At Six Senses Spas, the ethos of pioneering wellness encompasses making unremitting efforts to improve ourselves. And with spring and summer just around the corner, it is the ideal time to review our daily habits and make a step towards a healthier lifestyle.

Six Senses Spa Doha at Sharq Village & Spa has your whole body covered, from massages, body treatments and result-orientated facials to specialist therapies and wellness and fitness programmes – there is simply something for everyone.

Using local dates, honey, figs and almonds, Six Senses Spa locally-inspired treatments bring together the healing benefits of natural ingredients with soothing treatment techniques to deliver a truly relaxing spa experience.

If you want to bring some glow back to your skin, choose from a wide selection of facials designed to nourish, revitalise and deliver instant results. Six Senses Spa skincare partners such as Amala and Subtle Energies pride themselves on delivering pure quality experiences, resulting in radiant and glowing skin.

The latest addition is a range of oxygen treatments from Intraceuticals, delivering oxygen directly to the skin together with special serums to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look firmer and smoother.

If you are looking to cleanse the body and mind, the Six Senses Spa three-day detox programme is the perfect solution for you. Each day is carefully planned and starts at 7 am and concludes at 9 pm.

Day one is dedicated to the elimination of toxins by boosting your lymphatic drainage system and includes cardio exercise, a body scrub and a hot stone massage. You can also enjoy detoxifying teas and juices. The second day focuses on soothing the digestive system through a combination of cleansing teas and juices with yoga postures. It concludes with a relaxing destress massage. Your last day is all about strengthening the immune system and includes a hydrotherapy session, yoga and meditation followed by foot acupressure to remove energy blockages and restore balance. You will be also treated to delicious juices packed with antioxidants.

Those wishing to kick-start or improve their fitness can enjoy a plethora of fitness activities such as cardio and function sessions, spinning and circuit training, as well as Zumba and aerobics.

There are also various wellness classes on offer, including different styles of yoga – hatha, power hot yoga, vinyasa or asthanga – helping you develop strength, flexibility and mental clarity, as well as body awareness. Thai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow and focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. It is ideal for strengthening the cardiovascular system and harmonising the flow of energy in the body. And if you are looking to calm the mind and relax the body, try meditation.

Group sessions accommodate up to 25 guests and are available as mixed or ladies-only classes. Or you can enjoy personalised attention during a private class.

For many years, visiting practitioners have also played an integral part in Six Senses Spa wellness offerings; their talent and expertise have benefited hundreds of guests and hosts alike.

Ranging from must-visit osteopaths, facialists with high-tech technology and skillful fingers, to the less conventional types such as life meditators and aura readers, Six Senses Spa has offered the old and the new in the pursuit of our guests’ wellbeing.

But as people juggle more in their daily lives than ever before and find themselves burned out with sore backs, tired complexions and weary minds, the search for that perfect antidote for lives’ ultra‑stressed schedules continues and so does Six Senses Spa search for the best experts in alternative medicine.

The spa’s hall of fame includes Dr Chet Collins, whose track record for relieving and correcting persistent physical concerns with motion therapy have earned him a reputation as ‘Dr Magic Hands’.

Shivani Aldalja’s ability to see colours, aura and energy fields has earned her a reputation for being the leading new age wellbeing consultant in the region. You will learn about aura in relation to your life, discover how aura alignment helps balance personal and professional lives and how to better enjoy the present moment.

Jacob Melaard is also one of the must see practitioners and his positive change session blends various cutting edge techniques from the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy™, Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as tapping) and is designed to help you release the negative emotions around a memory, or let go of a feeling that makes you feel ‘stuck in a rut’.

Alternatively, you can always take advantage of local practitioners such as Thippawan Noree, renowned for invigorating Fusion Thai Therapy combining various massage techniques to ease muscle tension, clear energy blockages and induce deep relaxation. Shiatsu Practitioner and Macrobiotic Health Advisor, Yuko Ozawa, offers Shiatsu together with macrobiotic consultations and dietary coaching to help you achieve optimal health.

There are also plenty of additional activities and workshops to keep your wellbeing diary busy from full moon outdoor yoga to running and walking events, workshops with visiting and in-house practitioners, and wellness Sundays, all designed to help you explore various wellness topics and approaches to leading a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Don’t miss Six Senses Spa’s event next week!

Ever wondered why some prefer a certain type of workout and others don’t? Join Wim Kuit a clinical psychologist from Naufar Healthcare centre as he will talk about how to motivate yourself for physical exercise according to your personality type.

Date: Sunday 9 August 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

For more information about treatments and practitioners at Six Senses Spa, contact Sharq Village & Spa at 4425 6999/6995 or check out Six Senses Spa’s Facebook page.