Spa Spotlight: Egyptian Treatments at Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh
Ancient Egyptian rituals and natural treatments relax and rejuvenate at this Arabian-style spa.
Since long before the days of Cleopatra and her legendary fresh milk baths, Egypt has been a place that celebrates beauty and indulges the senses. From the storefront perfumers who blend exotic, flower-filled oils to the bathing rituals enjoyed in neighbourhood hammams across the country, Egypt’s appreciation for spa and wellness never fades. At the beachfront Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, located on the banks of the Red Sea, guests can experience these decadent Egyptian traditions. Here are four exclusive spa treatments that promise to pamper your body and restore your soul.
Soothe and rejuvenate sun-kissed skin with the Arabian Coffee Ritual, an 80-minute treatment that begins with a body scrub and wrap made from milk, Red Sea minerals and freshly ground coffee (great for stimulating circulation and tackling cellulite). The treatment culminates in a nourishing cocoa butter massage. The Cleopatra treatment is an 80-minute service that skips the scrub and treats guests to a relaxing massage following—what else?—a decadent soak in milk and honey.
Based on treatments once reserved for kings and queens, the 80-minute Pharaonic Massage eases tight muscles with a combination of strong, purposeful strokes and fragrant poultices filled with fresh mint and chamomile, dipped in warm sweet almond oil, and applied to key points along the body.
Focus on the Feet
Going barefoot on the beach is bliss, but be sure to pamper your feet afterwards with the Luxury Foot Care treatment. Far beyond the standard spa pedicure, this 80-minute service includes exfoliation with a Moroccan soap and salt scrub, a nail treatment and polish and a luxurious foot and leg massage.
Can’t decide on just one indulgence? The two-hour Egyptian Beauty package starts with a welcome ritual that cleanses and revives feet with fresh lemon and mint. Then, following an exfoliating body scrub with couscous and stimulating spices, the signature Pharaonic Massage eases tension and hydrates sun-parched skin.