Bangkok, 12 January 2017: Once the festive party season is over, thoughts inevitably turn to new year getaways to help restore balance, relax and detox. Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, the first luxury villa hotel in Salalah in southern Oman, offers guests the chance to unwind in total tranquillity, providing the perfect combination of spa, beach and sun salutations. Situated between a long, scenic beach and a freshwater lagoon, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara brings a new level of luxury and refinement to the region, and offers the perfect city break escape.

Anantara Spa, renowned for its ancient healing traditions of the East balanced with the Middle East’s healing rituals and indigenous ingredients, takes guests on a holistic journey to embrace a healthier mind, body and soul. Featuring five suites with separate facilities for male and female guests, relaxation areas, a Thai massage suite and a nail spa, guests can experience a range of treatments in total privacy with highly skilled therapists. To complete the experience Anantara’s wellness concept, Balance, keeps guests healthy whilst on holiday. Harnessing precious ingredients such as frankincense as well as bananas, coconuts and pomegranates from nearby plantations, each treatment has been designed to renew from tip to toe, whether it’s a stimulating body polish, therapeutic massage, replenishing wrap, radiant facial or ancient Ayurvedic treatment, helping guests relax and prepare for the year ahead. 

Proven to rejuvenate skin, the region’s most celebrated ingredient is utilised in the ‘Frankincense Ritual’, a unique massage experience whereby two therapists perform four hand synchronised massage techniques over the entire body. For a replenishing experience, ‘Coconut Indulgence’ begins with a full body brush using coconut shells, then guests are wrapped in fresh banana leaves to detoxify and re-energise, followed by a soothing massage using warm coconut butter. Couples looking for a romantic touch can indulge in side-by-side massages surrounded by scattered rose petals and flickering candlelight. 

To detox from festive antics, guests can treat their minds and bodies to a traditionally inspired hammam experience, the first in Salalah. The age-old ritual that originated in Ottoman culture purifies the body, cleansing it from toxins and stimulating the immune system. Surrounded by beautiful heated marble, bodies are scrubbed thoroughly to increase blood circulation and awaken the senses before relaxing 

with a cleansing olive foam soaping, nourishing mask and massage. Meanwhile, in the rasul treatment room guests can apply natural mineral mud to their face and body before relaxing in steam to leave skin beautifully soft. 

For an all-encompassing wellness journey Anantara Spa, through its Balance programme, uses consultants and alternative health practitioners to offer three, five and seven day packages targeted at weight management, revitalisation, relaxation and de-stress, detox and rejuvenation. The resort will also be hosting visiting practitioners throughout the year who will be sharing their expertise and knowledge with hotel guests and residents of Salalah. The spa's consultants can design bespoke wellness programmes to cater to guests’ specific wellness needs.  

To help guests get in shape the resort also has a fully equipped gym with a team of personal trainers on hand to help with tips or one-on-one sessions. The range of group exercise classes includes aerobics, beach boot camp and yoga to help tone and de-stress the mind.

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