One of my favorite things to do during what little precious “me” time I have is visiting local spas. The spa and I have been life long friends, as I promise you I’ve visited and tried more than a 100 spas in my military travels. Well, I’m here to tell you that I have discovered the best Spa I’ve experienced thus far, and I had to come all the way to the Middle East to find it! Visiting Six Senses Spa in Sharq Village, Doha is like taking a step back in time, as no details were spared in this hidden jewel of Qatar.
In a typical spa, you normally walk through a walled hallway to a treatment room. At Six Senses, you walk through stone alleyways covered with cloth that gives you a feeling that you’re onboard a Dhow (Middle Eastern Sailboat) looking up at the sails. The Spa also has the most ornate changing room. Instead of lockers, Six Senses placed old wooden armoires that are carved with intricate designs. The Spa is decorated with clay vases, orient lanterns and water features to set a relaxing ambiance. One of my favorite treatments on their menu is the Moroccan Hamam experience that will leave you feeling like royalty. The Moroccan Hamam experience begins inside of a steam room for a hair treatment. Next is a series of exfoliations using rose petals and dates that will leave your skin softer than it has ever been.
During my visit at Six Senses I had the pleasure of trying out a 50 minute facial. This facial featured a skincare line by the Organic Pharmacy. The facial began by cleansing my skin using Carrot Butter, which has a heavenly smell and is infused with rosemary, carrot and Shea butter. The neat thing about this cleanser is that you massage it directly on the face without water and it’s removed with a muslin cloth. I loved this product so much that I had to purchase it when I got home. I visited the Organic Pharmacy website and learned that it’s a UK based company founded by Margo Marrone. Margo is a “pharmacist who specializes in herbal medicine, nutrition and well being with a focus on natural and alternate medicine.” Last, I found the following information:
Made with love in London
We believe beautiful products and services come from the heart. We are so proud that our products are produced in the UK in our own factory where we can ensure complete traceability and quality. Manufactured in small batches we make sure each and every product is perfect.
Beautiful Organic Ingredients
We could never make beautiful products without some special ingredients. Naturally our ingredients are certified organic but in addition to being organic we use some very special extracts, over 250 organic medicinal herbs to be precise, but in many products we have our star ingredients, which we use over and over again because they are so fantastic.
If you’re ever in this part of the world, I highly recommend you make time to visit Six Senses Spa. The attention to detail, remarkable spa services and great staff will leave you in absolute splendor. And, if you’re looking for a cleaner skin care line that will leave your face feeling fresh and remarkable, you have to try The Organic Pharmacy.
Six Senses Spa: http://www.sixsenses.com/spas/doha/welcome
The Organic Pharmacy: http://www.theorganicpharmacy.com
*Spa photos provided from Six Senses Spa Qatar website.