Beautiful Bangladesh is the Tourism Boards phrase at the moment and they certainly delivered – not only with their lovely country but also in making me feel beautiful with a relazing day at the beauty parlour.
These women really know how to pamper you. 3 hours worth of beauty treatments and I felt like a goddess!!
Starting with a 1 hour full body massage using beautiful oils smelling of rich jasmine and camomile. Spices are added to the hot oil in order to heat the skin when it is rubbed in and relax the muscles. My thoughts wandered to beautiful places and took me on a journey of many of the incredible places I’ve visited over the past few years.
Following this relaxing treatment was the facial. Most facials have you sitting in a chair or laying a bed and your body is covered so only the neck and face are given the luxurious care. Not with this one they didn’t! Two ladies were in there with me for the 1.5 hour treatment. I had my arms, legs , shoulders and back cleansed, exfoliated, cleansed again and moisturised. It was amazing. I didn’t realise they could do so man creative things to cleanse my skin. Finishing with some relaxin music and a cold pureed cucumber mask – I left smelling like a fruit and vegetable market and with skin shimmering like a pearl.
Before I went on to my final beauty session, I was given a refreshing glass of mango juice and some locally made white chocolate chip biscuits. Such care is taken to make your experience truly relaxing and hospitable.
I then floated into the manicure and pedicure room. Again, I had 2 wonderful ladies with me the whole time. One for hands and one for feet. They took great care in dealing with my not so pretty feet and my very worn hands. My arms and legs were again cleansed, exfoliated and moisturised. My skin has never seen such ttention and care- it’s going to go into shock when it gets back to cold Melbourne. I chose a gorgeous burnt orange to go with my outfit for the day and I felt pretty as a picture.
This was the perfect thing to end my amazing trip to Bangladesh and really highlight the skills of the people there, the kindness and warmth in their hearts, and the effort and pride they take in making people feel welcome and well served. I was so happy with everyone there and wish I could go every week.
The Beauty Parlour is called Persona, and they can be found in a number of locations in Bangladesh.
I went to the Gulshan location and highly recommend it. Good area for shopping as well!