spa - Six Senses Spa, Qatar
Written by Abigail Mathias
Entering Doha’s Six Senses Spa will take you back in time. The décor is rustic and uncomplicated, yet beckons visitors to a tranquil haven devoid of the modern stresses of everyday life.
In keeping with the world-famous Six Senses tradition, this spa offers visitors the best in a range of holistic treatments. From Thai massages to Swedish traditions, mud baths to aromatherapies, the menu is extensive.
As well as day treatments, the spa invites a number of visiting practitioners and well-being consultants throughout the year to offer special workshops to members and guests.
The spa is made up of winding village streets leading to 23 spacious treatment rooms resembling typical Arab village houses. The facilities include saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools, changing rooms, fully equipped fitness clubs and dedicated areas for yoga, meditation, tai chi, and other Eastern practices. There are also a number of relaxation rooms and prayer rooms.
As part of its tradition, the spa utilises plants and herbs that are indigenous to the local area to enhance the experience for the customer. A particularly popular treatment is the hammam (steam) bath, which can be booked either by a group or a single person.
Facilities for both gentlemen and ladies have been designed with dedicated private entrances. Ladies are also offered a private entrance and reception, as well as a club facility with several majlis (seating) areas.
The De-Stress massage is one of the many signature treatments at the Six Senses Spa. True to its name, this full-body massage attempts to offer complete relaxation – perfect for tired bodies. The therapist uses fragrant oils to gently soothe tired muscles. Using a variety of techniques, the treatment leaves customers feeling remarkably rejuvenated. Spa Manager Sofia Hedman glows radiantly and attributes it to the range of signature products from the spa. She has been with the Six Senses group for more than ten years. “There are times when our staff perform more than 70 different massages a day,” says Hedman. Treatments can be booked from 9 in the morning to 11 at night. Most of the treatments can be tailor-made to suit individual needs.