Located at The Abu Dhabi Edition, the Edition Spa is now welcoming guests. Blending local, authentic, healing practices, high impact treatments and wellness programs from around the world, the Edition Spa will offer guests a variety of unique treatments.
Today we are visiting The Abu Dhabi Edition for a day of wellness, our journey begins at the Edition Spa. As we enter the spa we are warmly greeted by the team and taken to the relaxation area. The décor is light with oak flooring, timber walls and soft furnishings. The spa features separate zones for men and women, consisting of seven treatment rooms, including two Hammams, a facial room and couple’s treatment suite. The women’s area also houses a beauty salon and a relaxation lounge. The men’s area features a barber shop by Chaps & Co.
Upon our visit we will be experiencing the Himalayan Sound Therapy alongside a custom Massage. Edition Spa is the only spa in the UAE offering Himalayan Sound Therapy. We begin our treatment by experiencing and embracing the unique grounding welcome ritual that precedes every visit. During the ritual, we take centre stage in the purpose-built grounding bowl, allowing us to experience a cellular renewal while our aura is cleansed before entering the sanctuary that is the Edition Spa.
This is the first time we have ever experienced Himalayan Sound Therapy and being very honest we are slightly sceptical. However, after our treatment we are left feeling surprisingly relaxed. Himalayan Sound Therapy offers a range of benefits from, deep relaxation, improved sleep, stress reduction and stimulated circulation. It works by the sound of the hammered bowls brining the brainwave frequencies into what is called the theta state, which is the state our brains are in during sleep. At the same time the vibrations provide a cellular massage which penetrates deep into your body. Personally, I really enjoyed it, Himalayan Sound Therapy offered more of a mental relaxation than that of a physical one.
Next, the Build A Massage treatment, I was already sold when I was told I was able to tailor my treatment. I select the deep touch, focused style with the relaxing oil blend. My therapist is exceptional, she listens to all my requirements and by doing so offers a spectacular treatment.
Continuing our wellness journey, we make our way to Market at Edition, The Abu Dhabi Edition’s imaginative, healthy lifestyle restaurant. For those of you who haven’t yet visited, Market boasts open kitchens, bright airy décor, farm to table cooking and a healthy no waste kitchen which makes use of its ingredients to their entirety.
I select the Daily Poke Bowl and my dining companion opts for the Smoked, Sweet, Sour a Smoked Seabass dish with Spiced Sweet Mango Puree, Earl Grey, Miso Marinade and Sour Onions. The Daily Poke Bowl consists of Salmon, Ginger, Spinach, Broccoli and Eggplant. Both dishes are excellently presented and taste phenomenal.
Wanting to end on a sweet note but not wanting to divert from our wellness journey we opt for the Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Mousse and the Beetroot Sorbet. The Beetroot Sorbet is our favourite, Blackcurrant, Yogurt and Aquafaba Meringue, all infused to offer bite after bite of deliciousness.
If you are looking for a mental and physical escape without leaving the city, followed by a healthy dining experience we would highly recommend a visit to The Abu Dhabi Edition.
Himalayan Sound Therapy, AED 550 for 60 Mins
Build A Massage, AED 525 for 60 Mins
Daily Poke Bowl, Small, AED 40
Smoked, Sweet, Sour, AED 120
Vegan Chocolate and Avocado Mousse, AED 40
Beetroot Sorbet, AED 40
The Abu Dhabi Edition, 02 208 0000