Ad:Symptoms like body aches, joint pain, stiffness of muscles - book your appointment for Ayurvedic relax massage in the comforts of your home- Promotional offer - 15KD - 90 minutes session. This is one perfect gift you can give yourselves and your loved elder ones. Extremly friendly staff who will take special care of the senior citizen requirement. Whatsapp-99006934.
Disclaimer: I booked the ayurvedic home service for the "body aches, joint pain, stiffness of muscles" NOT the "senior citizen requirement." (They also do postnatal massage, which would be a really nice gift to friends who have just delivered! I still didn't book for that - unless you count the pizza I ate last week from Sbarro as a small baby...)
I found Diva's through a Facebook ad and had a fabulous at-home Ayurvedic massage! 90 minutes of hot oil and really professional massage done by a certified ayurvedic therapist from Kerala, Ms. Reena.
I don't have the patience or time to go to a salon for a massage anymore. I can't stand the traffic and by the time I get home from the massage, I'm all stressed out again. I prefer to call someone to do the home service.
Ms. Reena brought all the equipment and set up at my home. I was kind of concerned about the oil getting all over my room, but it turned out to be a non-issue. They bring plastic sheeting to fit over the massage table they bring and nothing goes onto your floor.
The oil is some kind of special therapeutic oil that comes from Kerala that is supposed to be good for your muscles. The therapist asks you not to take a shower for an hour after the massage to allow the oil to work into your skin.
I've had "massages" before where I thought the lady was touching me with a feather rather than actually getting into my aching muscles. This was not one of those massages. She knows what she's doing. She worked on all my problem areas and with 90 minutes, there was plenty of time so it wasn't done in a rush.
The only thing I didn't like about the experience was that the oil is heated, so it gets a little smokey. I kind of felt like a fryer chicken at one point and I wish I had known so I could have ventilated a little better. For those of you who are sensitive to smells (like I am), this is a consideration.
Don't expect it to be a Pinky's Salon experience. Diva's home service doesn't have all the frills that Pinky's does. Pinky's has obviously spoiled me for every other home service!: They usually sets up with fresh rose petals, soft music, candles, and even a tea service with cookies or chocolate (THEY bring it all). Diva's is a table and that's about it. You should prepare to provide your own ambiance (and/or tea service!).
Overall, WELL worth the 90 minute experience at 15KD. Check out Diva's on Facebook or Instagram. They've got 2 salons and their prices are outstanding.
Slight word of warning: Be patient (I'm not.,..) giving directions to your home on the first appointment. The driver asked me for directions, but asked if I spoke Hindi. While it is definitely on my list of languages to learn - sadly, notsomuch right now.