Unwinding and Relaxing at The Kampala Serena Maisha Spa
“To a mind that is still, the whole world surrenders…”- Anon. After weeks or days of working and tiring your brain out, at times it will become too much for your body. The more you work without a moment to take and indulge your body and brain, both might give way even faster than expected. Relaxation is quite vital for the human mind and body, you need to always take time off all the work, smartphones, computers and noise to relax. That means you need to go to a place that embodies good aura, relaxation and mental bliss. A place that will help rebuild your body and replenish the lost energy and strength.
The Maisha Spa at the Kampala Serena is what you need after a long week of work; it is not just about getting a simple massage and working out after someone has dug through muscles and you still have aches all over. Maisha is the place you go to when you want to test the limits your body can reach and surpass at the same time learn more about the true language that your body speaks.
The walk from the main Serena structure to the Spa is almost part of the therapy; the several trees filled a breeze waving leisurely as you cross over the small bridges, with little brooks flowing under them into the man-made pond are so beautifully calming.
Inside the spa, the space has a calming but still welcoming feel to it. You can see the intricate decor with warm brown and turquoise colors throughout the whole area matching the calm aura. The first thing you get when you reach the Spa is a consultation with the in house professionals who have been in the beauty therapy, bodybuilding and health business for years. This consultation helps them know what they should recommend for you; in the case of workouts, massage and facial therapy that is offered at the spa.
After every consultation you will get a full workout daily routine schedule that helps you monitor what you will do throughout the week.
There are two sections of the spa; the upstairs which is a big contrast from downstairs. It is a well stocked gym with an expansive workout area whose equipment varies from what workouts are carried out within the space. The area has fast paced and loud music that is set to match what happens upstairs, a fast pace of energy and strength. You will find trainers in every space working or helping someone match up to the routine. Every workout you do is on a specific schedule that is made for you according to the results of your first consultation at the Spa. This is important for you because it helps you not jump onto a workout lifestyle that is not good for your body type especially for people with heart and high blood pressure issues. The trainers will go as far as explaining and recommending a number of lifestyle changes that need to be undertaken in your life to compliment your new healthy step; the way you eat and live.
There are several classes ranging from Spin classes, yoga, zumba, swimming and aerobics and the best part is working out with a view of the city.
Downstairs is more calm, even the music is very calm and relaxing. When the masseuses talk to you, their voices are calm as they instruct you on what you will do for your first time as a guest at the Maisha. There is fruit infused water all over the spa even at the gym that is said to be very healthy for you and because so many people can’t drink plain water.
The spa doesn’t allow phones, the moment you get to the dressing room you leave everything behind in your locker. Phones interrupt the calm aura in the area and you will be fined close to 30$ for using your phone within the space.
There are six rooms in the lower spa with several more being worked on to increase the number. Lilac, Gardenia, Lavender, Jasmine and Mimosa are the private massage rooms; each room is well equipped with a self warming bed, a music player for the client to select their calming music, Elamis oils, facial machines and sometimes a shower for you to use after.
The spa offers a wide range of massage from hot stone massages which the head Masseuse recommends for anyone with aches and pains, to aromatherapy and deep tissue massages. There’s a room specifically made for working on the manicure- pedicure, complete facial and salon needs for any of the clients that come in.
Once you visit the Maisha spa, all the aches and pains you had will be left behind on your way out. It is no wonder the Maisha Spa was one of the finalists at the “World Luxury Spa Awards” in 2013, the service offered can easily be rated above and beyond most of the other spas available in the city.
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