In general, I like doing one thing at a time. It’s easier to focus on each of them, following the flow from the very beginning. But when it comes to massages, I must say, sometimes combinations really work wonders. At least this is what the latest Chaslu Wellbeing Spa experience taught me.
Located in one of the top premium locations in Dubai – Jumeirah – Chaslu Wellbeing Spa is a simple but friendly day spa, whose main purpose is to insure an environment where body and soul achieve a perfect balance in order to naturally fight against diseases, stress and everyday tension.
The spa doctors and therapists have a broad knowledge of many areas of Eastern Medicine, so, as soon as I arrived there, which was 30 minutes sooner than established actually, I decided to go for a mix of old Oriental techniques – Tuina Massage and Foot Reflexology.
My therapist, Miu-Miu, a Chinese masseuse who has been collaborating with Chaslu Spa for the last year and a half, explained me that, normally, they provide Tuina Massage for 60 minutes and Foot Reflexology for 30-60 minutes. As a combination, though, both massages took about one hour and a half. But I can hardly explain how this trip into the world of senses felt like! As we entered the room, she told me to comfortably lay down on the bed and gave me a choice of two oils – almond oil and aromatherapy oil. I know how beneficial almond oil usually is for the skin, but, for one reason or another, it doesn’t seem to suit mine. So, I decided in favor of aromatherapy oil.
Once the decision taken, I abandoned myself to senses. Just imagine a perfect environment in a parallel world – the temperature was just right, the music in the background was relaxing and harmonious and, as soon as I felt the hands slowly massaging my back and shoulder, all the weariness and worries vanished.
Now let me tell you more about Tuina Massage. Next to acupuncture, dietetics, phytotherapy and energetic gymnastics (Qi Gong and Tai Chi), Tuina is one of the five main Chinese therapy disciplines that have been used in China for over 2000 years. Tuina seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the body, allowing it to naturally heal itself. The massage includes a lot of compressing movements on the back, the hands, the legs and the feet, able to release the tension and energize the body.
My therapist’s hands, especially, were moving precisely towards those painful points, making the pain disappear. Once the Tuina massage over, Miu-Miu started the Foot Reflexology session. The feet are more complex than they look like. They contain a whole body map where each part of your body has a respective point on the foot. Pressing the right point energizes that body part, accelerating the natural self-healing process. It detoxifies, eliminates fatigue, improves the whole body functions & the cognitive process and the list of reflexology magic powers can go on. One thing I can tell you for sure – those 30 minutes of reflexology seemed like fresh air to my tired and exhausted feet.
The moment I opened my eyes was just like waking up from a trance. I didn’t realize so far how deeply relaxed I was. Miu-Miu’s hands put a spell on me. Once the massage over, I was offered a cup of tea and tried to find out more about the Spa. This is how I discovered that Chaslu recently got the license as a medical spa. It has two doctors on board as well, able to bring their expertise and make sure each client gets the treatment that suits him/her best.
I left the spa feeling like a new born. And thinking that, no matter how organized I try to be, doing two things in the same time can be quite pleasant and productive.
Have you ever tried a Tunia Massage at Chaslu Wellbeing Spa? Or a massage combination in one session?
If so, we’d really appreciate your opinion. Let us know how it felt like, how much you’ve enjoyed it, by posting a comment below.