After a long tiring week, one could not think of a better way to relax and regain his power, other than spending a day at the spa resting and escaping Cairo’s fatigue lifestyle. Looking for a perfect couple of hours of spa time to start the weekend is what I have been looking for all week.
Luckily, spas celebrate the world red day through outstanding offers that would be one of Valentine’s most appreciated gifts, and the Nile Ritz Carlton is one of the best fancy places to do so.
Valentine’s packages expand to more than just a day at the luxurious hotel. Looking at the several packages, I could not resist trying them all.
The extravagant two-hour experience started at the spa hall, where the fragrance of rose oil petals dominated the place, where I reviewed the packages and picked one of them.
For Valentine’s Day, Nile Ritz Carlton offers either a 60-minute champagne massage for couples or the second package that includes a 25-minute body rose scrub, a 25-minute chocolate body mask, and a 50-minute massage for one person. As for the third package, it offers to individuals enjoying any of the body scrub, mask, or massage separately.
In bad need for some luxury and a new experience, I went for the second package.
Sitting in the soft, giant robe, relaxing at the sauna where steam surrounds you, invading your cells, on one of the winter’s cold nights, was a great start to a deluxe, nourishing experience.
The laze journey actually started in a cosy suit containing a private steam room, a shower, and a bed, where the quiet Thai masseuse started with the rich, moisturising body scrub, made of coconut, olive oil, and roses. Exfoliating extra skin has never smelled more nice nor tasty. The mixture of the three components created a rough, yet moisturising texture, which left my skin boosted, soft, and shiny, while smelling freshly fruity and nutty.
For 25 minutes, each body part, from neck to toe, was well pampered and covered with the texture, before it was left for 10 extra minutes in the steam room to absorb the mixture and absorb the oil.
The second phase was being foil-wrapped with the dark chocolate body mask, that is used to deeply moisturise and soften the skin.
The experience was a mixture of temptation and joy. Between the smell of melting dark chocolate, and the smoothness of it spreading around one’s body, the 25-minute mask left my body’s tan shining, deeply soft, and well moisturised.
When it came to the massage, customers are left with deciding whether they want a champagne massage or a normal one with natural sweet odours.
Nile Ritz Carlton is a lounge that offers one of the best body treatment services in Cairo. While the long, soft masseuse fingers slipped over my neck and face, flying in another world of heaven was the constant feeling.
With the dim light, classic music, and sound of sea waves in the background, while her fingers lightly pressure over the stressed knots, the massage was one of the best I tried.
Generally, the two-hour experience was one of a kind and I highly recommend it.
The champagne massage for two persons was for EGP 3,000, while the mixed package is also for EGP 3,000. For the body rose scrub and chocolate mask separately, each costs EGP 1,000, while the champagne massage is for EGP 2,000.