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Christmas Pampering with Sensasia Urban Spa | Sofia, my daughter and I enjoying some mother daughter time









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I can’t catch my breath, and I can’t remember if I spent quality time with the children especially just in the last 2 – 3 weeks.  I have been panicking to get work done, lists of Christmas shopping, and organising stuff in general.  I just seem to be ticking everything off the list but I am not sure if I have slowed down to actually enjoy the moment with my children over the last coupe of weeks.   One-on-one time has been limited to homework and violin practice.

Enough was enough.

I decided that Sofia and I needed some time on our own.  She is 6-years old in two weeks, and I can see she craves time alone with me.  I know I am suppose to be happy on her birthdays but there is a little sadness that she is growing up too fast.  Maybe I am the one who needs to ensure that quality time is booked in with her, creating some memories without her brothers.  She needs that one-on-one attention, she feeds off of it, more than the boys.

Sensasia Urban Spa has launched just for the month of December a parent and child massage.  Sofia jumped with excitement at the chance to be alone with me, and obviously rubbed it in with her brothers.  I was too exhausted to correct her.

It is just the perfect time to spend together.

The Holly Jolly Cocoa Butter Massage is something new and exciting at SensAsia for Christmas 2016, as the first ever treatment available for children over 9. Budding spa fans will be delighted to join mum or dad at SensAsia’s Palm Jumeirah spa to enjoy this exciting – and edible! – relaxation ritual. This 60-minute kid-approved treatment combines a mini Maple, Cinnamon and Sugar Body Buff, followed by a feather-soft 30-minute cinnamon, vanilla and sweet orange-scented cocoa butter massage, tailored to stimulate the senses rather than relieve tension. All finished off with some cookies and hot chocolate.

SensAsia also offers a grown-up version of The Holly Jolly Cocoa Butter Massage, lasting a full 60 minutes, which can be taken alongside their child within a private couples’ suite. The Holly Jolly Cocoa Butter Hot Stone Massage is the ultimate adult upgrade, using hot stone therapy to really hone in on holiday season tension.

I couldn’t wake Sofia up after her treatment.  Her therapist’s touch left her in a peaceful slumber.  Sofia’s baby skin was smooth from the homemade scrub and there was a Christmas smell in the air as we were both covered in the orange-scented cocoa-butter.  We are booking in again next week when the holidays start.

For other choices we got you the festive menu:

LET’S GET NOSTALGIC – 120 minutes / 699dhs 

Top-to-toe indulgence, laced with the joy of the season. Maple, Cinnamon & Sugar Body Buff followed by a hydrating warm syrup and spiced milk body wrap, invigorating massage… and mulled cocktail!

SILENT NIGHT – 60 minutes / 430dhs & 90 minutes / 530dhs 

A sleep-inducing massage using Chinese pressure point techniques. Cinnamon, vanilla and sweet orange oils work on weary muscles and lull the body into a state of dreamy slumber, before a sweet festive treat.

SANTA’S KNOTTY LITTLE HELPERS – 90 minutes / 945dhs 

A four-hand massage taking both mind and body to a new level of escapism. Two expert therapists work in tandem, focusing on either the top or bottom half of the body in sweet synchronisation.

MAPLE, CINNAMON & SUGAR BODY BUFF – 60 minutes / 395dhs 

As scrumptious as it sounds! A sticky, scrub-tastic maple glaze is applied where you need it most, sending you away super smooth, sparkling and smelling good enough to eat for that fabulous festive party!

THE HOLLY JOLLY COCOA BUTTER MASSAGE FOR KIDS – 60 minutes / 399dhs (only at SensAsia Palm) 

Children over 9 start with a mini Maple, Cinnamon & Sugar Body Buff, followed by a feather-soft 30-minute cinnamon, vanilla and sweet orange cocoa butter massage… and some SensAsia spoiling!

THE HOLLY JOLLY COCOA BUTTER MASSAGE FOR ADULTS – 60 minutes / 420dhs 

Our first ever family treatment! A full 60-minute cinnamon, vanilla and sweet orange cocoa butter massage, which can be taken alongside a child over 9 within a SensAsia couples’ suite at the Palm Jumeirah spa.

THE HOLLY JOLLY COCOA BUTTER HOT STONE MASSAGE FOR ADULTS – 90 minutes / 520dhs

A longer, more indulgent upgrade of the original Holly Jolly, using the healing power of heated stones.

Next time, it will be the boys turn.  We will book Papa and one of the boys.  Good incentive to get them to behave for a Christmas treat – perfect when the school holidays start at the end of this week.

SensAsia Urban Spas are located at The Village in Jumeirah, Emirates Golf Club, Palm Jumeirah and Souk Al Manzil in Downtown Dubai. For more information, online bookings, gift purchases and a full treatment menu, visit www.sensasiaspas.com

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Sunday, December 11, 2016