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Time to unwind at The Chedi Spa

December 12, 2014

Having kids can really take it’s toll on your mind and body. You can spend your time catering to their every whim and sometimes forget to take care of yourself.

It’s been a tedious week in the Duncan house with the husband away on a trip and the bambino picking up a sickness bug so I was in desperate need for a little “me” time.  I booked myself into the Spa at The Chedi Muscat. Doing something purely for me felt naughty, like a sneaky little secret.

Arriving at The Spa is an experience in itself as I hopped into a golf buggy that was to deliver me to the Spa door. We scooted our through the manicured gardens, past the bubbling water fountain and pulled up along side the famous Chedi Long Pool.

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Stepping into the tranquil Spa greeted by warm inviting smiles I met Wenti who would be taking care of me. She ushered me off into one of the 13 spa suites where I changed into the robe and slippers. Don’t you love that part about a Spa or a hotel?

As my feet were soaked and treated to a sea salt scrub I sipped on a refreshing drink of hibiscus and cinnamon before it was time for a massage.

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My massage of choice for the day was the Ila Tibetan Ku Nye

“This body treatment honours and resects the ancient Tibetan traditions of healing, restoring, harmonising and strengthening the body’s natural flow of energy. A blend of wild-grown essential oils combined with traditional techniques of cupping, acupressure, kneading, rocking, hot stones and pultices to purify the five elements of the body, stimulate the lymphatic system and energise the subtle body and meridian system”


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As I settled on the heated massage bed and allowed Wenti to begin immediately I felt all stresses melt away from my body. My body slipped into ultimate relaxation. My limbs felt fluid as my body was kneaded from head to toe. Pure bliss!

After 90 minutes of beautiful massage we then moved on to a 30 minute facial. Living in such a dusty, humid environment can take it’s toll on your skin. A facial is always great way to rejuvenate your skin to get rid of toxins.

Using lots of beautiful smelling lotions and potions my face felt purified and naturally glowing after some much needed TLC.

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Like all good things in life they must come to an end, slipping back into the real world was a struggle! I wanted to stay at the spa longer.

Before I got changed I clicked the obligatory robe selfie..

Robe selfie

Once dressed I headed along to the Spa Lounge to slowly wake up again overlooking stunning views of the ocean.  Sipping camomile tea and enjoying the view I felt brand new, a million miles from what I felt just a couple of hours earlier.

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Leaving feeling calm and serene I meandered my way back through the gardens again to head home to the mad house.

This was by far the best spa experience I have ever had in my life!

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You can find out more about The Chedi spa here.

Now I know what I will be asking Santa for this Christmas!

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  • Reply Shil December 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    hi, what was the damage to the pocket? :))

    • Reply Heather December 12, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      Well first we have to consider that we, as women wives and mothers, are worth the expense…
      Second, good quality never comes cheap..

      I think it was around 80 rials.

      Lets hope my husband never reads my posts 😛

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