FACT’s Angela Beitz heads to Atarmia Spa at the tranquil Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel
& Villas to de-stress with a fabulous facial…

There are so many reasons that I love Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas and the main one is their spa, Atarmia. Spread over two floors, the sanctuary features nine spacious treatment rooms, including one VIP couple’s treatment room as well as indoor and outdoor relaxation zones with the privacy of separate areas for ladies and men. The wellness centre offers an outdoor 25-metre lap pool, an array of hydrotherapy facilities, a manicure and pedicure salon, a fitness room with the latest equipment, a sauna, steam room and whirlpool. When booking a treatment at Atarmia Spa, they give you the option of spending the whole day at the spa to use the facilities which is such a bonus and not done by a lot of other hotels. Whether you want to use the gym, relax in the hydro pool or spend your afternoon at the beautiful private swimming pool, your day will be well spent.

I arrive at the spa and are welcomed and given a refreshing hibiscus drink while I wait for my therapist. I’m trying the Illuminating Facial from HydroPeptide which acts to brighten skin and even out your complexion. I’m shown to the treatment room which is spacious and follows the same chic minimalist theme of the overall hotel. I change into a lovely robe and slippers and the the rapist scrubs and cleanses my feet. HydroPeptide is a Clinical Skincare line along with advanced Skin Care Treatments offering the latest in beauty technologies and products to improve skin health. The range is result driven and the facial treatments are now available for you to try at the spa. The natural plant based products are all free from harmful preservatives, chemical ingredients, perfumes or additives, yet extremely effective.

The Illuminating Facial is a signature therapy which infuses skin with the replenishing benefits of peptides, growth factors and proteins. The therapist identifies my skin’s specific needs and helps to calm the skin as it’s red and irritated. She gives it a thorough cleaning without further inflaming the sensitive areas. After it’s double cleansed twice with the Purifying Cleanser, my face and neck are moisturused. A glycolic peel is then put on the face (the therapist reduces the amount used due to my sensitive skin) and while this if left on to work it’s magic our neck and shoulders are massaged. After this is removed, a hydrating serum is then applied and massaged into the face in uplifting motions. This boosts circulation and brightens skin and then extractions are performed to get rid of any gunk. Then a deeply hydrating mask is applied all over the face and neck and my head is massaged gently while the skin is being moisturised. The facial finishes with serums, moisturiser and SPF. After the facial, my skin is clear, glowing and fine lines and wrinkles have been dramatically diminished. ✤

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