perfect getaway for people who don’t mind missing in action for several weeks and love to unwind during a health retreat to balance mind, body and soul, this holistic journey of self-discovery can transform your life.
Opt for a few weeks or (if pressed for time) a few days at the Talise Spa, a tropical shelter of palm trees and water fountains adjacent to Dar Al Masyaf. With 26 treatment rooms, the Talise Spa caters to every individual’s needs.
I arrive in style by Abra (a traditional boat) and am shown a long spa menu where I can choose from a variety of signature treatments, including facials and body treatments.
I pick the AlphaSphere Deluxe (the only one in the Middle East) to stimulate all my senses. Stepping into, what looks like, a UFO, my body and mind are exposed to an orchestrated experience involving sound, colour, vibration, temperature, touch, light and smell. The multi-sensory AlphaSphere Deluxe allows you to choose from four programmes (reduce stress, re-energise, enhance creativity, heighten perception). I pick de-stress.
After the AlphaSphere Deluxe, I opt for a Deep Tissue Massage, but before that I can’t resist prolonging my wellness journey by taking a few minutes to relax in the beautiful lounge area with some hot ginger tea. And I also make an effort to check out the infra-red sauna, plunge pool and steam room. If the weather permits you can also relax poolside in the garden and indulge in the health-conscious spa cuisine.
After being pampered into oblivion, I take the opportunity to take my wellness retreat to the next level at the neighbouring DNA Health and Wellness Center where I receive a personalised lifestyle medicine programme that is tailored to my specific needs.
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Championing preventative care and healthy ageing, the centre organises a range of tests to check heavy metal levels, vitamins, minerals, muscle mass, BMI, etc to understand my health risks, explore my DNA profile and personal genetic blueprint. I’m surprised how detailed the test results are. It reveals that I’m low in magnesium and vitamin D and I’m quickly given suggestions as well as a range of supplements I can take to boost my health.
The daily sunset hatha and vinyasa classes by the beach are extremely popular here, so I continue my healing journey outdoors and stretch and move into a number of asanas to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore while taking in the breath-taking sunset.
If you’re seeking to find peace and quiet in between all the lavish extravagances Dubai has to offer, then the Talise Spa will nurture and pamper you, allowing you to find your balance again in no time.