Pamper in Paradise

Soothing music to relax your mind, body and soul, and a therapist to transport you into a world of peace and tranquility – now that’s an experience you want when you visit a spa. Thalassa Sea & Spa is the epitome of luxury and world-class treatments. FACT’s Pallavi Ramesh took a trip down to Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa for a pamper session that was worth every second…

Thalassa Sea & Spa is probably Bahrain’s best-kept secret when it comes to wellbeing, and I was about to discover them all on a voyage of total serenity. This spa is a unique Thalassotherapy institute and luxury spa resort. Massages and treatments from oxygen bubbles to seaweed wraps use Aqua science products, with seawater being the main ingredient.

The minute you step into Thalassa Sea & Spa, welcoming smiles and a warm homeaway- from-home atmosphere will greet you. A quick tour of this luxurious spa was always on the cards. My therapist Charlene takes me around starting with the locker room, then to the massive pools with ocean views and finally the treatment rooms. It feels like a different planet all together, with amenities and packages that will leave you wanting to shout from the rooftops about it but at the same time not say a word, because this is a haven, one that you’ll want to experience and keep all for yourself! This spa can surely make you forget about the outside world!

I was prepared for the Thalassa Escape Package, feeling ready to by detoxified and revitalised from head to toe. We begin with the Affusion Body Scrub, a 30-minute massage with marine salt crystals under the fine shower of warm seawater. It’s a calming treatment that releases stress, softens the skin and exfoliates; opening the pores for the next round. After this, staying awake feels like a task.

Thalassotherapy treatments, a relaxing body massage with aroma oil was just the perfect way to end this impressive spa journey.

Next up is the Seawater Hyrdromassage Bath, also for 30 minutes. As I step into the tub and lay down floating in the water, Charlene sprinkles some concentrated seaweed powder into the tub. The seawater jets open, with multiple heated and filtered jets rushing on the entire body, all set at varied temperatures and pressure – though it sounds vigorous, it was absolutely soothing. The jets work from neck down to the soles of the feet, which releases pressure and muscle tension, and also helps to reduce joint pains.

Still, the best part of the treatment was yet to come – the Marine Body Wrap (my personal favourite). I lay on an airbed, wrapped first in a warm cocoon of seaweed, foil and then a hot blanket, for 30 minutes. Of course, I fell asleep. This treatment gives the body a massive makeover, on both the skin, and in relieving pain. My muscles feel looser straight afterwards (highly recommended for anyone with a bad back).

After the three thalassotherapy treatments, a relaxing body massage with aroma oil was just the perfect way to end this impressive spa journey. It’s peaceful, and I’m left in a state of bliss. I was a happy customer, who walked out of Thalassa Sea & Spa feeling the most calm and relaxed than I have in a long time. I would definitely recommend each one of you to try the Thalassa Escape Package, because stress and tension is a part of everyday life and your body deserves this pamper session. The right time for a spa escape is now, go on, give them a call and book today! ✤


GO: Visit Thalassa Sea & Spa at Sofitel Bahrain Thalassa Sea & Spa. Call 1763 6399 for bookings and more information.