Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate

Bridge the gap between expert skincare and total wellness for your body and mind.

As I entered the InterContinental Regency Bahrain I was taken aback by the sheer grandeur of the place.  Whilst I was looking up and soaking in my surroundings one of their staff members politely directed my partner and I to the lift.  As the lift started to ascend to the Spa InterContinental, situated on the 10th Floor, I was excited albeit a little apprehensive about my massage. Unfortunately, I have been in other establishments where their ‘relaxed’ atmosphere is nothing short of hectic, with a gaggle of voices outside the room.  Alas, my concerns were quickly dashed as the doors opened and my senses were awoken with the delightful smell of lemongrass.

The smiling receptionists who welcomed my partner and I instantly put me at ease. They advised us of the four treatment rooms (2 couples and 2 singles) and asked us what our preference was. We decided on one of the couples’ rooms.

We were then introduced to our masseuses who asked relevant questions about what we wanted to achieve from our session, alongside querying if there were any specific areas that we would like them to focus on.

As we stepped in to the couples massage room I couldn’t help but smile. Rose petals surrounded the delicately furnished room, it was so romantic yet subtle. Our masseuses provided us with a mash-up of two massage techniques to allow optimum results. This was a nice touch as it was evidently bespoke towards our needs and the knots in our backs definitely benefited from this!

The whole process was so relaxing and they only use award-winning luxury European brand ‘Bruno Vassari’ alongside a collection of other natural products, such as fruits, seeds, chocolate and yoghurt. No wonder it smells as nice as it feels!

They asked minimal yet relevant questions about their pressure without disturbing the ambience. This prompt is important, as I’ve sometimes felt that it’s inappropriate to raise my concern for fear of upsetting the masseuse and just “put up” with their technique.

Once our session was complete we were asked if we wanted to use their steam room or use the attached shower room to freshen up.

Afterwards I met their spa manager ‘Lolita Sarengo’ to ask about any offers that they had ongoing. She happily proceeded to tell me that couples can enjoy a 50 minute massage accompanied by a complimentary body scrub throughout the month of February, all for the discounted price of 55bd.  Also, why not share the love and purchase one of their gift vouchers as a treat? This also provides you with the added bonus of a further 30% off any treatment.

As we were leaving we were offered refreshing detox water and were advised of the importance to hydrate after a massage. InterContinental Spa truly has thought of everything! ν

For reservations Tel +973 17208355

Open daily 8am to 10pm