Monique Chambers decrees – Because I'm worth it

hamamTo heed the warning from friend to lock myself in the house post-noon on Sunday, I, having been locked in for the best part of a week with tonsillitis, decided to book a Turkish bath at the Carisma Spa at the Intercontinental. The experience starts with you getting changed, and if desired, using the pool facilities. I couldn’t find my swimsuit, so had to avail myself of the ‘one time wear’ undies and sarong, so a dip was out of the question.

I entered the steamy room and ws asked to lay on the warm hexagonal centrepiece. After a couple of minutes, I was doused with pales of warm water; why don’t showers have fittings like these, the sensation is so much nicer than the rain water effect. This was followed by a gentle scrub with a loofah mitten, to slough away dead skin cells and invigorate circulation. Another rinse and then (I peeked) the therapist looked like she was doing ribbon gymnastics dance with a cloth, which, when it came my way, released a lemon verbena scented foam all over my body. It felt amazing. Viscous like honey, but light.Sadly, this was rinsed away, but the treatment was not over.

A gentle hair wash and then massage with oils was performed before moving to a treatment room for further massages. Arms, legs, head, face and feet – my idea of heaven. I would have been happy to stay there, but the Cinderella-like curfew meant I dashed off before the car-cades began.  I highly recommend this treatment, and not just because they are an advertiser, but because you are worth it!

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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