Spa At Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara Enlightens Your Body And Soul

When you are ready to  embark your personal path to wellbeing, a spa booking to pamper yourself is essential. The Spa at Al Baleed Resort Salalh by Anantara is ever ready to pamper you with a total relaxation spa journey infused with Oman's coastal serenity alongside with the Oman's ancient beauty rituals. mylifestylenews writes.

Rooted in Thailand, the essence of Anantara philosophy, ‘without end”, stems from ancient Sanskrit origins that are determined to deliver a Thai inspired luxury spa experience with personalized wellness needs. Have yourself ready to discover the spa journey that has been handed down through the generations in Thailand.

Situated on a separate building directly opposite the hotel main lobby façade, the Spa at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is set in a huge complex that might occur to you it could be a resort conference or convention centre. A Omani fortress design motif sits atop the square-ish concrete brick building adorned with a gigantic shaded glass window that gives a vaguely semi see through effect and also draws natural light to the spa foyer.

Vividly bright when you are looking from inside out, the white wall interior and brightly shinning white marble floors may seem to impose a cold and clinical impression.Thankfully its yellow mustard cushion sofas added some life to the entire spa reception with an enormous metal Arabic lantern fixture centrally hung on the high ceiling. 

Beach straw hats and beach bags are displayed on the wooden cupboard top seemingly catching more attention than any other spa products and instantly makes you think you are in the resort’s retail store instead of a spa.

The hallway leading to the back of the reception houses a beautifully decorated traditional hammam for various treatments and service. Across from the hamman are the changing rooms and relaxation areas with experience showers, the male and female change rooms have separate entrances due to local customs giving a more spa like feature.

Traditional Hammam with Moorish design motif.

Black tiles contrast he white walls in the centre of the changing room with a well fitted mirror against the end of the room. Soaring high ceilings provide a more airy ventilation as well as some direct sunlight from the glassed roof.

A small Japanese dry garden decorated with black stones also adds a distinctive zen style to the entire room.

The spa offers quite a selection of treatments and even with some holistic packages to detox your mind, body and soul and eventually to re-discover yourself at the end of the programme. We were offered a 45-minute signature Frankincense Ritual massage enhanced with frankincense oil from Salalah, known as the perfume capital of Arabia used on the therapist’s silky hands to rub it in with medium to strong massage techniques in a complete rebalancing sequence for the body, leaving you feeling unwound, at peace and in complete relaxation.

The 45-minute treatment may seem too short but if it is done well, the rejuvenation and the revival of our body has a distinctive effect at the end of the treatment massage by soothing the aching muscles and cleansing the body and mind, lavishing the skin and awakening the senses. Despite a few protocols and sequences not done accordingly before and during the spa treatment such as room temperature control, Spa music opted out, no aroma or scented palm was offered while taking in the 3 deep breaths to calm the body at the beginning of the treatment, no fresh flower bowl arrangement looking through the spa bed through the head rest support and no awakening call from the meditation bell Tingsha cymbals or other alternative being offered and so forth, other than that, my therapist did well with the pressure that was applied to my body and works just as well.

At least, our treatment allowed us to indulge in the essence of Anantara spa and we were gently whisked away on a short journey of lasting impression and end our wellness journey enlightened with our body restored.

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 3.5/5
Room Amenities: 3.5/5
Service: 3/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4/5

P.O. Box 360,
P.C. 214, Al Mansurah Street,
Al Baleed, Salalah,
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: +968 2322 8166

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