The Rainforest offers 16 state-of-the-art hydrothermal therapies and an extensive range of wellness facilities
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 26 December 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert has relaunched the renowned Rainforest located within the hotel on a magnificent 500 hectares nature reserve. This tranquil resort has so much to offer, from intimate dining in an unparalleled choice of al-fresco activities to a transformative spa with wellness experiences.
The Rainforest is a complete hydrothermal sanctuary combining the best of European hydrothermal culture with Middle-Eastern bathing rituals to create a calming haven dedicated to holistic rejuvenation. This includes a trail of 16 state-of-the-art hydrothermal therapies and wellness facilities, each designed to soothe and revitalize the body and soul.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Al Wadi Desert offers a harmonious Oasis Al Wadi signature experience. This Arabian-inspired ritual uses local and traditional ingredients, designed to enliven the senses whilst providing nourishment and hydration to the skin. Combining the warming and invigorating benefits of clove and cardamom, anti-oxidant rich oil with soothing massage techniques to deeply relax the body, hydrate the skin and rejuvenate the mind. Following a relaxing massage or facial from the spa, guests can undertake a soothing journey through the Rainforest which for optimal benefit should be followed by the map.
Tantalise the senses with varied rain shower experiences, including a warm Summer Storm, a cold Arctic Mist and a Tropical Rainbow alongside vivid lighting effects. These showers are designed to increase or reduce body temperature between the different hydrothermal treatments and bringing the showering experience to a whole new level.
Feel the tension melt away in these two aromatic steam chambers, each offering a unique scent. With a high temperature, heavy perspiration is induced which in turn promotes body detoxification. The immune system will also receive a boost as circulation improves.
The combination of steam and salt is the ideal remedy that opens up the nasal passage. The body temperature gradually increases, to gently strengthen the circulatory system and initiate a purifying process.
Bucket Drench Shower
Brace the Bucket Drench Shower experience as the sudden change in temperature closes the pores of the skin, to improve its tone and clarity. Try this age-old unique hydrotherapy as one is drenched from head to toe with a massive amount of water falling from a bucket feature and enjoy the invigorating experience.
This is an ideal introduction for a first detoxifying treatment. High humidity steam gently warms the body to stimulate blood circulation while the mind slowly relaxes as the therapeutic aroma infuses the cabin.
Steeped in rich Middle Easterrn bath ritual traditions for body cleansing and purification, the Hammam features four individual cabins, as well as a shower and a bubbling jet pool to refresh the senses.
Guests will be soothed by the aromatic essence of dried herbs and flowers in this warm, comforting chamber. Graduating soothing lights adds to this multi-sensory hydrothermal treatment.
Awaken the senses with a cold rub-down with ice crystals or a rain shower. This unique and refreshing experience helps boost one’s blood circulation. Rub fresh ice on the body to tighten the skin while enhancing the circulatory system. Recommended for those who wish to address a specific cellulite-prone area.
Surrender to an invigorating Rain Walk and be caressed with a generous shower of warm water to cleanse the body before continuing the journey of The Rainforest.
Feel the tension melting away in this dry chamber. With such a high temperature, the body can free itself of toxins through induced perspiration while the immune system boosts and circulation improves.
Treat the feet and calf muscles to the delightful sole therapy that helps to soothe aches and pains, bringing the bounce back into the step. This therapy promotes a healthy sole with two tingling foot spas – the pebbled pond feature combines the rejuvenating effects of alternating cold and hot hydrotherapy while the cross-current walk feature is ideal for a light sole exercise.
Tropical Rain Shower
This state-of-art hydrotherapy facility combines scent, lighting and varying water temperatures for a heightened shower experience.
Water jets are used for the treatment of stress, to soothe tense muscles and improve blood circulation, working like a soft acupressure massage all over the body to calm and relax the body. The Vitality Pool consists of six different acupressure jet stations: Hydro Massage Lounger, Hydro Massage Jets for Upper Body, Hydro Massage Jets for Lower Body, Relaxing Foot Spa, Waterfalls for Neck & Shoulders and a Body Massager.
The Rainforest is open daily from 9.00am to 8.00pm and guests are encouraged to make a reservation. In-house guests for both The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and Al Hamra Beach can use The Rainforest facility for AED 100 per person per hour. Outside guests can indulge for AED 150 per person per hour. Children under 16 years are not permitted to use the hydrothermal facility at The Rainforest.