If there’s one thing we cannot be accused of, it’s not knowing how, where, and when to pamper ourselves. Working hard is one thing, but down-time is quite another - and increasingly the challenge is to balance one with the other. For us it’s all about ‘quality time’. When we switch off the BlackBerry and disengage from our iPad it’s got to be for a jolly good reason. The new Six Senses Spa at the just-as-new Hotel Missoni, Kuwait offers us all the reasons we need.
If you know the world’s finest spas you’ll already know Six Senses. They are in a select number of some of the world’s most unique and special hotels - regionally we’ve already visited them at Evason Ma’In Hot Springs and Zighy Bay. It’s nice to know that Six Senses can become part of our regular routine.
As the spa opened, we were the first through the doors to check the place out for you. It’s a tough job, but we’re really good to our readers.
Massage therapies are the heart of Six Senses. And they’ve a long enough list of different massages to satisfy any whim for relaxation or invigoration.
But Six Senses is far more than massage - it’s a total sensory experience. The foundation of the experience is formed by three primary senses; sight, sound, and touch. The second stage builds upon this by appealing to the more acute senses of taste and smell.
For us men, because sometimes it’s just not easy being a man, Six Senses Spa has devised a full ‘maintenance’ program. Choose from 30, 50 or 80 minutes of back, neck and shoulder massage, deep tissue, sports or scalp massage, foot acupressure, men’s maintenance facial, back cleanse, salt scrub, men’s manicure, men’s pedicure, or hair removal.
Perhaps an hour of yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Pilates or abdominal exercising and stretching is more your thing? It’s all there at Six Senses Spa at Hotel Missoni, Kuwait.
After the Six Senses experience, the most difficult thing to do is to turn the BlackBerry back on again.
You can find out more about the Six Senses Spa at Hotel Missoni Kuwait by calling +965 2577 0077 or by visiting
www.sixsensesspas.com or www.hotelmissoni.com
First published in Men's Passion issue #32 June-July-August 2011