The Moment I Was Taken ‘AWAY’ At The W Amman Spa
Being a beauty enthusiast has -luckily- always offered bountiful opportunities for me to indulge in and experience.. Recently I have been invited to the newly opened W Amman Hotel AWAY Spa, a sanctuary styled in contemporary luxury that literally takes you away when you find yourself in need of some pampering and a whole lot of ‘you’ time!
Welcomed by the friendly staff, I had the pleasure of meeting ‘AWAY’ spa manager Jelena who sat me at the reception lounge and explained to me the different treatments and packages they offer. I eventually decided to go for the ‘Mix Of All’ package, a treatment that involves three revitalizing techniques combined into one 2-hour journey of total body restoration.
AWAY spa uses the wonderful Phytomer brand, known to be pioneers in marine biotechnology, the brand offers unique products with cutting-edge active ingredients,
skincare products that were used had a subtle relaxing smell that reminded me of the fascinating powers of the sea.. Kiki made sure to explain to me exactly what she was going to do.. I was completely ready to be taken away after my longest day ever!
The ‘Mix Of All’ merges 3 treatments; a clarifying and detoxing back massage, an anti-aging eye contour treatment and last but not least an invigorating leg gel wrap… Kiki was my Esthetician and I have to admit she did an amazing job!
The treatment kicked off with a blissful back massage, which I am always in need of, like most people, I am usually very tight in my back, shoulders, and neck from sitting at a desk all mornings… Kiki almost released all the strain and pain and applied some pressure to help stimulate the muscle knots that I could feel the tension subsiding by the second.. The clarifying back massage lasted a good 20 minutes or a bit more..
I was then asked to lay down face up in order to resume the back treatment, this time Kiki prepared a muddy detox kind of paste that i was asked to lay down over while placing it under my lower back, this kind of treatment is supposed to help in detoxing and cleansing the liver and the lower digestive tract, it involves a reaction between its ingredients that results in such stimulation.. Felt like little bubbles trying to get their way into my lower back and it felt so good!
The cleansing mud remained until the whole treatment was over..Meanwhile, other treatments resumed.. Kiki used a peppermint blend that she generously slathered on my legs and covered both with a nylon wrap.. All I could feel was a burst of a cooling effect, so invigorating and refreshing while delivering a sensation of lightness.. Peppermint has a firming body effect and is commonly used to target cellulite.. It stimulates, rejuvenates and purifies your skin while Improving circulation, making it an ideal treatment for sore, aching muscles or water retention, it is highly recommended as a summer-time treatment for its wonderful cooling bliss..
Last but not least came the anti-aging eye contour treatment, known to defy tiredness and ease puffiness, it took the shape of a liquid paste that Kiki prepared and spread over my closed eyes, a minute later it hardened up and stayed on for 10 minutes, delivering an intensive boost of hydration while plumping the skin, this eye mask promises to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well..
Finally, and after the wrap and mask were removed I was left alone for a moment of indulgence.. Realizing how genuinely relaxed I was -mentally and physically- and at the same time given a boost of some energy to resume what’s on my list for the rest of my day.. I highly recommend visiting AWAY, it will surely become your go-to place for much needed unwinding and a whole lot of TLC and pampering..