Royal experience at Meridien

The Royal Spa ... inspired by the ancient Greeks.

Taking its inspiration from the ancient Greeks, the Royal Spa at Le Royal Meridien Bahrain offers a wide of choice relaxing and rejuvenating therapies, but using of state-of-the-art technology.

"It's not just the architectural elegance of the spa overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf that take your breath away," says a hotel spokesperson.

"The meticulous attention to detail, including fresh orchid petals scattered upon big fluffy towels and purifying oils scenting the air, stamps the spa as one of the finest in the world."

The interiors of the Royal Spa encompass the essential element of water, which is widely known for its soothing properties - both physical and mental.

"Water is a theme that echoes throughout, either flowing from fountains or trickling from concealed outlets," said the spokesperson.

"The piece de resistance is the homage to thalassotherapy, defined by a large circular pool beneath a crystal dome."

Thalasso is the Greek word for sea, and the legendary healing and restorative powers of minerals and vitamins found within the sea were used by the Greeks.

Recognising that the combination of minerals, salts and water is similar to our own body fluids, the treatment boosts the lymphatic and circulatory systems which in turn helps to relieve muscular strains and spasms.

The Royal Spa offers an assortment of thalassotherapy therapeutic treatments.

Therapists offer a guiding eye while guests immerse themselves in the multi-jet pool for a massage, or relax in essential oils in a private marine hydrotherapy multi-jet bath, says the spokesperson.

Other alternatives include an affusion massage from overhead shower sprays to pinpoint relevant body areas, or even a jet blitz massage by hand-held high pressure jet hose to attack cellulite and fatty tissues.

The spa offers both non-residential and residential packages. Full body treatments, facials, mud baths, hydrotherapy, seaweed wrap, salt scrub, simultaneous massage, and thalassotherapy are only a sample of the selection of body and facial treatments available at The Royal Spa.

The Royal Spa offers day packages to rejuvenate mind, body and soul, through seawater hydrotherapy to detoxify the body and aromatherapy massage to soothe the mind.

It also offers a range of body or facial treatments including full body exfoliation or stimulating scrub; algae or mud wraps; aromatherapy; pre-natal treatments; hands-on facials; hydrodermie; advanced facials; body-slimming treatments; and Swedish massages.

Alternative therapies are also catered for and feature reflexology, Thai massage, and remedial massage.

The in-house fitness experts will also make guests work hard as well as providing diet and nutrition advice.

"For those who prefer to exercise in private, a personal trainer will offer workout guidance."