Series of sixteen different water stations provide ultimate relaxation to body and mind at Ritz Carlton, Al Wadi Resort, RAK.
On my recent staycation at Ritz Carlton, Al Hamra Beach, Ras al Khaimah, we were treated to a unique hydrotherapy session at The Rainforest Spa. A luxurious experience that harnesses the power and currents of water and steam, was something that was novel to me in this part of the world.
Hydrotherapy is a healing treatment that has been used for ages and alleviates various health ailments including rheumatism and arthritis. It is a rejuvenating blend of the Middle Eastern bathing rituals and European-style Hydrotherapy.
The Hydrotherapy at Rainforest incorporates 16 different water stations that are a part of healing journey through one of earth’s most powerful element- the water. These include warm and cold-water baths, steam and sauna with aromatherapy alternated by cool-off baths that end with powerful jetties of water that provide the much -needed relaxation and rejuvenated to the tired and knotted muscles bearing the brunt of modern -day, endless gadget use. Once inside, you feel are transported into the old world of royal hammams, dim lights and variety of aromas enhancing and ameliorating the process of relaxation. All you can hear is the soothing sound of water.
One of the highlights of this memorable experience was the Hammam, a jacuzzi similar to a Moroccan hammam. A station that stood out was the Ice Igloo as it featured an ice fountain to cool the body down after the aromatic steam and/or sauna. The final station that was the cherry-on-top was the Vitality Pool which contains various water massaging beds targeting the whole body, and more specifically tension in the back, shoulders, and head. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only for an hour but works wonders for the body, mind, and soul. The tranquility, the rush of the water, and aromatic fragrance keep all worries at bay and bring peace.