Royal Mansour Spa
Marrakech, Morocco | http://www.royalmansour.com
If it is actually possible to have an outer body experience, this might have just been mine. The Royal Mansour Spa’s white iron atrium can only be described as heavenly. The structure, which was designed to evoke a bird cage, is a design masterpiece that entices the senses. As I gazed up the three story structure to the sky, a cloud of soft light seemed to engulf my spirit taking away the last shred of stress I had in my being. I was completely under its spell.
Total tranquility followed for the next two and a half hours. My appointment began with a consultation with a spa specialist who created a personalised programme designed to meet my needs. After changing into my bathrobe, I was escorted to my treatment room where true bliss followed. I was quite sceptical about whether the Maroc Maroc treatment would do the trick as I usually prefer strong massages that work the pressure points rather than oil based aroma therapy sessions. So what I loved the most about my treatment was how my massage was tailored to my desired strength level, soothing my muscles and clearing my mind.
Behind the Scenes
With an indoor swimming pool, a relaxation room, two Hammams and Watsu bath areas to enjoy, spending your time at the Spa can easily be an all day affair. As it was Alice and my last day in Marrakech, we only had 2.5 hours for our treatment and to take some photographs of the premises. It was a shame we did not have more time to spend at the Spa to fully unwind and relax. Once our treatments were done, we were back to business working against the clock to shoot. We had less than 30 minutes before our car arrived, but the Maroc Maroc treatment had reinvigorated us for our short shoot and I cannot be happier with the results of the photographs.
Photography | Form 42 . Photo editing | Mariko Kuo. Art direction + layout | Mariko Kuo.