I was invited by Ego Magazine to the EGO VIP SPA EVENT a few days ago along with a handful of local celebrities and influencers. We spent the morning at the Heart and Soul Spa in Al Barari which is perfectly located next to the well known restaurant ‘The Farm’. The atmosphere of Heart and Soul Spa is so serine, still and calm. It brings a sense of intimacy in a Mediterranean inspired space. The design is earthy yet blissfully all white and simplistic.

We started off the morning with a choice of Fine Tea’s by Avantcha before we settled in for a brief talk by one of their representatives. Avantcha is a brand born in the United Arab Emirates which comprises of a collection of premium quality of whole leaf teas and herbal infusions with an experimental twist.

It was interesting to learn how White Tea bags can be chilled in the fridge or freezer after use and then placed on the face or eyes to give a lifting and firming effect.

After an informative introduction we were each paired with our own therapist into private rooms to experience a 45 minute body massage. I had one of the best massages I’ve ever had. She focused on pressure points in my feet which literally put me to sleep as soon as she started. I loved that they used pure Almond Oil for the massage. It absorbs into the skin so well and doesn’t leave you with a greasy feeling after.

Once we all regrouped looking like we’ve just woken up, we were taught about ‘mindfulness’. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing ones awareness on the present moment, whilst calmly acknowledging and accepting ones feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

We finished the morning off with the most amazing goody bag full of some of my favourite brands. Forrey and Galland, Avantcha, Prestat and Jergens were just some of the treats inside.